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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ornament swap and hop...

If your looking for 'week 50'  ~Pops of Red..scroll down!

Another blog hop facilitated by Sally Russick... What would you have seen on this blog without her prompting this year?  VERY LITTLE!

My partner in the Swap was Paula Kramer (Cave Creek Beads) from Arizona... would love to be in Arizona today as it's offically COLD here!




Paula sent me two beaded ornaments  I should have photographed them separately ... a sparkly white beaded icicle  doesn't show up on a white background and a dark blue star doesn't show up on an open wire tree!


Ornaments hanging on the side of my photocube...


Ornaments straddling a beaded ball that my mother bought in India years ago.... (the icicle is trying to spin... so wouldn't focus!)

Almost in focus together on the tree.. Aren't the pretty?


The ornament I sent her.

My computer decided to be helpful and changed what I originally wrote which was 'Two lovely beaded ornaments" to "Two Love Beads"... sorry computer I did notice your attempt to hijack my post!

Too see all the other handmade ornaments follow the links below!

16 comments:

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Oh, how I love the beaded ornaments! That swirl rope is my all time favorite, especially in its pearly white with a pop of color at the bottom! Fabulous! Love the ornament you made her - the wire frame is genius, and the touch of holly on the side makes it perfection! Merry Christmas!

Therese's Treasures said...

Paula does beautiful work I have always been a big fan of her bead weaving. The two ornaments that she sent to you are gorgeous! The ornament that you sent to her is beautiful with the pretty little lighthouse hanging in the middle.
Therese

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Hi Lynne, the ornaments look very festive in their new home. Just wanted to mention that the artbead on the icicle is by Sue Beads who is also participating in the swap. I wonder if she will recognize her creation? Thanks for being such a terrific swap partner!

LoriF said...

Ooooh, pretty! Funny, I did a slightly different variation of the icicle for MY partner!...and your lighthouse makes a wonderful ornament! How perfect!

SueBeads said...

You received some beautiful ornaments and the one you sent her is amazing too!

Shel said...

Oh - beautiful ornaments!!

Karen Williams said...

So pretty! It's such fun seeing Paula's ornaments hanging on your wire tree.

And the ornament you sent is so perfect from you. Your enamel work is such fun and the lighthouse would make me smile and think of you on your island every time I saw it.

Alicia said...

Isn't that icicle absolutely delicious?! Beaded ornaments are special - yours too! and I love what you made for Paula, that lighthouse in the middle is perfect :)

Jennifer said...

Yeah - seed beads for the win! They are both absolutely fabulous! Lucky you!

Sally Russick said...

First, I love your wire tree! And Paula's beautiful ornaments are the perfect addition, I love her beadweaving! The icicle is beautifully but that star, so intricate!!!

Lynne, have a wonderful holiday!!! Thank you so much for participating in the swap!! The little lighthouse that you sent Paula is beautiful! Lighthouses are a favorite of mine.

Lori Anderson said...

Awesome, and creative use of a photo cube! (And don't you just love auto correct? I had a mess just typing this comment!

Jeanette said...

What sweet ornaments Paula created for you! And I love your unique holiday tree! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Tanya said...

Paula's ornaments are gorgeous. I love the icicle and may just be trying that one for my own tree. The ornament you made is beautiful as well. I love the lighthouse.

Designed by Vera said...

What great ornament Paula made...a great treat to see! I know they will have a special meaning year after year to you.

And I know what you mean about the computers...sometimes they minds of their own.

beadrecipes said...

Gorgeous ornaments, love the icicle, I bet it catches the light as it spins around.

Becky Pancake said...

Both of Paula's ornaments are beautiful. I like your wire tree. It is so fitting that you made a lighthouse ornament.