I occasionally participate in swaps organized in a forum on Delphi - All About Beads. I recently signed up for a swap - "I should be a cuff". We are to send packages containing beads that might/could be incorporated into a cuff and mail it off to the hostess who then turns around and mails out packages to all participants. Fun or what?
I happen to have some extra cuff blanks, so I am including a 1/2 inch brass bracelet in each package as well as a strip of Pellon (the heavy duty type). The only thing they will need is a strip of ultra suede or another backing of their choice.
First cuff package contains a small tiger eye cab, and various shades of brown/gold 11/0 & 15/0 beads as well as 4mm fire polished beads
Second cuff package contains a small vintage green glass foil back cab, various shades of green and purple 11/0 & 15/0 beads as well as & 4mm square glass beads
Third cuff package contains a really neat glass 2 holed copper colored bead with 2 calla lilies, also included are copper colored 15/0, 11/0 & 8/0 beads as well as some size 11/0 triangle beads.
Fourth package includes a tiny ceramic face by Earthenwood Studio. Size 11/0 & 15/0 beads in green and blue; 10/0 blue-green hex beads & 8/0 dark green beads
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman