A Fun Swap...


This week I did a really fun swap with Kim from Numinosity !  Kim is an artist who makes the most wonderful lampwork beads (you can see some beauties on the card above), altered art, and jewelry ~ I can't imagine making beautiful beads like she does!  I wish I was a better photographer to better capture their beauty... I just love them and can't wait to make some jewelry with them!


The double ended beads have copper wires which can be shaped...


This beautiful curled copper piece with bead is actually made to be a paper clip, but it's so pretty, I'd like to make it into a pendant!  Kim told me the little silver praying figurine is a Milagro...Spanish for miracle... and that people pin them on the Virgin of Guadalupe for miracles...


The colors in the beads are really lovely...


 Kim also sent me some other fun goodies...a little pin, some fun ephemera...love the high heels...


some great old flash cards...


some handmade paper...


and this fun Mexican lottery card!


So many fun goodies and wonderful items from her fresh perspective has really inspired my creative juices! I can't wait to start creating!  I hope you'll stop by Kim's blog and say hi!
Thanks SO much, Kim...it was SO much FUN!!

OH...before you go...don't forget to enter my  GIVEAWAY


Until next time...
Linda

18 comments

  1. Wow, her beads are beautiful, and I can't wait to see what she has inspired you to create! I'm off to visit her blog!

    Kat :)

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  2. The beads are beautiful. Hey, I think those were my flashcards..circa 1966!

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  3. Linda,
    Love all the olden things! Those retro high heels are neat!!!

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  4. Aww thanks, Linda. It's neat to see it all laid out here.

    xoxo Kim

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  5. Thanks for your comment on my closet...it feels SO good to have a nice neat area! :) Wish they were all done. hee hee hee
    When I first clicked on your post, I thought that first picture was a box of candy...just beautiful! :)
    Love ya girly!
    Hugs
    Missy

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  6. How fun! Bet you will have a great time working with all of your new treasures! I especially love the postcard of the cherub, so cute!!

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  7. Beautiful beads...I'm off to check out her blog.
    Looking forward to seeing what you create with them.
    Jane

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  8. Can these beads be any more beautiful? If anyone can transform them into something even more luscious, it is you. Show us soon, 'kay?

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  9. The beads are beautiful.The mexican card is neat never saw one like that.You got some wonderful goodies! Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  10. Looks like you'll be busy for awhile! Great time of year to be creative!! Have fun with those pretty beads! Julie

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  11. Those beads are so pretty and different. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  12. Always so pretty! No matter what you're featuring LInda! Have yourself a happy and creative day!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

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  13. Hi Linda!

    Beautiful beads...I'll have to stop by her blog. Love the flashcards and old Lottery card! Fun! I bought some old vocabulary cards, a Scrabble game and old black woodend Dominos, recently.

    Just stopping by to pass on an award to you. I've enjoyed your blog and just wanted to say, "thank you"!

    Can't wait to see what you do with the beads. ;) Michelle

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  14. Great beads! I'll have to stop.
    Ck. out my Blog!
    xx Liz

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  15. Linda, what beauties those beads are, and so unique. I look forward to seeing what you create from them. Now, what did YOU give her as part of the swap!? Ann

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  16. These are beautiful, Linda. So much fun to work with!
    xo
    lynn

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  17. What a generous swapper! I just love swaps. I would love to enter your giveaway, too!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  18. Nice. I was hoping I would get to see the lovely beads that Kim sent. I can't wait to see what you do with them!

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