I had the chance to swap beads with the amazing Sandi Volpe. I also got the chance to meet her at a bead show/demo (Barbara Lewis - Playing with Fire). That was great! Please ago over and see the beautiful pieces that she creates.
I sent her my box of goodies and totally forgot to take a picture of what I sent off, sorry.
Here is what she sent me.
(loving every single bead!)
African trade beads, sparklies, recycled glass and that wonderful
She made that, for me!
This photo does not do these beads justice. The blue is stunning.
And she also sent me some of her hand enameled beads, sari silk and chain.
Such fun. I have already created with these!
Thank you Sandi.
I did purchase a Playing with Fire kit from Barbara Lewis when I met her at
the bead show. It took me a while to get everything set up and get my torch working
(life got in the way)
But........I got it all set up this weekend and I
PLAYED WITH FIRE.
This is so addicting!!!
Just a few pictures of the pieces I made.
And yes, I have burned my fingers picking up the beads while they are still hot.
My daughter is laughing each time I pick on up and say
"damn those are hot"
Eventually I will learn!
The first words out of my husbands mouth were
"you need more colors"
Yeah! Gonna get that link to him today!
We got our tree up and decorated,
it's about 10 feet tall and smells
I hope you all had a great weekend