Thursday, February 19, 2009 and improved with PICTURES!

Okay, a bit of housekeeping before we get to the eye candy:

1. I'm thrilled to see people signing up as followers of the blog and even GASP! leaving comments! Awesome! Thank you so much for choosing to spend your daily allotment of "wasted computer time" meandering through the drivel that flows from my brain and out through my keyboard. And okay, yeah, everyone's really only here for the eye candy, I know, but a girl can dream...

2. As I've mentioned in previous posts, but will continue to mention again and again because I'm too excited to ever get really tired of writing about this, I will have six designs published in the March, 2009, issue of "Bead Trends" magazine. I've already gotten the advance copies so the mag should hit the newstands soon. The pictures are truly stunning (thanks to their photographer and stylist no doubt) and I'm so thrilled to have been selected by the magazine as a designer. More items will follow in the April and May issues, as well.

**Note - if you click on that link for the magazine, they're still showing the February issue, but I expect the March issue will get posted within a week or so.

Okay, eye candy time!

These stunning lampwork tulip beads came from one of my favorite eBay vendors. This is the photo from the eBay listing, but the real beads came in the mail a few days ago and the colors are actually prettier in person. They're much brighter and not as olive-y on the leaves.

These pretty pansies are made by the same artist who created the tulips and I just love them. They haven't arrived yet, but I'm watching the mailbox like a hawk...a pansy hawk!

Some more of Kevin Chen's beautiful porcelain beads. I wish the scanner could do justice to them, but it just can't pick up the rich gold metallics and the shiny, mirror-like finish on these babies. I think with some dark blue crystals or stones, they'll be sooo dramatic!

Which explains why I had to buy even more from him. Can you EVEN BELIEVE these peacock beads??? And the water swirl ones aren't too shabby, either.

And no, I didn't rob a bank...remember, I went AWOL for almost 3 whole months including the holidays so I have a HUGE backlog of posts and pictures to get through.

Have a great day!



LillyShayStyle said...

Beautiful Beads!

Silver Parrot said...

Thank you! I can't wait to play with them!

Marie Cramp said...

I am really excited for you. I don't like to pay full price for that mag, but I will have to pick up a copy for sure this time.


Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Silver Parrot said...

Thank you for the comment - I appreciate it.

Janine said...

would you share who the ebay seller is for the tulip beads?