I have been making beads, making beads, making beads.
Today I snuck off to the The Bead Market. Looking for blue apatite. I tell you, don't go to a bead show with one thing in mind. You'll end spending way too much money on faceted blue labradorite rondells. I was helpless against their shiny, flashy powers of persuasion.
You can find this strand on etsy from jNicLoft, these are the same color.
What else did I pick up? Not much really, a few stands of copper spacers and bead caps, copper clasps and a some small strands of czech glass. This show has mostly low end stands of stones, lots of deals for $3 and $6. But I wasn't looking for bargains today, I was looking for the unusual. What can I say, the next show is just around the corner. I'll hold out for that.
Oh, and I probably was a little shopped out, I put in an order from Rings & Things on Friday. Can you say gunmetal and copper findings? Yep, they have a very cool selection and a great new updated website, very user-friendly. (Maybe too user-friendly!) I will have to snap some photos of my recent purchases soon.
Amidst the beadmaking and shopping I have been a fury of jewelry-making superpowers. Unfortunately I can't show them yet, some of are for a top-secret project that I am working on, I promise to share as soon as I can.
Thank you for all the birthday wishes this week. I had a very lovely celebration and the beads to prove it. Hopefully by tomorrow I will be caught up on orders and back to blogging, taking photos and most importantly sharing my new line of beads!!!