2017 Bead Peeps Swap’n’Hop - The Beads!

I'm so excited because on Saturday, at long last, a parcel containing beads for the 2017 Bead Peeps Swap’n’Hop on Facebook arrived! Well, actually, I got TWO parcels! My swap partner Rozantia Petkova actually posted my first parcel just over a month ago, but when it didn't arrive and the tracking showed it was still in Bulgaria, she thought it must have been lost in the post. So last week she sent me a replacement parcel and - unbelievably - the postman delivered BOTH parcels on the same day! I asked Rozantia which one I should open and which one I should return to her, but she very generously has said I can keep both of them. Thank you so much, Rozantia, that was so very kind of you!

Anyway, here is the fabulous selection of beads she sent me - as you can see it includes incredibly beautiful artisan lampwork glass beads (aren't those poppies amazing?!) and headpins, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, pearls and Czech glass beads:

And here is what I sent to her - an aqua/turquoise colour themed collection of artisan lampwork glass, handmade polymer clay and resin pieces, sari silk, faux suede, and Czech glass beads:

Unfortunately, because the first parcel was delayed for so long, I've almost run out of time - the swap reveal is in less than two weeks time on 8th April, and my diary is completely full. But I'll do my best to create something, I promise!