Friday, February 6, 2009

What Was I Thinking?

I just checked. I have signed up for 8 exchanges on 3 different forums. What was I thinking? I have to admit, I have always enjoyed the exchanges I have joined. I think that only 2 have gone south aka I never received beads for one reason or another. Other than that, each and every exchange has been a wonderful learning experience and a test of skill. They are wonderful opportunities for growth and development.

What was I thinking? They seemed like fun, and, so far, they have been, but 8 exchanges on 3 different forums! My goodness! What was I thinking?
Well, just let me show you what has come of one exchange.
This is a tube and bicone exchange.
The rules state that each bead submitted must be 2 inches or more.
Do you want to see what I am sending to our hostess for this exchange?
Here they are.

I love this bead! I made it with my leftover nubs.

I also made this bead from scraps of glass.

Although this looks like opal yellow glass, it's dark ivory that I cooked and cooked and cooked. I love the results!
Turquoise is one of my favorite 10,000 colors. This bead is even prettier in person!
I saved the best for last. I was going to send this in, but I have decided to keep it.
Now, I have to wire wrap it and get ready to wear it.

All right, now that's one down and seven to go! Onward and upward, I say! I'll show more results later.
I haven't forgotten the challenge, either. I'm going to start gathering the photos to show.
I hope I have the original one!

4 comments:

angelinabeadalina said...

You chose a terrific one to keep and wear, Mallory. I love those flowers on that pink. The cooked ivory one is terrific, too-- ivory only gets better and better the longer you leave it in the flame. Oh, and the dark one with the splash of pastel-- that bead makes a statement!

Paula said...

LOL yes I must say that is a lot of exchanges...as long as your having fun go for it!

You did a wonderful job with you bicones. Love how long and slender they are.

Deb said...

WOW Mallory - what a terrific selection of beads for the exchange.
Your bicone's do look fabulous, lovely & sleek.
Well done :o)
(my beads, like me, just seem to keep getting fatter.lol!)

Carol Jean / Lovethemsteiff said...

Hi Mallory, this is so pretty with the little flowers in it. Carol Jean