A Cool Collaboration

I am at it again. Except this time, I'm doing it right and only collaborating with 1 person instead of 5 others. Don't know if you remember the ol' Necklace Round Robin I hosted? Yea well, unfortunately that was a bust and we never got our necklaces back from the last designer. Soooo Sad. :(  But anyway, I don't dwell. Instead, I do it again. With a friend.
               This necklace start shown here, should be arriving at KJ's (Silver Parrot) doorstep any day now.

We decided we would each create a partial piece of jewelry and then send the start to each other, finish them and keep that one for ourselves. So KJ is keeping this beauty and I'll be keeping what she sends to me.
On her start, I used a new stitched Jade Scott pendant, cute and oval with little holes for extra doo-dads to be added. A vintage shank button in the coolest shape I have ever seen. I wire wrapped some amber colored glass beads, and a few Apatite nuggets. Added a few pieces of chunky copper chain. And those links, I bought on Etsy, and embelished them with some brass tube beads. I even added one of my new little owl tags!! So cute!

I can't wait to see what she sends to me. She tells me that she is waiting for special things to show up in the mail so she can work on creating something special. That gives me chills. I would what that could mean? I'm wondering maybe if she's going to be incorporating this new profound obsession with Ice Resin into what she's creating.  Well stay tuned to each of our blogs, I'll show what I get from her. Then show it again when I finish it. And she will do the same. Aren't you excited!? I definitely recommend doing these little collaborative swaps. Gets the creative juices flowing and stretches the imagination!!

Looking forward to this day being over. My sister Franny, is going to come up and is arriving today, to stay a few days. We are finally going to be able to celebrate her 20th birthday which was last weekend. I got her some cool things. I can't wait to give them to her. And I made her something too. Which, I KNOW she's gonna love. You probably notice Fran comments on every single piece of jewelry I post on Facebook. She loves everything. She might just be my biggest fan ever. ;)

  (p.s.the twice a week updates will start NEXT wednesday.... until then there will be little trickles of additions to the shop today, maybe tomorrow, maybe sunday, too)



  1. I'm sorry about the swap going bust. It's frustrating to all of us because there were a lot of people who really wanted the chance to play along (myself included). I truly hope that there's a legitimate reason behind all of this and that the priviledge wasn't just abused. Anywho...I love the new necklace!

  2. That sounds like so much fun!!! I am sorry the first one didnt work out.
    this necklace is going to be awesome!

  3. That's pretty crappy about the necklaces - life happens, but to not at least return them?
    Oh well.
    Have fun with your sister.

  4. So very sorry to hear about the last Necklace RR that went sour. Your inspired RR was taken up on my side after I wrote to you and the group is now up and running, here is the link
    . I'll be blogging about it soon on this blog.

    I look foward to seeing what you both do with your collaborated pieces.

  5. Aww thats wonderful your little sis coming up! I know she will be excited what you have made her cause your stuffs lovely. The swap a shame others ruin it for the rest...many legit people would of loved to have participated. No worries you are above all that! Have a wonderful day, I know I will cause I bought the lovliest of necklaces today lol! ox

  6. Love this necklace start. So sorry the other swap wasn't resolved - that really is wrong. I can't wait to see this one finished and also the necklace you are getting - this sounds like fun. Have a great time with your sister.

  7. That is the ultimate sadness to have the collaboration go belly up! I know that it was a lot of work and responsibilty to be entrusted with our little sisterhood of the traveling bracelets exchange. But ti was such an honor that I wouldn't have dreamed of missing out on. I feel really sad by that.
    I am glad that you are continuing, because you are right that collaborations are too much fun! I am working on a really really big on right now both with 2D and 3D artists in my Co-op and some of my favorite art bead artists.
    I can't wait to see what Kelly sends you!
    Enjoy the day, Miss L!

  8. It's kinda like the classroom....sometimes 1 student ruins it for the entire class. Still say, what goes around comes around...I see that happen over and over again! Have fun with your sister. I only get to see my sister a few times a year and we always have a great time together! Enjoy :O)

  9. Forgot to mention....LOVE The necklace...Great idea to have a little "mini" swap!

  10. Hi Lorelei, I live in hope that the last swapper will just return our pieces to us. I'm sorry you feel so responsible -- one person spoiled it for the other five.

    Love the new collaboration! And lucky you to have a sister who is your biggest fan (I don't have a sister).

    Enjoy your weekend.


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