Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Goodies Arrived

Hi! A couple of weeks ago I received several lovely packages in the mail. I am participating in two upcoming blog hops and have been paired with sweet partners! The first reveal will be this Saturday, March 16 (the day before St. Patrick's Day - my fave!). My partner for the Holiday Bling Blog Hop 3 is Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame. Sherri came up with the fun, new to me, holiday Everything You Do Is Right Day, which is celebrated on March 16 - perfect!! We settled on swapping spring themed components, a quantity that could fit in the palm of one's hand.

Here are the amazing components Sherri sent to me:
Oh. My. Goodness! I have done a little bit of bead macrame (classes with Stephanie Sersich), but nothing like the work that Sherri does. Can you see how tiny the beads and macrame are in these components? Amazing. I do not have the eyesight to be able to make things like these. 
 And these painted lucite flowers? Oh my.
 I recently tried my hand at painting some of my stash of lucite as well as some polymer. Such fun! I have a couple of ideas brewing, one of them a little bit unconventional. I hope Sherri won't mind - I don't think the creator of the last component challenge I participated in was thrilled with what I did. Oh well.

These are the components I made and sent along to Sherri:
The photo is not spectacular, we haven't had lots of sun the past month, and when we have - I've been at work.A few of them are beachy, but the beach is seasonless in my world! I hope she likes them and can't wait to see what she makes!

The second hop I'm participating in is Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party with a reveal date of March 30. I have been paired with the very sweet Sumi Rani of the HundredColors blog. Sumi is such a sweetie and I'm having a great time getting to know her. She is so brave, in my opinion, to up and leave your homeland, travel across the world and settle in another country with a small child.

This is what Sumi sent me (including the beautiful piece of poly-silk they're on):
and, here is what I sent to Sumi:
There's more to come so stop back on Saturday to see the reveal for the Holiday Bling Blog Hop 3! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wonderful......I love the mixed media and macramé. I'm enchanted.

  2. Hi Lori

    I came here to check out what you created with the soup.. But was touched by the words you included about me! Cant wait to see your creation. I am really mesmerized with the way you paint the Lucite components. There is some mystery to it, you can keep looking on them, and wonder all the time "How did she do it by the way"!! I wont ask you to reveal the secret, I am associating that talent solely to you. Keep doint it and excelling on it! And, isn't painting on clay fun? You jump up many times with some really creative ideas, while you are on it!!! Fun. See you later ;) Love ~Sumi


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