My blogging friend Kathy over at KathyinOzarks had run across some lovely blue green Czech glass picasso finish beads that she wanted to have made into a bracelet...and we decided to do a swap. I would make her some form of wrap-around style bracelet adding beads and materials from my personal collection and she in turn would provide me with some of her wonderful handmade soap.
I decided to try working with memory wire, adding a variety of different spacers and a few complimenting Czech beads of my own. Here is the result:
Can't forget the pressed coin beads used at the ends and tied off with sari silk ribbon. Such lovely beads, and a fun project to complete.
Now onto the soaps! I received two bars and a moisturizer which I absolutely adore. The butter moisturizer is made with sweet almond oil and has a wonderful light clean fragrance. The consistency is like whipped butter -and I am using this moisturizer every night. The soaps are also sure to be favorites. One is glycerin with dried calendula petals and the 2nd is a goat milk with pink Himalayan salt (for abrasive). The fragrances are amazing, my favorite is the goat milk bar which smells like honey.
I love the idea of trading different kinds of handmade goods. It was an awesome swap!