Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I've got the box!

Yep, it arrived on my doorstep, all 11 pounds of it, and with the initial post, giving me an indication of it's contents I didn't dare open it until there was time to spend.


Beads of Courage first came to my attention through Cheryl Cobern Browne quite a few years ago. I tried to fit in a way to contribute, but somehow I never quite made it happen, until now!


The brilliant idea of Carol Dean Sharpe and Jennifer Van Benschoten gave me the opportunity.


I was first to receive the box with the instruction to take what I wanted, but to contribute in a way that left the box bigger and richer. Well I'm a sparkly girl, so sparkles is what I wanted to contribute, and I did. There is quite a selection of Swarovski, bi-cones and frames, and fancy stones and a button.....some felt balls, two of each color in case someone wants to make earrings, and a lampwork whose maker I've lost track of, but it's sure pretty, and some Heather Trimlett rings in those fanciful colors of hers...
oh and some 3 cut seed beads, because they sparkle too!



As for what I received from the box....


Some white Tila beads which just happened to coordinate with some Heather Powers beads


a Lisa Peters pendant, and two other beautiful focal beads.



Next on the list is Leslie Frazier and as luck would have it, Leslie will be at my house this weekend, so we will short circuit the post office this time around.

A big thanks to Carol and Jennifer for putting this together!

16 comments:

  1. Ooooooo beautiful sparkles indeed! I'm jealous of our beaders now! LOL :D Thank you, Marcia!

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  2. Ooooooh! It. Has. Begun! Very exciting. This is going to be a fanTAStic box.

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  3. Awesome....that is gonna be SOME box of beads!

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  4. Oh, wow! Look at those sparklies! I'm generally not a sparkly-kinda-beader, but those beads are just so beautiful! I can't wait to see what you took, Marcia!

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  5. A pitty we cannot participate overseas :o(
    Marvellous and great idea !

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  6. So much fun from one box! I love the sparkles!!

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  7. Lovely sparklies! This is really going to be a treasure bead box!

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  8. This is so much fun! I love everything you added to the box and can hardly wait to see it in person!

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  9. FYI The raku focal is by MAKUstudio and the green fused glass ceramic bead is by ArtisanClay ;)

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  10. Oh Yay! I am so glad that you took one of my beads! The only drawback to being at the end of the line is that I don't get to share my work with everyone involved :-)

    Thank you Carol for adding a bit of my work!
    I'm loving the Swarovski sparkles!

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  11. Drooling here! =D) Way to Go! Mx

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  12. Wow, Is it possible to join for a future round?

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  13. Kartott, we will be taking applications for Round Two in the near future. Follow this blog so that you won't miss the announcement ;)

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  14. I thought that cab looked familiar! It's so much fun to read about the Best Little Bead Box!

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