So part of the fun of any event is signing up for the swaps. In the past, when I've missed signing up, or if I've been too intimidated to sign up, I've been disappointed. Despite being so busy I could barely keep my head above water, I still signed up for all three of the swaps for 31 Wishes. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of a couple of the pieces I gave away - probably because I was sweating finishing them at the very last minute... Oh well.
The first swap was a cuff swap organized by Betti Zucker from New York. It was a blind swap in that we didn't know who our cuff would end up with nor did we know from whom we would receive a cuff. Each of the cuffs were put into individual bags and we played a sort of "musical chairs" with the bags until the music stopped. Whatever bag we were holding when the music stopped, that was the cuff we received (as long as it wasn't the cuff we had made). Make sense? Of course, when the music stopped, I had no bag and one person had two. So I probably got the bag she didn't think she wanted - big mistake for her! Look at this awesome cuff with a cute skull surrounded by tulle and silver garland, with gorgeous black lace on buttery soft orange leather. It was packaged so beautifully too. Susan from Texas made this and put it on a little cushion inside a clear chinese to go type container. Just lovely! I've worn it everyday since 31 Wishes.
The cuff I made was a cute leather cuff that went to Kendall Anderson and she loved it! She has a new blog and she has posted a picture of the cuff if you want to pop over and take a look.The second swap was a book of "Buried Secrets of the Dearly Departed". We had to make a page for this coffee table book and come up with some sort of secret that the author of the page took to the grave with them. This was hosted by Lisa Thompson, and co-hosted by Susan Linn and Susie Vergenz, and what fun it was! Believe it or not, I had a hard time coming up with a secret! The creepy cover:
The third and final swap was a one to one swap of a 31 Wishes Wand Swap. We were paired with a partner and we were to make a wand that was 24 inches tall. We only found out who our partner was a few weeks before the event. I was paired with the beautiful Cassie from Texas. While all the wands were completely amazing, I knew everyone had their eyes on this SPECTACULAR creation that Cassie made for me. It was so beautifully wrapped, I didn't want to open it and let anything happen to it.