Stitching and beading fill my days! I love anything handmade and try to do various crafts as much as I can... being a SAHW, I have most (if not all) of the time doing them. I'm an engineer by profession but it's been years since the last time I used it.
Colors, so as textiles, textures, fibers, beads and nature are what inspires me. I love traditional and beyond ordinary jewelries. My beadworks involves bead embroidery (my fave), stringing, basic wireworks, and off-loom weaving. I tend to be monochromatic with my color combinations to be safe but I'm working on being more daring on it lately.
FOR SWAP INFORMATION:
Any victorian style jewelries will be perfect! I love all colors though I prefer antique-shades and earth tones... I also love purple, the darker & brighter the better. As for materials: stones, crystals, delicas and seed beads (of all sizes), and glass beads are just few of my favorites. I also love gold, silver and copper or any antique-y metals. Though I'm more of a beadweaver, I adore any technique: be it a stringing, wirework, beadweaving, etc. I'm easy to please so no need to worry if I'll like what you'll make or not. Whatever I'll receive, it will highly appreciated. SWAPS are supposed to be fun anyway, right?:)
BRACELET: I wear 7.5" long (for flat & skinny bracelets) or 8" to 8.5" long for chunky bracelets. Please take note that those lengths are for finished bracelets, not my wrist size.
NECKLACE: Any kind or style will make me happy. Long, Y-style or lariats are just some of my favorites.
RINGS: Size 7.5 on the smallest finger and 10 for thumb. The 3 middles fingers ranges from 8 to 9.
EARRINGS: I prefer to wear posts... but a "dangling" surprise will be highly appreciated as well. It's high time for me to join the DANGLERS.
SSE 13 CHALLENGE (2010-05): SURPRISE. it's my first time to join the earring swap! - from Inca
SSE 14 CHALLENGE (2010-06): PURPLE or BLACK - from Evalie
SSE 15 CHALLENGE (2010-07): SOMETHING SPARKLY, ANY COLOR - from Cat
SSE 16 CHALLENGE (2010-08): PATTERNED OR VICTORIAN - from Melissa
SSE 17 CHALLENGE (2010-09): ANOTHER VICTORIAN - from Jeni
SSE 18 CHALLENGE(2010-10): FALL COLORS - from Christina
SSE 19 CHALLENGE (2010-11): STEAMPUNK - from Shawna
SSE 20 CHALLENGE (2010-12): PEACOCK - from Lois
SSE 21 CHALLENGE (2011-01): SOMETHING OLD or VINTAGE
SSE 22 CHALLENGE (2011-02): GOTHIC or just surprise me... doesn't matter whatever you wanna do, I'll definitely love it!:)
KRIS KRINGLE 2010: My color challenge is BLUE or PURPLE
BIRTHDAY SWAP: My color challenge is earth tones (i.e. brown, gray, black)
WISH LIST: Anything from the list below! I'll try to add more choices some other time. Please take note that you're not compelled to use this list. I don't mind recieving something from your personal stash to save you $$$.
1. anything from your stash to save you some $$$! anything that you don't like or feel like not using it anymore, I'll be glad to have it. I'm always easy to please!
2. bench block or anvil
3. semi-precious gemstones - beads or pendants
4. wires (brass, copper, etc.)
5. chains - preferably antique copper or brass, but any would be great as well!:)
6. copper and brass findings
7. antique-style filigrees
8. seed beads, any kinds and any size... always a must have for me
9. ball headpins - assortment