Because I have PICTURES!! Yes, that's right - the drought is over. Life seems to be (knock on wood) turning around a bit for me so hopefully I'll have more time to blog and even more interesting pictures to post.
In the meantime, does anyone know if dunce caps come in parrot sizes? Because this parrot needs one. Seriously. Turns out the website has been down for the last several weeks due to a problem with my hosting company (and yes, they tried to notify me, but had the ex's e-mail on file so...'nuff said). Anyway, problem is fixed now and the site is back up so shop to your heart's content. I may even have some new merchandise to upload soon.
In fact, here's a picture of an embroidered bracelet in progress:
The center stone is a pale pink dichroic glass cab with swirls of gold, lavender and green in it. I've accented it with lavender freshwater pearls and seed bead embroidery in shades of teal, green and lavender. Eventually, this beaded piece will be mounted onto a cuff bracelet blank and backed with purple suede and beaded edging. Er, that is, it will if I ever get around to finishing it.
More pics brought to you by the fact that my friend Laura and I went to the LA Gift Show at the convention center yesterday and got ourselves into quite a bit of trouble - but the good kind of trouble that results in fun bead pictures for the blog!
I went back to the pendant vendor that I had such good luck with at the show back in January and picked up a few more bargains from them:
I think the Tibetan turquoise pendants are particulary pretty and the darker teal color in them is one of the hot colors for Fall '06 fashion. In fact, I already have a pair of d'Orsay style heels in that shade...not that I was thinking of those shoes when I bought these pendants or anything.
I also visited my favorite gemstone vendor at the show and picked up this fabulous strand of Amazonite pebbles:
Don't they just make you think of the the way the ocean looks around a tropical island? Of course, I'm always a sucker for the blue/green/aqua/turquoise colors...
That's it for this entry - have to save some more delicious surpises for the next entry!
Hope every had a nice weekend!