Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Swappin' Bees

Here are some of the results in from the latest Queen Bee 5 swap. I created brooches made from yo-yos and above is Patty's zipper rose brooch, very creatively presented on a paint chip (love it!) I have a huge collection of old zippers- don't ask me why, I just like them - and Patty's rose has me inspired to maybe try some floral arranging (with teeth!).
In the mean time, I can't wait to wear this one!

Linda did some felting. I love this flower, layered on wooly, tweedy fabric. Because she knows my favorite colors (anything in brown hues), this flower will look wonderful on EVERYTHING in my wardrobe!

We also swapped charms/ danglies at the same time.
Patty out-did herself with two offerings, both again creatively presented in clever packaging.
The bird nest charm is attached to a blue paint chip rubber stamped with birds.
The altered game piece came attached to a mini repro BINGO card.
The presentation is so great, I hate to detach them from their cards!

Linda's dangle is a wonderful piece of jewelry.
The bee charm is my favorite part!
It will add a touch of class to anything I hang it from.
Thank you girls!


But wait!

There are still packages coming from Switzerland and New Zealand.
More art mail on the way!

*rubbing hands with gleeful anticipation*



Linda said...

Isn't this fun! need to scrunch those felted petals up abit..looks like they got flattened in the mail!!!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely pics (super closeups)

What a fun swap ... still lots of surprises to come :)

Linda said...

I just realized you got the SWEET charm. Irony is interesting.

femminismo said...

The zipper rose pin is terrific! What one person sees as junk, another uses to create beauty. All of the charms are darling, too! Lucky you.

kiwicarole said...

I've been wearing my brooches already!!

bad penny said...

I am amased at the creativeness here ! wonderful - I love the bee stamp - still have to find one & I would keep the charms on the cards as they are !

La Dolce Vita said...

oh lucky you!! these are just gorgeous... enjoy!

Erica said...

Beautiful! I might have to sneak over to your house and rummage through your jewelry box :)

Margaret said...

Super fab! aren't we the lucky ones being part of this swap group! I love it all!

Jeanie said...

These are unbelievable. Sometime if I ever get my life back, can I come play with you?

daysease said...

OH, my goodness, N!! I LOVE, LOVE; LOVE your new things!! I love the packaging with the sunny stamps, the cow box, I am overly excited about the zipper brooch as I also have a thing for old zippers, my heart is beating quickly over the adorable eggs in the wire nest (which i Must TRY TO REPLICATE), and, you are right... the bee on the end of the charm bracelet is GREAT!! LOVE it all!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!! Love ya!

daysease said...

I linked to this post... :-)

Anne said...

What a bevie of beauties you've inherited from some lovely talent!

-A. :)

PS: The bee charm is my fav too. wonderful vintag-iness! {wink}