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« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2011 10:14:30 AM »

I was delayed in posting my goodies from PaleAngelLex and will remedy this now!

First off, she sent me a vast array of lovely jewelry, three bracelets and and a necklace in gorgeous shades of jade. (Jade was very important to the Mayans.)



Next is a fantastic hoop based on Mayan artwork. It's a mixed media piece combining embroidery with paint. I like the technique and may have to experiment a bit myself. Smiley I also like how the frame is painted black.



And finally, a wonderfully stitched needlebook that she included after she realized that I am a fellow stitcher. I love it! Brown and blue are one of my favorite color combinations and the Mayan glyph on the cover is perfect.



Thanks so much for the fabulous crafts, PaleAngelLex! Cheesy

 
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« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2011 07:31:06 PM »

I love this swap and all the goodies y'all. Not only have there been some fantastic pieces there have been techniques I haven't tried too, thank you so much everyone for participating!

Now, PaleAngelLex...where did you find that awesome center stone for kyerinn's necklace?  Grin Love the hoop too, lol, I wish I had the patience for hand stitching!
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« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2011 09:40:34 PM »

I'm glad that you like what I made for you. I had a lot of fun making it all.

Also, I found that at a Ben Franklin craft store. I wish I remember the name of the company it came from. There were two when I bought it, and when I went back the next day, the other one was gone too. It was just so perfect because it fell into the green/blue spectrum that was so important to the Maya. And you should give hand stitching a try, it's not bad if you just back stitch.
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« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2011 08:15:45 AM »

Oooh, I love that center stone too- it's just gorgeous! But the hoop is absolutely amazing- you did such a good job!

I have my box all packed up and waiting for me to go to the post office after work. I'm ridiculously nervous about it, since kuckyjune sent me such an awesome package. 
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« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2011 10:56:41 AM »

Don't be silly, I'm sure I'm gonna love it!! 

Very cool Myan package, too. I really like the hoop and the needle book.
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« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2011 11:29:51 AM »

Ok, here I am! Sorry I'm so late posting pics!! I recieved an awesome package from Dragonflower:

First up, I mentioned the Greek Story of Arachnia, not knowing Dragonfloer doesn't like spiders. Roll Eyes
She muscled through enough to make me these gorgeous earrings:


She would never wear them, but I love 'em!

Next, an awesome burned and stained?/painted? Pandora's Box, with hope still inside:





I accidentally cut of the quote, but its Emily Dickenson

Also, this lovely hope neckalace, that she enjoyed whacking with a hammer   Cheesy :



Maybe my favorite of the lot, a B-Movie poster version of the story of Persephone!!! I LOOOOVE this!:



Another cool, bejeweled box:



Some really cool Celtic cross stitch patterns (she didn't even know I cross stiched!) that I might use for the Hoopla Swap:



Cute little birdie post its and a really cool fossil. What is it Dragonflower?



Thank you so much, Dragonflower! I love it all  Grin



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« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2011 01:25:04 PM »

Oops... I forgot to tell you- it's fossilized coral. Smiley We have it all over the place here, that piece was picked up in a nearby creek.

Also, the box is actually stained with food coloring. I got a bunch of old powdered food coloring, like for icing, from my grandmother and I've been trying to find different ways to use it. I thought it turned out pretty well.

I'm really glad you like the Persephone artwork! I thought you would, but I was nervous about it. Smiley


This was an awesome swap, TMC! Thank you for organizing! I'm looking forward to the last few packages.  Grin
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« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2011 12:13:10 PM »

Wow, I got an awesome package! I'll post some pictures when I wake up Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2011 02:42:35 PM »

Huh, I thought I'd left a message already, but I think my computer ate it  Roll Eyes could have been the meds the docs gave me the other day though, rofl.

I so want those cross stitch patterns and I don't even know how to cross stitch, lol, maybe it's time to learn.  Love the other goodies too especially that box of Hope.  Wonderful!

Can't wait to see the pics from our last two, international mail is like a turtle sometimes, ya know?  Of course book rate mail is the same way here  Grin
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« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2011 07:11:56 AM »

So here's the great stuff I got from Nat! Everything's so beautiful..

Everything arrived packed in a blue bag which included also a postcard and amazing sweets (really, they are addictive.. and gone Cheesy):



A mysterious sea box:



There's a coral hiding an ancient coin inside (isn't this a great idea?):



A pastel blue journal:



And the last, biggest thing is an amazing crochet shawl. Unfortunately I managed to take only this one bad photo before my camera died. So here's how it looks on me and later I will also send a close-up (without me Smiley). It's so beautiful!



Thank you so much Nat!!
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