Saturday, August 7, 2010

Petite Boxes and Beads Galore!

I got my last box in the mail a few days ago. Now it is time to share it all with you. I must say . . . this was a wonderful swap. A bee-u-tea-ful swap! With three wonderful women. And hosted by Miss Cassandra from My Artful Adventures. Sigh. Thanks Cassie!
My pretty boxes!
From Terri Gordon of Designs by Terri Gordon
I love how the two shells make a heart! 
Sigh! And the tiny little bird's nest. . . 
LOADED with wonderful, wonderful beads.
From Cari Bruno of Lucky Girl Goods
(I can't get the link to work on Cari's blog
She has a wonderful Etsy shop
with the same name!)
Love this box with ledger paper  on it.
With wonderful beads. 
Look at the two little hearts . . .
Sarah Elder from My So Called Junky Life.
LOVE this box too!!
No junk here! Just LOTS of beautiful glass beads!
And an old brooch - PERFECT!
These were my boxes to the girls.

We sent 5 large beads and 
 25 smaller ones along with a piece of vintage jewelry
And these babies were LARGE!
I hope they didn't break during shipping!

I had such fun with this swap! Thanks ladies!

Have a good weekend everyone!



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Karen, you boxes are just gorgeous and such pretty beads too. I love them. You guys make the most beautiful things with such wonderful detail. Stunning. Hope you are having a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

Honey Lamb and I said...

You got some great boxes and beads!!! love the ones you sent out!!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, your boxes are absolutely beautiful, each one is just exquisite!

Have a great weekend!


Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, everything's so pretty! Cari and I were partners in another swap. I love her Etsy shop!!

This bead swap was fun!! I received some awesome beads too!


Theresa said...

Beautiful boxes given and received! Love those tiny boxes! Talented friends! Have a wonderful weekend! Love you!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Karen...your glass beads are fantastic...I love that half moon one.
All your boxes, coming and going are gorgeous.
I am getting rested...wish I was still there with you. We should have planned a craft day...NEXT time!

tina said...

lovely box and beads. great swap.

enjoy in weekend


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great swap and as always beautiful pictures....I want your font...

Janet Ghio said...

What a wonderful swap!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh how wonderful!
All of the boxes are just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!

June said...

All six boxes are so lovely Karen. The girls did themselves proud...and you...well, you really made some gorgeous treasures. I love that you used vintage earrings for each one!

Liz said...

Oh they are precious! What wonderful keepsakes! I love the pictures of your blogging trip. :) Sounds and looks like you had a blast! :)


sewingseeds4U said...

What beautiful little gems. Such tiny treasures to create with. Just lovely.

Home and Heart said...

It was a fun swap! These are gorgeous!!

Scrapping With Sherry said...

I am most definately going to have to get in on some of these great swaps. The stuff is just exquisite!


Leann said...

What great boxes - coming and going. Sounds and looks like a great swap!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Karen,
Those boxes are all just so pretty!
And I love all the goodies inside.
It's been fun reading up about your get together at Marty's and Ceekay's blog's
Personally, I am getting carpal tunnel from making so many little baby booty thingy's for Katie's upcoming shower. I hope when I'm old and feeble she will remember.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh wow, so many pretties to gaze at! You have so much fun, Karen!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how pretty! They must have been really fun to open. You are all so talented!

genzoddy said...

What a lovely give away! This is my first time on your blog. I found you thru Treasures From the Heart with Barbara Jean. Please enter me in your drawing! I will also become a follower.

Forget Me Not Follies said...


The boxes are lovely. I really enjoy making boxes, but I haven't made any in a while--you've inspired me--these are gorgeous inspirations!


Cassandra said...

Oh how pretty! I am so glad you enjoyed the swap! What you sent and received where so very pretty! :)

JoAnne said...

Hi Karen,
All gorgeous! This was such a great swap!

The Chateau of Remnants said...

I ♥ the colors of all the boxes you sent out!! Very pretty beads too!

Renee ♥

Sarah said...

I just love all the beads you sent! I worked on another piece today using some of the pink ones you sent me. Thanks a bunch!!

ViviBijoux said...

Karen, OMG how beautiful, whether they were sent you or from you, they are fantastic. I must say I love your ones and Terri's ^_^ Virginie from

Rita said...

The boxes are such a great idea. I am glad I stopped by. Ciao Rita mammabellarte