Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Good Ol' Swap...

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!

Thanks Kathy
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8 comments:

  1. Good morning Lisa I so enjoyed our swap too-and I love my bracelet! very fun to wear. Your photos are gorgeous-

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  2. Beautiful bracelet, and I am imagining how wonderful scent from the gifts you received, Lisa :) Kathy makes beautiful artisan soaps!

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  3. Wonderful bracelet - great colors for everyday!

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  4. I love the look of the bracelet! The end pieces are so neat. What a great swap receiving soaps and moisturizer. They sound wonderful!

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  5. Love the bracelets! The beads and design you chose to incorporate her beads was perfect! I agree with Val about the end beads - they really set it off!

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  6. Win-win! That is an awesome swap. Best wishes, Tammy

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  7. So pretty Lisa. I love memory wire bracelets.

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