Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Zealand Bee

The last package of brooch & charms swappage arrived yesterday
in a flurry of snow and art mail.
I felt truly special!
The gorgeous brooch above is from Carole!
It is reminiscent of her collectible postcards, only snack sized.
What a privelage to have a small piece of her art quilting!
The pansy looks absolutely springy.
I can't wait to wear it!
I recognize the bit of crocheted lace as something I sent her.
So neat to have it back incorporated into her brooch.
Her charm is quintessentially New Zealand, since you can't find beer bottle caps
like this in the States (or the beer for that matter!).
She said she was all fingers and thumbs in creating it,
but I think she did a fabulous job!
I strung it up on a ball chain and wore it immediately.
She sent extra bottle caps so I can take a stab at making some of my own charms.
Wish it was cost effective for her to also send a couple bottles of the beer!
Thank you, Carole, for the beautiful artsy jewelry!


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

A couple of bottles of Tui beer would be a treat wouldn't it ... next best things...Carole's wonderful charm AND bottle caps to play with. I am crazy about those too!
Such a fun swap indeed!
Many thanks Queen Bees one and all!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

oh you qbees are so creative!

Marlynn said...

Beautiful!! Love the pansy brooch! Stay warm.... thanks for sending my stuff. Guess what, they closed the post office down here today. WHAT - no mail. The snow blizzard of 2010 shut down the post office! hugs,

kiwicarole said...

You are most welcome Miss Nathalie! Wish I could bring some over and drink it with you! :)

daysease said...

Oh, thanks for the creative bottle cap idea!! have been saving some for a special craft, but just did not come across the right thing. This JUST MIGHT WORK perfectly. yay!

Jeanie said...

You bees are the best!