So, my latest goodie bag from Rings 'N Things arrived late last week and I had time to photograph everything:
Of course, Russ once again arrived to deliver the goods in person - gotta love that great customer service!
First thing out of the package was a HUGE bead assortment in my favorite "beachy" colors. Looks like the perfect thing for stringing a multi-strand necklace OR beadweaving a fringe-y bracelet. The possibilities are endless.
Next out of the package was a selection of unusual precious-metal links and a copper bail. I may have to put my "engineer's daughter" hat on to figure out what to do with some of these, but I think I have a PERFECT fused glass cab that I can glue to the copper bail to make a simple pendant from.
And, of course, who doesn't love crystals? These are SUPER-sparkley and while I'm a little unsure about the color on the one set (which reminds me of my son's unfortunate bathtub incident from a few weeks ago), I'm sure I'll come up with some way to use them.
Also, lest I forget, I still owe prizes to the 2nd and 3rd place winners in my bead giveaway contest so some of these items will probably be headed your way soon.
Then, I did a teeny bit of beading over the weekend:
Finished a pair of earrings to go with the Cotton Candy bracelet.
I paired these pretty raku frit lampwork beads with onyx rounds, bronze-y/copper seed beads, turquoise disks, and a faceted amazonite briolette pendant.
Here's a closeup.
And, the clasp.
That's about it for today, but WAIT til you see the beads that arrived in the mail over the weekend! Woohoo!