Many of us have participated in online swaps and exchanges that culminate in sending off through the mail an item that has been created. Past swaps in which I have participated have included exchanging handmade holiday ornaments, posting photos online, and making a seasonal gift for a partner as part of the Boomers and Beyond Etsy Street Team. This time I signed up for a journal swap during the month of March, an activity in which a number of EtsyBloggers agreed to participate.
Each day we complete a page in our journal according to the assigned topic, and during the first week in April, everyone mails off her journal to a partner. In my case, my partner is a young lady from Thailand who is a mechanical engineer during the daytime, but a jewelry designer after hours. She calls herself Patch, and sells her handmade jewelery at Patch First Shop on Etsy.
Patch’s beautiful, timeless jewelry creations, which are perfect for bridal, prom and formal occasions, feature pearls and CRYSTALLIZEDâ„¢ – Swarovski Elements. My favorite piece in her shop is a 53-inch pearl necklace, highlighted with a single silver vintage flower brooch. If classic, elegant jewelry is your style, you will definitely wish to visit Patch’s shop.