Wednesday, July 13, 2011

trading for Christmas presents

Right before we moved to Milwaukee, Yvonne (yjja123) asked me if I'd be interested in trading with her.  Believe it or not, she's already thinking about her Christmas shopping!  I definitely did want to, but I also wanted to wait until we moved, so we just completed our trade this past week.

We have traded twice in the past.  Both times, I kept the pendants that I got.

Somewhere I have a picture of myself wearing the first pendant.  But it isn't saved on this computer or posted anywhere on Facebook, so it will stay in my archived picture CDs.  Anyway, this time I decided that I would give my pendants away.  I asked female family members if they had any favorites in her shop before I make my selections.  This is what I ended up getting.

The recipients of these lovely pieces may be reading this, but hopefully they will have forgotten all about it by the time Christmas comes around.  I wouldn't have picked either of these myself, but they are still really gorgeous.  Yvonne does wonderful work.  She's also great to work with for these trades.  I would trade with her again any time.

If anyone is curious, this what she got from me in the most recent trade.

I had never put these pieces side by side before I packed them up.  I couldn't believe how well the colors coordinate!

I don't trade a lot on Etsy, but I do enjoy it sometimes when someone has something that I really like or would give as a gift.  If you're ever interested, feel free to contact me.


  1. What a great idea! I will have to keep this in mind closer to Christmas.
    Those earrings and bracelet look great together and Yvonne's work is beautiful too!

  2. I should try and be so bold, and pick out something from another Etsy shop! just like what edi said, what a great idea! {:-D

  3. fun! your pieces are beautiful.

  4. What a great idea! You both got great pieces in that trade! I might have to think about trades for Christmas this year too!

  5. They do go soo well with each other! I am not even remotely thinking about Christmas yet..I should, because it always sneaks up on me! :)

  6. Trading can be a great way to make friends.

  7. What a great trade! such a good idea! Your pieces do looks wonderful together.

  8. Thanks everyone! I'm glad that people enjoyed reading about this and hope that others will do something similar in the future.


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