#CraftBlogClub spring clean gift swap - chapter 2
I was so excited to have a lovely box delivered to the Let Fire Inspire workshop last week… but couldn’t remember ordering anything from anybody.
The gorgeous cat sticky tape made me think of Ceinwyn - a cat I’ve got to know a bit on Twitter over the last year - and lo and behold when I turned the box over there was the label for Perfidious Jewellery - which is exactly where Ceinwyn hangs out.
The penny dropped. This was my #CraftBlogClub spring clean gift!
To be honest I hadn’t had a great week - and so I saved up the parcel-opening until Sunday afternoon, when I had the house to myself. Big cup of tea at my side, and in I went….
I was - am - overwhelmed! The lovely Lisa has sent me a huge variety of beads and jewellery-making findings - there are lots of beads (glass, shell, pearlised, semi-precious, metal) and jewellery components galore. Not only that, but she’d made me a lovely pair of skull earrings and a gorgeous pin incorporating my favourite greens and bluey greens.
Actually I’m just going to go ahead and paste the message I sent to Lisa the minute after I’d stopped drooling over the very generous stash:
Hi Lisa! Well, when I saw so many of Ceinwyn's friends and relations wrapped stickytapewise round my #CraftBlogClub parcel I knew who it was from even before I saw the Perfidious Jewellery label! And I just don't know what to say - what an absolutely smashing haul - it's every bead enthusiast and jewellery maker's dream! I've got glass beads, pearly beads, goldstone beads, semi-precious beads, mother-of-pearl beads, crystal beads, silver beads *pauses for breath* charm pin findings, ring findings, chains, eye pins..... AAAAND two beautiful, beautiful ready-to-wear items! The charm pin is in exactly my colours - but you know that! - and I'm beyond delighted with the earrings! I love what you do with skulls, but hadn't thought that skulls were 'my' kind of thing - well how jolly wrong I was, because I'm wearing the earrings right now and they're very, very me! I can't wait to get started crafting with this bumper stash - thank you so, so much - it's given me such a boost, and I'm beyond thrilled. Thank you so much! Rebecca x PS Amazeballs. Seriously. Thank you. xxx
I’ll be following this post up with one showing you what I’ve been busy making out of this stash!