Addendum to Introduction for Swap N Hop

In the next day or two, I should be receiving my partner assignment for the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop. Linda, who runs the group, asks that we do an introduction so our partners have some idea of our style and what materials we enjoy working with. The Introduction that I did last year was pretty concise. But, I figured I could add a little to it.

I've been collecting tins for years, but only recently really began using them in my designs.
Red Tin Heart Earrings from my Etsy shop
And, the tin doesn't even have to be that old. The metal used in the earrings above was from a fairly new gingersnap container from World Market. But, to add my own spin, I love to distress items so they feel like they have a history.

Delicate Key Necklace
Keys also have quite the prominence in my designs. I acquired quite the stash of them some time ago and am constantly turning to them as a quick focal. They make great bases to embellish.

I do love to alter and embellish pieces with assemblage, though do recognize that some things are best left simple.

In my previous introduction, I failed to mention anything I don't like to work with. In general, I have a hard time with very bright colors, too large items, or plastic. Though, I do love a challenge.

I'm looking forward to the opportunity to meet another artist and see what they send me. As well, it's always so much fun to gather materials and see what someone else does with them. Y'all stay tuned to see what happens next!


  1. I am so glad I decided to participate in such a swap years ago, it helped me grow a lot. It can be challenging but is always fun!

  2. Cant wait to see who you are partnered with and what you both come up with.


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