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This month I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of the DUST team‘s swap.

Basically what happens is that any team member who’s interested adds their name to a list.  Everyone is paired up with someone else, who you contact, have a chat with about their likes and dislikes, and send them an item or two from your shop.

I was thrilled to be paired up with Michelle from Pardalote – and boy did she spoil me!

I love her French Wire Beaded earrings, and so when I opened my package to see these I was very excited:

French Wire beaded earrings by Pardalote

They’re the perfect colour to match a new dress I bought last month that I haven’t had a chance to wear yet.  Maybe I’ll wear it to the Abundance exhibition‘s opening night?

I didn’t only get one pair of beautiful earrings, but TWO!  These light blue earrings are elegant and pretty, and just my style.  I’m no expert at photography, and I don’t think this photo really does them justice – they are just beautiful:

pale blue earrings by Pardalote

As well as two pairs of earrings, I also got a pretty bracelet (I told you I was spoilt)!

I love braclets but I usually get annoyed with them after not very long because it’s so hard to do anything when wearing one, and I can’t wear them to work because I’m always writing and they get in the way.
This beautiful bracelet is so dainty even I could wear it without being annoyed by it.  And it’s so pretty!

beaded bracelet by Pardalote

I had so much fun particpating in this swap – I’ll definitely be signing up for the next one!

4 thoughts on “Swapalicious!

  1. So glad you love your gifts from Michelle – enjoy.

    Keep an eye out for the next sign-up thread – I’ll be adding it real soon…

  2. Thanks Julie-Ann – I’ll definitely be signing up again, it was a great experience 🙂

  3. Thanks Kirsten and Julie-Ann, this swap was great fun and I was very spoiled in return!
    I’ve blog-swapped with you too, and posted here:

    Oh! I should link to here on my post 🙂 /runsofftoedit….

  4. […] “Persistent Illusion” has been featured on the blog Pardalote Flits.  You may remember I was paired up with Michelle from Pardalote in our most recent DUST swap.  Her hand-beaded jewellery is gorgeous and I’m honoured to be featured on her blog! […]

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