So happy to be participating in another of Lori Anderson’s fabulous blog hops! This one is the Bead Hoarder’s edition, and the beautiful idea behind it is to send your partner a bead (or beads) that you’ve been hoarding – something that really is special to you, as a true act of kindness. I love that!
My partner is the very talented Pam DeBoer of Pamela’s Studio. Be sure to check out her vibrant, artistic designs on her Facebook page!
Here’s what I sent to Pam –
I bought that awesome ceramic focal bead in a great bead shop we happened upon as my husband and I were passing through Savannah, Georgia on a special vacation 6 years ago. I loved this bead because it was unlike any others I’ve ever had – it reminds me of a Calder sculpture or maybe a Picasso painting. I chose a strand of tiny faceted agates and some Czech glass to go with it.
As I was getting ready to send it off I decided to paint the box to match, just for fun!
I really hope Pam enjoyed creating with it!
Now for what she sent to me-a beautifully detailed poly clay pendant-
And some great Tibetan clay beads, lampwork rondelles and my favorites – a pair of sweet handmade ceramic birds!
I ended up making 3 pieces, and they are all very different from each other. First, I used the Tibetan beads along with some pierced sterling beads and lampwork discs from my stash for this funky pair of earrings-
Next I made a long knotted necklace for the pendant using S-lon cord and sparkly little faceted Czech glass beads-
Finally, those little handmade birds – I perched them on a rusty tin birdhouse pendant along with Czech glass flowers and beads. Perfect for Spring!
I had a great time working with these wonderful beads – thanks for hopping along with me!
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