TADA! Partners for the Bead Peeps Swap and Hop have been announced. Bead Peeps is a kind of sister group to the Bead Soup Cafe on Facebook and this is the first Swap and Hop held by the group’s founder Linda Anderson. The rules for the swap are simple, two handmade artesian components (a focal + a clasp or a set of co-ordinating beads) are chosen by us and sent to our assigned partners. We make something spectacular with the two handmade items and reveal them on our blog on 2nd May.
My partner for this event is Robin Reed of Artistry HCBD. Robin and I connected and chatted on Facebook about some of our favourite materials and colours. I spent some time exploring her blog, Artistry HCBD.
Don’t you just love that bird focal! You can check out her Facebook page and her Indiemade store to see her gorgeous designs. Robin’s favourite materials are gemstones (agate and jasper in particular) and silks and leather, and her favourite colours are earthy tones.
I’ve sent Robin a few of my favourite artisan beads and gemstones. I’ll share a photo of the goodies I’ve sent early next week, along with the wonderful goodies I received from Robin.