Monday, June 1, 2009

A fair trade

My mom just loved her bracelet and earrings and they looked great on her! So we were knitting away and she says "oh I found some more beads" (she 'gave up' beading for paper arts) and she then pulls out this huge carrying case loaded with all kinds of beads - all color coordinated! It was like Christmas!

Here it is opened - its huge!

Just one of the 4 compartments - this one is all earth tones and black/white. Awesome.

The other compartments are filled with pinks/purples, greens and blues.
All different shapes and sizes. Such fun!

But here's the 'catch':
She then pulls out some necklaces that she made and asks me to make her some earrings to go with them.

. . . . . Of course I will - just as soon as I get better at it.

I worked up this pair from an earring pattern on The directions were very precise and easy to follow and all the earring supplies needed are listed right under the instructions.

I am really bad at the whole loop making wire wrapping bit. I love the earrings themselves, its the workmanship that could use some help.

Luckily my mom told me she's not in any hurry, because it may be awhile until I get the technique under control.


Carol said...

Lucky you to come into such wonderful loot!! I am sure we will be seeing them soon!

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi lynn
look at those beads!!
and all wonderfully sorted-pure treasure :)
great earrings and i love your moms necklaces~ you two are sure the talented pair :)
enjoy your day
tabby :)

GraceBeading said...

Wow... what a great stash to have from your mother. And more wonderful earrings. I'm really glad I was able to plant myself in front of the computer today to catch up on some blogs. Wonderful eye candy here (as always!)

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