So, I'm pretty behind in posting this - especially since the reveal is scheduled for Saturday! Haha, well better to be late than miss it entirely, right?
Anyways, my partner did indeed receive my package! I was pretty worried about what to send and how to send it, seeing as how I'd never participated in a bead soup swap before! I dug up my first beads purchased outside of chain stores like JoAnn's, the first bead I'd ever gotten as a present, beads from Tennessee, and some from England. I also sent a pendant I had made and those white flowery toggle/clothing attachment things I'm pretty sure I got in a shop in Cambridge. When I saw it I thought that it would be pretty cool if someone figured out how to use them as a clasp. Ironically, after I sent this package, I made a necklace that really could have used the white toggle. I wrapped the pendant in the blue flowery material, that wrapped everything in the green Hawaiian material that it is all laid out on.
Now, this is what that pendant was supposed to look like: a really awesome key with a clock-hand on top. In the big picture Karen posted, I couldn't see the clock-hand, so I've been praying on and off that it didn't break off in the mail, because that would seriously suck.
My package arrived today and I was so excited I opened it right away! The necklace's pendant was made by my swap partner, Karen, and the bead was a glass one that she's kept for so long she doesn't remember the artist who made it! I'm so very excited to begin crafting a piece of jewelry that suits this very unique bead! (I'm already wearing the necklace - it is too good not to!).
Partners for the Bead soup Blog Hop have been assigned and packages should have gone out on Wednesday. I admit, I was a little bit behind and mine ended up in the mail on Thursday instead.
I finally got to meet my bead swap partner - she's already participated in one before so I'll be under her guidance for the future! She is super nice and I hope she'll like my package!