I am so glad I participated in this year's BSBP, it's been a while since I have done any challenges. This is the Bead Hoarder's Blog Hop edition, it involved sending a hoarded bead or beads. That meant sending a bead that was special to you, sending something you really loved, giving it to someone you didn't know, as a gesture of goodwill and in a sort of Pay It Forward. I had the pleasure to be partnered with Kate Gonska, be sure to check her out at: http://coconutbead.blogspot.com/. Here is the cute mix she sent:
She sent some dalmatian jasper, some salvaged metal pieces, and a pretty ceramic dragon's eye. Below is what I have made!
Below is the soup I sent to Kate. These beads are special to me, I loved this challenge because it forced me to send beads out to the universe, to be seen, to be worn and to spread some joy:)
I tend to hoard beads for their color and texture, I love blues and greens and I it shows on the soup I sent. The blue Swarovski bead was made using a technique my mom taught me. I have hoarded the blue and white ceramic round beads for a looong time, I love the color and the feel of those beads.
The crystal round swirl beads, are precious and delicate, a gift from my dear friend Tracy Kruse (miss you). I also sent three of my special collection of lampwork beads. I love those colors, the bigger bead has some red that matches the Swarovski strand I sent along.
I can't wait to see what Kate made!
Thank you so much to Lori Anderson for persevering and make this happen! Now Here is the full list of participants, have fun visiting them all:)
Hello, I’m Iveth!
I hope you find this blog inspiring and positive. I'm reserved by nature but in this space, I share things that motivate me to create, to be better, and to be happy. All art and pictures are mine.
Please look around, comment, or drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you!