Sunday, March 25, 2007

Bead Shopping

I went bead shopping today with one of my friends who also makes jewelry. We spent nearly 2 hours perusing hundreds of thousands of different kinds of beads, and it was so much fun! I wasn't supposed to buy anything b/c I did my accounting for my jewelry biz and I didn't make a profit last year :( but I just couldn't resist. If you've ever read my other blog, then you'd know I'm quite the shopaholic. I probably should have just not gone, but now that I'm back home with my beautiful beads, I'm glad I went.

Here's what I bought:

Coral, amazonite, freshwater pearls, citrine, garnet, chalcedony...oh the beautiful beads! For anyone who hasn't been to a bead store, you may not know that the beads are usually sold on strands, temporarily strung onto fishing line or string...just in case any of you were thinking the beads looked like jewelry already. :)

These are pendants made with actual butterfly wings:

Now to decide what to play with first. Which strand(s) would you like to see made into jewelry first?


Sarah and Jack said...

WOW! The butterfly wing pendants are so freaking cool.

Shopaholic D said...

Aren't they? I almost bought one at the last show, but I didn't. So, I had to wait nearly a year for the bead show to come around again so I could buy one (or two...heehee).

:) D

Marie said...

I like the small coral colored ones and the ones that look like tortoise shell color.

Shopaholic D said...

Ooh...yes, the coral ones are going to be a beautiful 3-strand necklace!

:) D