What I Sent Kathy - Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2018

As I mentioned last week, I'm participating in the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2018. It's a materials swap for jewelry-makers. I showed off the goodies that my partner, Kathy Lindemer sent to me. It's about time I got around to sharing what I sent her, especially since I know she's received them. 

The requirements of the hop are that you send your partner at least two of the three: a pendant, a clasp, and/or coordinating beads. And, at least one of those must be artisan-made (either by you or someone else). We're then asked to make at least one item, ensuring that we use the artisan-made item(s) received.
Above are the art pieces I sent Kathy. The flowered key and tin teardrop are both made by me. The ceramic yellow pendant is by Gaea, the lampwork bead by Kim Rogers, and the polymer clay beads by Tree Wings Studio

Since most of those were pendants, I then turned to selecting coordinating beads and clasps.
Spring is poking her head out in these parts, and I felt like this palette really reflected the sky, grass, and flowers making their appearance after a surprisingly white winter

I thought the colors in this daffodil picture (that I took the other day) accurately reflected the palette I was going for in the package I sent Kathy. 

Here's a look at all the elements together.

Now it's just a waiting game until the reveal on March 26th to see what beauty Kathy makes of it. While I wait, I guess I'd better stop admiring the beauties she sent me and get to work myself! 


  1. That tin teardrop is beautiful and so is the altered key (those keys of yours!)! And so are the other art beads and the colors palettes! Your partner will be very inspired!

  2. Ooh ! These are so pretty ! I can't wait to see what you both make with your packages!

  3. Daffodils are a favorite of mine, so I love these colors! The key is fabulous!!!

  4. What unique goodies to work with! I am jealous of your daffodils! The first things we will see are crocuses which can sometimes pop up in March if we are lucky.


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