A several weeks ago, UminTsuru hosted a PIF. For those who don't know PIF is simply Pay It Forward. to participate, you agree to host a giveaway on your blog if you win. For this PIF, the rules require 3 winners, and they host a giveaway for 3 winners.
I won, and WOW did I win.
These are gorgeous. I took them outside for a photo, and hung them on a Holly Hock. It was nearly dusk, and the colors are a bit dark. The crystals actually match the purple but look blue in this pic. You can get another look at them on this post of UmiNTsuru.
These earrings had a bit of difficulty in getting to me. They were wrapped very well in bubble wrap, but one of the large crystal dangles was broken during the trip. Wendy very kindly offered to replace the broken crystal and I took her up on it as I didn't have anything that would be appropriate with this pair of earrings. Thank you Wendy for the additional service.
Now I will be racking my brain to come up with my own PIF. Stay tuned, I should have it figured out soon.
on another note....
Arial over at Tatting Faerie has discovered she has 4 duplicate tatting books in her stash. To resolve this shocking circumstance she has decided to hold a tatting book exchange. To participate, Go to her blog to read her post to find out what she would like in exchange.