ONE of the many swaps I signed up for is the Secret Sister Swap. Those who are participating are partnered up and then given three dates when secret gifts are to be sent out to the assigned partner, aka Secret Sister.The guidelines state each gift should have a value of $15 to $30. But some people JUST don't follow the rules! MY SECRET SISTER is one of these people!
MY SECRET SISTER is crazy and sly, very SLY! She started out buying me a substantial gift certificate to LIMA BEADS. I was blown away when I got the e-mail telling me the news. Since then she has sent me cards upon cards with cute poems and sayings which have really made me smile. They have been a real pick-me-up at a time when things have been a bit rocky - emotionally.
There was a letter enclosed which let me know that my Secret Sister had thought a lot about me and packed each and every piece with me in mind. She "studied" me and found out what I love and tried to include it in the package - AND DID SHE EVER succeed. I love EVERYTHING!
Come look at all these goodies...
Note: I had to use collages because otherwise I'd have too many images and you would be overwhelmed and seriously jealous!
Clockwise: Artist Beads with a challenge to name the artists.
Inspired by nature, beach glass and more
Magic Mix with color-changing beads with a Valerie O'Neal focal
A gorgeous silk embroidered bag
FLY: Antiqued brass enameled butterfly focal and connectors
Copper filigree, connectors, charms, links, and gorgeous wirework
Clockwise: Jasper, goldstone, fossil coral and odds & ends
Czech and Chinese Mix
AND LORDY...oh, LORDY!!
Brass goodies of every kind
and MORE metal findings in many shapes and sizes
Love this wire piece my Secret Sister created herself,
AND a favorite MACRO to discribe my LOVE of COPPER!
Isn't she something?!
(Please stop drooling all over my blog!)