Hello fellow hoppers (and my lovely readers)! This is probably going to be a short post as I've got a show tomorrow (the day this goes public) to prep for (and just convinced myself that I need ten more pairs of stud earrings to make my stock complete. Anyone else do this to themselves?!).
My partner for this hop was the lovely Claire Fabien.
Here is the package I sent to Claire:
In it you'll find a strand of raw tourmaline, trade beads (the big brown ones), fabric beads from Peru, wood beads with a flower motif, a vintage pocket watch piece, a focal by Happy Fish Things (this one was a challenge for Claire for sure as she said she doesn't much work with yellow), a carved bone component, carved rhinoceros beads, a carved bracelet bar, leather, my handmade leather feathers, a copper clasp, and headpins by Numinosity Beads.
I'm not sure what's in my package yet as US Customs has decided to hoard it for themselves for the time being (even though it was sent a week before the international ship deadline because Claire is awesome). They have been quite ridiculous about that this year, but at least I have a lovely surprise to still look forward to.
Because of that, I made two pairs of earrings with leftovers from what I sent Claire. Behold:
I apologize for the not so great photos. I really didn't think I was going to get these done in time... By the time I did, the light was gone outside. The first pair is made with trade beads, copper wire, and kyanite.
This second pair, of which there is a second earring, I promise, is made with a pair of the carved rhino beads and some pretty pinky-red stones. I didn't remember to write down what they were. Why only one earring photographed? Well, I took about 5 photos of this pair, but they were all very horrible except this photo.
So those are my makes!
Looking forward to see what everyone else has come up with!
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