As a reminder, late last month, I signed up for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party.
You can read more about it here http://goodrivergallery.blogspot.com/2013/01/bead-soup-blog-party-sign-ups.html.

On Sunday night, I got my swap partner!

I’d like you all to meet my Bead Soup Blog Party Swap Buddy, Darlene Fortier!  Darlene owns Darlicious Rejuvenations and in her own words she “creates one-of-a-kind recycled and salvaged jewelry with a hint of bike.”
You can see her her Etsy Store – http://www.etsy.com/shop/darlicioushouse
Or… you can follow her blog – http://www.darliciousrejuvenations.blogspot.com/

I decided to show off a couple of my favorite pieces from her store.  They are upcycled jewelry art and all so unique.

Lets start with this one.  This is a Cherish-spectacular pedal pushing bike part necklace.
You want to know why I like it so much?  I’ll tell you, and it won’t be a surprise to anyone reading this blog.  I LOVE the fringe.  And I love the way its fashioned.  I think I just learned a new button-beading-fringing technique.  You can see it closer (or purchase it) here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77582156/cherish-spectacular-pedal-pushing-bike?

Next we have a Velo-derailleur bike part funky spiny oyster neck piece.  Can you see the bike parts on this one, too?  It has fringe also.  Go figure.  No wonder I love it.  By the way, these pieces are SO inexpensive.  You can look at this one closer up here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/114699140/velo-derailleur-bike-part-funky-spiny?

Finally, I love labradorite, and I know I’m terrible at making earrings (note to self – make earrings) so here’s my last pick from her shop.Flash-old coins-faceted labradorite-love and travels earrings are only $21.  You can see them here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/114686441/flash-old-coins-faceted-labradorite-love?

Darlene lives in Santa Fe.  Oooh, and I found her Facebook page.  Its https://www.facebook.com/darlenebikes

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