Despite some people trying to ruin it, some beaders who partecipated in the BSBP also took part in a really nice earring swap, hosted by Jessica Murray.
Swaps are a beautiful chance to know crafty people, interesting not only because they share at least one passion with you (a general love for handmade jewelry), but also because they use different media, have a totally different life on the opposite side of the world and, last but not least, because they're nice people!
Alas I still haven't received my earrings because, you know, Italy has the slowest postal service ever when it comes to incoming mail, but I can show you what I made for my partner, the amazing Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree.
I know, nothing new, but the more I was reading Ginger's e-mails describing her life, and the more I was looking at her gorgeous rustic components, the more these earrings seemed to be perfect for her.
She told me they are.
She loves blue and is a bit of a boho lady, and I loved that she recycled all these blue glass bottles to make an amazing tree in her garden. It's such a nice story.
So I thought some recycled can tabs with a little blue were just perfect :D
If I'll receive some surprise in the mail tomorrow, I'll update this post; otherwise I hope you'll be kind enough to stop by lately again and take a look at the other partecipants here.