Sunday, April 5, 2015

2015 Bead Peeps Swap N' Hop Goodies Revealed!

We received our goodies!  And our partner received her goodies too!  We're participating in the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2015; participants swap beads and then post what they created with them!  This year, our partner is Annica Larsson from  Without further ado, here are the yummy beads.

First, we sent Annica our soup, and we posted our teaser photo a while ago...

Inside the package was this!

We wanted to send a pastel mix of pinks and greens for spring to Annica.  We've included lampwork from Jennifer, a ceramic pendant made by Deborah, a twisted wire glass bead pendant by Gianna and a chunk of rough Rose Quartz that Catherine mined from the Black Hills in South Dakota, USA.  The metal flowers have been given patina (by Jennifer and Gianna) and the pink ribbon is vintage seam-binding ribbon that Deborah hand-crinkled.  The metal components we included are Shibuichi, a metal alloy made by combining 1 part silver to 3 parts copper.  Dry Gulch carries several findings and components of this metal on our website at  We all had a blast putting this soup together!

Second, we have Zestyfrog's collection!

So much great earthy in this mix!  We absolutely love the colors she sent us, very organic and down-to-earth.  Annica sent us several of her wonderful hand-made ceramic creations, which we especially love!  She included a large heart pendant (that I discovered took many firings to create!), a set of Raku textured beads and some lovely little shells.  We can't wait to get started working on this fabulous selection.  Thank you, Annica!  Stop by often, bead peeps, we'll be posting our creations May 2nd.


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