In my last post, I filled you in on all the personal and family things we did over the past couple of months, so in this post I wanted to share the artsy things I did this summer:
Way back last spring, I received a convo from one of my customers asking if she sent me some beads she made, then would I be willing to make some jewelry for her from them. It just so happens that this customer, Lisa Bienko (http://www.etsy.com/shop/lsa1sew), is an extraordinarily talented quilter, and, since I have virtually no sewing ability to speak of, I asked if she would be up for a trade...and she said YES!
I had been wanting a set of 12 placemats and napkins made from vintage fabrics and featuring birds somehow, and so Lisa agreed to make them for me in return for making her three complete jewelry sets from beads she sent me.
So here are the sets I made for her:
...and here are the AMAZING placemat/napkin sets she made for me:
Aren't they wonderful? She made them each unique and crazy-quiltish, with super-cute birds and exactly what I wanted - I love them! :)
And then I got an e-mail from Lori Anderson asking if I'd like to do a trade with her: some beads for this bracelet:
|"Captive" as seen in Bead Trends|
Of COURSE I said yes! Here's the awesome bead soup she sent me:
Sterling silver, designer art beads and beautiful black, gold/brass and copper to work with - I'm thrilled!
And as if these two trades weren't enough, I was featured in "Making Jewellery" Magazine in July:
Such a cool thing!
Well, I'm about to go back to working on a custom order for 17 journals (eek!), and I'll touch base later this week!