The first challenge is very similar to the Bead Soup Blog Party, only this one is being hosted by the talented Keri of Pink Lemonade. Keri also happens to be my partner for the bead swap! She sent me the most beautiful beads and her own handmade copper focal pieces and clasp. Everything arrived in this cute little suitcase box with her little note, "Have fun creating!". How could I not with all of these amazing beads!
Here is a great picture, taken by Keri, of the beads I sent her.
I am also participating in a challenge hosted by Lorelei Eutro. This is a different challenge, in that each of the 10 participants received a pair of handmade lampwork headpins. The color and style were a surprise. What makes these headpins so unique and challenging is that they have a ball-style end. Confused now? I think I know just what to do with this beauties though!