A Very Merry Unbirthday Party!
Please accept my humble apology for being so very late to this party. Circumstances of my life last week made my brain mush and the party slipped my mind. But enough about that, that's for a later post, let's get on with the PARTY!
Just what the heck is a Very Merry Unbirthday? Well, it's a swap and hop to celebrate your birthday even if your birthday isn't in the month that we d the swap. Make sense? So you send your partner jewelry in her birthstone colors and she does the same. There you have it, fun UN birthday gifts for all!
I am a November birthday girl and so my birthstone is topaz. I remember as a child how much I disliked my yellow birthstone, lol. Then somewhere in my twenties blue topaz became an acceptable alternative to the traditional yellow and I no longer hated my birthstone. As I have aged I have learned to like the yellow topaz almost as much as the blue.
My partner for this swap was the talented and very generous Renetha of Lamplight Crafts. Renetha sent me this very lovely package. I wish I would have thought to include a card for her in the package I sent (next time I will remember to do this). Thank you so very much for these thoughtful gifts Renetha :).
The gift bag contained these lovely little packages...
And inside those were these TWO very yummy pairs of earrings...
Don't you just love this fall colored bling? These are have citrine drops, ruby gemstone rondelles, and those mirrory 24k gold fumed lampwork beads.
Pretty sure I will be wearing these blue blingies all through spring and summer! This pair features blue topaz drops, light blue lampwork beads by Studio Jules and silver plated findings. By the way, I have to mention I really like these earring cards too.
Thanks also to Shelley and Marlene for putting this all together. And, if you weren't already aware Shelley also heads up a noble cause, JillysBeadPosse on facebook, head on over there to see what it's all about.
Oh, and don't forget to visit the other participants in the hop if you haven't already!
Ali McCarthy www.northwoodscreativestudio.
blogspot.com You are here
Alicia Marinache www.allprettythings.ca
Anzia Parks www.anzipanzisworkshoppe.
Audrey Belanger www.esperianterra.blogspot.ca
Cheri Reed www.creativedesignsbycheri.
Cheryl Dunham www.renaissance-jewelry.
Chris Eisenberg www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Christine Schlicht http://www.marshellswaps.
Cynthia Machata www.antiquitytravelers.
D Lynne Bowland www.islandgirlsinsights.
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell www.
Gina Hockett www.freestyleelements.
Ginger Bishop www.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Gloria Allen www.gloriaallendesigns.
Janeen Burlingame www.facebook.com/janeen.
Joana Perez Stribel www.facebook.com/
Lori Schneider www.Beadaddicted.blogspot.com
Mary Govaars www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Mischelle Fanucchi www.micheladasmusings.
Paula Gaskill www.lovelylaylabugsjewelry.
Renetha Stanziano www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.
Robin Reed www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Sherry Baun www.unicornsjewels.blogspot.
Shirley Moore www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Sierra Barrett www.giraffecanhas.wordpress.
Susan Bowie www.susanbowie.wordpress.com
Susie Harris www.jewelleryjunkie.blogspot.
Mowse Doyle www.mowsemadethis.blogspot.com
Cindy Muse www.facebook.com/mritech813
Marlene Cupo www.amazingdesigns-Marlene.
Shelley Graham Turner www.shelleygrahamturner.