Today, Kayla and I had so much fun opening envelopes eager to see the different paper beads from places near and far, all works of art, a labor of love 🙂 They are a beautiful mixture of browns, oranges, beige, reds, pumpkin………they will make a nice bead soup with a little sprinkle of spice and everything nice. It just brings out the poet in me 😉
This is from Anne, beautiful browns with swirls of gold, browns and pink.
…from Donna, I love the sparkly coral and copper beads.
Debbie has these really cool candy corn beads.
Linda’s have some pumpkin and cinnamon in them
Sanja’s beads would be great as filler beads, they are so uniform in size and almost look like wood beads
Also from Sanja, flower pendant necklace, it’s pretty the way she mixed the spice and green together like that.
Claire, sent nice spotted egg like beads, barrel shaped and cones with gold foil, nice assortment.
Denise’s are perfectly shaped olive shapes and tube shapes, great also as filler beads
Cathy from the Villages! I would like to call her beads Fiesta Beads, they are a nice mixture of happy colors.
Deb’s is what I also call perfect olive shapes, I think she has perfected the small beads!
Bronwen sent us nice tube shapes in different sizes in beautiful brown tones
Julie and mom June is what I call petite olive shapes, love the orange and the greens all uniform in shape.
Gisela’s beads look like glass beads, she has perfected the art I should say. She included one large bead that I’m tempted to keep for myself, instead I will incorporate it into a piece for the end of swap raffle drawing. The terra cotta colored beads are beautiful as well.
Kathy sent us us beautiful pumpkin colors, the yellow ones are the color of squash, the browns reminds me of chocolate rice krispies and the colorful beads look like African trade beads.
Emily, I love your barrel shaped beads, and the predominant colors are what I call purple yam.
Last but not least are Kayla’s, she made them out of scrap booking paper because she want them in fall colors. They are 1/2 inch at the base and 12 inches long. The two beads below have the same dimensions: 1/2 by 12 inches, but you can see that the brown bead is slightly bigger, that is because it is thicker paper.
Kayla made them in different shapes and size, will look good for our bead soup.
Next Postl: Long convertible necklace that Kayla and I put together. We think it will be appropriate for the swap because it can display all the different beads from every body. ‘Til then……