Monday, August 09, 2010

Bead Swap 2.

My Second bead swap partner has now received her stash so I can now reveal.

Marcy's choice of colours were Green,Copper,Sepia, and Ivory. I decided to have Copper and Sepia as the bead colours and use Ivory and Green for the box.

The bead collection came together really easily and for the box I decided to make a collapsing one that is loosely based on a design from my Japanese book of small gifts to make.

I had seen a tutorial for making the silk flower and decided to have a go using some of the ivory material I had left over from the Table Cloth challenge. Having made the flower 1st, the box just sort of evolved and I had enough material to make a pouch for the beads which sits inside when the box sides are folded up into the lid.

I am entering this into the following challenges.

Craft Your Days Away are asking for your favourite things. My favouirite pastime is creating boxes.
Rosie D's challenge are asking for More than one fold. The box folds up and each petal of the flower on top is a circle folded several times.
Just Scraps are having an Open House so anything goes.
Creatalicious are sayng Show some 3D.
Craftalicious are saying Make your own flowers and are asking for at least one flower on your project.


  1. this is vry pretty and it must have taken you ages to obviously enjoy spending a long time to produce beautiful gifts.


  2. Wow - another stunning creation! You make so many people so happy - bet your swap partner is over the moon with this one!

  3. Gorgeous and so much beautiful detail!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  4. Wow what a gorgeous creation this is and the flower is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our Challenge this week. luv gina xx

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  6. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Lovely box project!
    Thank you for playing with us
    at Rosie D's, good luck,-))Mervi

  8. Oh this is beautiful and the silk flower just stunning

    Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious and best of luck

    Jan x

  9. This is a lovely keepsake box and the flower really sets it off.

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  10. This is such a gorgeous box, I love the colours and the gorgeous silk flower.

    Thank you for joining us for our very first challenge over at CYDA.


    Joanne x

  11. Beautiful box! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  12. Hello Mrs. A. I've been poking about your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Especially love all the dolls! Thanks so much for playing along at Just Scraps. The flower is gorgeous! Please come back!

  13. What a fantastic idea, the japanese gift box that opens like that! I was just checking out the blogs from the Petite bead box swap and I created my very first altered boxes!Cant' wait to make more boxes and swaps ^_^ Virginie from


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