I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed this swap.
Our hostess (Linda Anderson of www.fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com) and her helpers have been tireless in creating a friendly and fun environment and I would like to thank them profusely for all of their hard work.
And I have a fantastic partner, Rebecca White of www.morganafeycreations.121hub.com, who is talented, warm and a pleasure to get to know.
There are lots of wonderful blogs and creations for you to experience so I shall limit my waffle and get right to the reveal!
This is the glorious stash of goodies my partner sent me. Perfectly balanced, gorgeous colours, I got super excited:
Pretty dang sexy selection huh?
And this is what I have created so far - it was all about the fringe for me:
(The gorgeous clasp is waiting for me to finish the necklace to go with the coral pendant.)
The straps of my "Mermaid's necklace" are based on "Sleek in Silver" by Hatsumi Oshitani (Beadwork Oct/Nov 2011) and I used netting to bezel around the gorgeous ceramic pendant (by Michelle McCarthy of www.fireflydesignstudio.etsy.com).
I even put a wee dangle at the back.
My "Hawaiian Skirt" bracelet is my own design and the subject of a bun fight as to who gets to wear it (me or my daughter).
As you can see, Humphrey the Vicious Killing Dog did not like being left out.
Again, many many thanks to Linda Anderson for her patience and unending good nature.
Now let's go and get us some eye-candy from the other participants:
Linda Anderson (Hostess) http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com
Marcy Lamberson http://www.studiomarcy.blogspot.com
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Dita Basu http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Kristina Peck http://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/
Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Catherine La Vite http://www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Christina Hickman http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
gloria allen http://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
Teresa Schurter http://treezstreazurs.com/
Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Susan Kelly http://mimismilesdesigns.blogspot.com
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Terry Jeanette Carter http://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Laurie Vyselaar https://lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Marianne Baxter http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
Johana Nunez http://www.artincendi.com
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog
Robin Reed http://www.willowdragon.blgspot.com
Kristina Hahn Eleniak http://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Robin Lynne Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Claire Fabian http://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Inge von Roos https://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Rachel Mallis http://mintmonarch.com
Sam Waghron http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
Nan Smith http://wirednan.blogspot.ca/
Suse Stelljes http://pearlify.blogspot.de
Ginger Bishop http://www.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Nelly May (you are here) http://www.smellynelly.blogspot.com
Rebecca White (my lovely partner) http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/
Sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina http://www.peru-medesigns.com
Pallavi Asher http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
Krafty Max http://kraftymax.net
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
Deborah Apodaca http://deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Tami Norris https://tamisdesigns.wordpress.com
Brandy Scozzari http://bhjewelry.wordpress.com
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding https://www.facebook.com/99BOBOTW/
Veralynne Malone http://veradesigns.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.wordpress.com