I've taken part in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Hop a few times. Last time I met Shalini Austin and have been in touch every since. She does lovely wire wrapping and has access to some gorgeous different gemstones through the Rough Rock Shop in the UK.
This year I've been paired with Lori Finney in Canada who blogs at Using My Beads
She makes gorgeous stuff like this!
I'm looking forward to swapping with her. It should be lots of fun.
I've heard that she has received her Bead shop that I sent her so I can now share my picture of it.