Today is the day that everyone gets to see what I have been very busy doing. This year I was paired with the wonderfully talented Palak Udeshi http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/ from India and received from her some of the most beautiful beads. I could not wait to get started in doing something with them. And this is what I came up with. Even the material for the cord is from her . I had lots of fun coming up with this design and it was ever evolving as I worked on it
I also had a few beads left from what I sent her and I managed to get this done .
follow the below links to see what other members of the swap did
I got the mail the other day and found a box of wonderful beads from my partner She lives in India, and many of the beads were beads that can only be found there. I have some wonderful ideas of what to do with all the goodies that she sent me. I can not wait to get started and can not wait to show you the final project. I may actually have several things that I do with all the goodies
I spent a week on a bead cruise and it was wonderful I got to take classes from artists that I had only heard about, but never worked with. I can tell you that they are crazy brilliant, funny women who I so enjoyed working with.
Shelley Nybakke, Liisa Turunen, Amee K. Sweet-McNamara along with Kinga Nichols and Sherry Sarafini were our wonderful teachers and make and take girls.
the photo shows some of Liisa Turunens beautiful bead work. I think I have fallen in love with her style.
Here is a glimpse of what I sent to my partner. I can not wait to see what she does with it I am working on the twist of the blog hop and hope to have it done soon. Her beads stash to me should be here soon and I can not wait to see what she has sent me.