I have had quite a few people ask me "What is a swap???"
It's awesome that's what it is:)
But in a nutshell........
There are two kinds of swaps. A one on one swap. Usually this one is a secret til the day of the event. Then there is the swap where you collect or make something either identical or very similar and turn it in to a swap "hostess" and she does something fabulous with it.
One of the one on one swaps I am in right now is the Le Bijoux Box swap. This one is where you find or make a box and fill it with all kinds of goodies. Keeping in mind the theme of the swap this one being Parisian and the tastes of your swap partner. Now that can be tricky. Hopefully they have a blog so you can see their style or you just have to go by what they put as their preferences. Colors, textures, eras etc. and guess:)
I was in one like this for Les Sirenes and it was a lot of fun!!
The other kind of swap I am in is the Vintage Bling Charm swap. This one we collected 15 pieces of vintage jewelry pieces like old earrings, brooches, broken necklace pieces etc. in a specific color pattern this one being clear rhinestones and roughly the same size about an inch in diameter. After we collect 15 we send them to the swap "hostess" this one being Cynthia with a bracelet blank:) She then is putting them together in a wonderful bracelet. The night of the event we get it!! Fabulous!! It will be really neat to see what the other 14 ladies collected and in turn we get a really original piece that's lots of fun:)
I am in 5 swaps total for this event. Did I go a little overboard? YES! Was it a little stressful? YES!! Will it totally be worth it swap night? YES!!!
And as of this week I am DONE!
It's either been mailed out or is wrapped and ready!
And it feels GOOD!!
Here are some little peeks.........
Can't give too much away though:)
That's all for now:)
Don't know who is looking at this:)
Have a wonderful weekend!