I have been participating in the fun Swap and Hop event for quite a few years now, and each time it gets better and better! Our swap hostess, Linda Anderson, pairs up the participants, so here's some info about me, what I like, don't like ( bead related Lol) and some jewelry designs I have recently made. I am also a ceramic bead artist, so I try to include at least one of my handmade beads in each piece of jewelry I design.
I live in Port Charlotte, Florida which is on the west coast in between Tampa and Fort Myers. I am influenced by all the beaches and sea life surrounding me. So all shades of blue is seen a lot in my jewelry designs.
But - I also love nature. Birds and owls are another of my favorite design subjects. I think shades of brown capture much of nature.
Green is another color I love. There are so many yummy shades from bright lime to subtle mint.
I like using a crystal accent for some bling in my jewelry and I also like the "other" metal shades like bronze, copper and gunmetal rather than silver and gold. I don't use seed beads often except for the larger ones for accent beads. However - a thing on my to do list is to learn how to bezel set my ceramic cabochons with seed beads. Some day, right?!
See you again when I get to introduce my swap partner :)