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Bead Peeps Swap N Hop - My Partner and Beads Exchanged

I'm excited to finally be sharing the goodies I received from my fabulous partner, Nadine Edris of Moondance Jewelry! Besides that fact that Nadine and I share similar yet unique design styles...we also share a bit of geographic fun! I live just outside of Portland, Oregon and Nadine is just outside of Portland, Maine. How cool is that?!? Both Portland girls!
How beautiful are these wire wrapped seaglass pendants?!? Nadine included a piece of seaglass from her "secret" beach in my package...so special!
and know I love anything dragonfly so when I spotted this piece in Nadine's collection I of course had to share!
One more showing a collection of designs...I believe this was shot as she was preparing for a show...but I loved the look of all these pieces shared together. Now that you've seen a bit about my partner...let's get to the packages we swapped!
So many beautifully wrapped packages...and this post card makes me long to visit the beach!
Gemstones, shell, mother of pearl, czech glass, metal button and that special beach seaglass I mentioned earlier! but wait there's more...
Sari ribbon, gemstones, czech beads, metal beads and a BEAUTIFUL handmade bronze clay donut made by Nadine! She spoiled me with so many wonderful beads. One of the things I really love about the selections she sent is other than a few whole strands on some smaller beads she sent just a few of lot of different beads. My muse really gets excited over such variety! Anyone who follows me knows I love to create asymmetrical designs and mixed bead variety designs...these packages are perfect for that!
Here is a quick shot of what I sent to Nadine. I am in love with her eclectic vintage style so I sent a variety of charms and beads along that style. I don't usually buy goodies for these swaps...I have such a large stash of creative elements...but I saw the green patina bird in Dry Gulch's etsy shop and I just knew it would be perfect so I had to get it! 
If you want to check out more of Nadine's work and connect with her visit her instagram here or her facebook page. Check back on March 26 to see what I create from all this wonderful loot!
~Kari

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4 comments

  • Oh my what sweetness in the pieces that you have sent. The focals are super gorgeous

    Divya

  • Everything looks fabulous – can’t wait to see the creations!

    Dry Gulch Beads & Jewelry

  • droooool and I ESPECIALLY love that cherry packaging!

    Linda

  • Oh, my! So many goodies abound in this post – both what you received AND what you sent. Of course, I can’t wait to see what both of you make from these collections. It ought to be a lovely reveal!

    CraftyHope

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