Welcome to the Swap N Hop reveal! The blog hop where a bunch of people swap stuff and make stuff. All made possible by the superhuman efforts of the very wonderful Linda Anderson of Cherry On Top Designs (blog and instagram).
I am valiantly trying to write this post surrounded by hoards of screaming, sandy kids, on the beach, on my phone, on holiday. It is fair to say that some interesting vocabulary has escaped from my mouth after the umpteenth “whoopsy we’ve lost your edits” message. So I am going to make this fairly brief before I lob my phone into the foaming sea!
My partner got quite poorly and was unable to get anything to me in time. So I took this as an opportunity to dig into my secret stash and to finally do something with a selction of pretties that I have been hoarding.
I picked out a kit that had never really appealed to me, and challenged myself to re-engineer it to suit my mood. Here’s the little stash I chose to work with, surrounded by our beachy finds as requested by my little people:
And here is what I made from it. I’m particularly chuffed with my toggle clasp:
Thanks for dropping by.
Here’s (hopefully) a list of the other participants. Enjoy!
Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com (Hostess)
Inge von Roos https://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Kari Asbury https://kariasbury.com/blogs/design-challenges
Nadine Edris http://instagram.com/moondancemaine
Kathy Lindemer https://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Hope Smitherman http://CraftyHope.com
Marde Lowe http://fancimardesigns.blogspot.com
Christina Hickman https://www.instagram.com/laughingsalmon/
Terry Jeanette Carter https://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
LISA JOHNSON https://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Catherine La Vite http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Joanne Bell https://joannetinks.wordpress.com
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.bg/
Bonnie Robbins https://www.instagram.com/brobbins_wireandwonder/
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com/
Robin Reed http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Karin King http://www.maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com
Erika Price https://www.instagram.com/erikapricejewellery/
Sarah Reid http://www.instagram.com/sarahreiddesigns
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com
Robin Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Nicole Rennell https://www.instagram.com/nicolerennelldesigns/
Fay Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
andrea frank https://instagram.com/andreazeef
Cheri Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.wordpress.com
Deborah Apodaca https://deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
PALAK UDESHI http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
Penny Houghton http://www.forgottentrack.com.au/blog (you are here)
Paulina Russell Http://www.instagram.com/thewildbead
Heather Canepa http://www.instagram.com/canepaheather
Tina Hemr http://instagram.com/mariecaroldesigns
NAOMI KNAFLA https://www.instagram.com/naomiknafla/
Michelle Marson https://www.instagram.com/ellecountry/
REbecca White https://morganafeycreations.com/blog/
Laura Bosch https://www.instagram.com/lauraboschmultibeadia
Kathleen Breeding https://www.instagram.com/99bobotw.kb/
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/
These are some of the things that I’ve created in the past.
If my kids weren’t being such a pain in the butt I’d add some details, but we are two days left to the holidays and the rugrats are at their most rampant!
The Author ...
would like to live in a bubble of imagination and creativity. But people keep coming in and asking for stuff to be done. 'Tis the blessing of a family to both keep you grounded, and to set that craziness free.