Just received my congratulations e-mail that I am officially in the
SWAP N HOP
SWAP N HOP
So totally excited... I just Love exchanging beads with others and making new bead friends....it was suggested to list the 5 things that are important to match me with my partner and for my partner to select my beads. So here goes !
1: I started out doing stained glass in Montreal, Quebec and took many courses & got good at it, then moved to Toronto, Ontario and decided I would like to try my hand at glass fusing, after all it is still glass.. Then I moved to Kelowna, B.C. and fell in love with glass bead making at the torch... Of course when making all these beads I had to do something with them. I have quite a collection of vintage jewelry (and love to thrift for special pieces). I then came up with the brilliant idea that I could incorporate my lampwork beads into pieces with my vintage jewelry.
2: I usually make simple necklaces with 3 or 5 pieces dangling off a single chain (however I did do some very involved pieces when I took part in Bead Soup Blog Hop) Here's one of them... also in the colours that I love.
3: I like to use what ever I have on hand: silver plate, especially love copper, brass, black wire, etc. I can usually work with anything & like a challenge.
4: I like hand forging pieces of wire to make unique clasps, wire wrapping, jump rings, (have never done any bead weaving..too fiddly for me)
5: Love analogous colors: blues, greens, teals or the pinks, oranges, purples
I love bright, clear colors and tend to stay away muddy colors..I like my
jewelry to POP !
So that's it... if you scroll down thru my blog you will see the colors I use.