Saturday, April 16, 2011

Who wants in?


We will take up to 20 participants!  Still room for you to play if you would like to!

The Vintage Bling Charm Necklace Swap

Last year, I participated in the vintage bling charm bracelet swap, hosted by Cheryl and Sandy from CA, at Silver Bella.  I absolutely LOVE my bracelet but I have worn it more as a necklace than a bracelet.   I have received so many lovely comments each time I wear it.  My sissy Lynn didn't get in the swap last year and without a Silver Bella this year, we think it's time for some happy thoughts!   We are looking for 23 gals who love the bling!  More details coming...leave a comment if you would like to be a part of this amazing swap!


For those of you who may be on the fence, this may help. Here's what you will need to participate in this amazing swap:

*20 pieces of silver looking vintage rhinestone pieces.  They do not have to be perfect.  It's okay to have some of the stones missing.  All shapes and sizes!

*Remove any backs of earrings, pins, other things that need to go so the bail fits nicely.

*The pieces need to be at least 1 inch in size and no larger than 2 inches.

*Glue (E6000 works great) or solder (if you are comfortable with soldering) a jewelry bail on the back of the piece.  Hobby Lobby sells glue on jewelry bails that work awesome.  A bail is a piece that has a loop on it so you can add a jump ring to the charm.

*Send your pieces and a chain, your desired length, to Lynn and I by June 1.  This gives everyone a chance to be on the hunt for the bling!  We will assemble your necklaces and hopefully have them out by mid-June.  NOTE:  The necklace chain length is your preference but be sure to have a length that is long enough for 20 charms.

Please let me know if you have any questions and just leave us a comment if you would like to sign up!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sweet Swaps

I've had these awhile...aren't they lovely sitting on my dining room table?  They are from Natalea and  Jenni Carrino from the Speckled Egg swap that miss Heather hosted.

Look inside...lots of goodies inside, tiny treasures...

A week or so ago, I received these lovely goodies in the mail from dear Hope.

Eggs...perfect with the matchboxes...

And look at this ornament!  To die for...

She even included these sweet spring earrings to wear...brightens my day in so many ways.

(blurry is bad...but, new camera coming soon!)

Thanks girls!

Sending out some goodies to Heather and her little one this week.  And, Michelle is hosting a tiny book swap.  There may be time to join that one !

What has been waiting for you at the mail box?  I'd love to hear!