Friday, August 21, 2009

No More Pity Party

Okay, I was re-reading yesterday's post and realized that I sounded very self-pitying. Blech! Who wants to read THAT kind of drivel? Not me. And probably not you, either LOL!

It's funny, it didn't sound that bad when I first wrote it and I certainly didn't mean it to come across that way. It was more that I realized I'd been "playing in the wrong sandbox" so to speak. I was over there < -------- when I really needed to be over here ------- >

But, either way, enough of my mental messiness, let's get to the Friday BEADS!





I gave in and went back to The Patina Queen. I just can't seem to stay away from her stuff.





This color is so amazing. I can't wait to do something with this.





These kissing birds were so cute and I like that there are so many openings on this piece - offers a lot of different options for how to string it.






Antiqued brass sand dollar charms - because I can't ever resist anything with an ocean or beach theme.






I liked this white starfish so much...



...that I had to get a teal one as well. I know, I know...it's a sickness.





These leaves are amazing, too. Just look at the variety of colors in them!



These bright silver Greek ceramic beads have a wonderful organic shape and I think they'll make great spacers.




I got a more traditional square shape, as well.





I'm in love with these beachy beads from SueBeads. And I don't even care that summer is over with - a cute pair of earrings made from these and you can have summer with you all year long!






I have to 'fess up and admit that I'm not normally a big fan of polymer clay beads. Quite often they don't look quite, I guess, elegant enough for me. That's not really the word, but I can't really describe it - they sometimes look too plastic-y and fake or something. I don't know. But anyway, when I saw these beads and the beautiful flower detail and lovely bright colors, I just had to have them. Plus, they made me want to lick them to see if they taste like strawberry (the pink) or pineapple (the yellow). And that's always the acid test for beads - if they look so good you wish you could eat them...then they're probably good beads.


Got this set from the same artist. Her name is Zuleikha (I THINK I spelled that right) on Etsy.


And, as long as I was perusing poly clay beads, I figured I might as well go all the way. Besides, this set had a pair of PANSIES in it. I am all about the pansy beads, yo! These beads came from The Color of Dreams on Etsy.

Yes, they ARE just as yummy as they look and the colors are just fantastic.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Maybe I MIGHT get a chance to finish some jewelry this weekend, but if nothing else, I am FINALLY GETTING MY HAIR CUT! That's gotta lift my spirits and put me in a more creative frame of mind for sure, right?

Right.

KJ

12 comments:

SueBeads said...

I love all your purchases and those leaves ARE amazing! thanks so much for putting my beads on your blog, and I'm thrilled that you found Zu's beads - I love them too! You bought great ones! And I did not think you were doing a pity party - you have a hard job, with all you have to do and deal with! Sometimes you have to wallow! See, then you come back up for air and it's a little bit better!

SummersStudio said...

Kelly, I was just going back to yesterdays post to pop in with a comment. But first, I love, love patina queen! In fact I love many of the same things you do.

But back to yesterday. Like Sue, I did not in any way read your post as a pity party. I read it for what I think it was, an examination of where you are going and what you do well. Do what you love doing and feels right and I think great design will come out and the changes in future designs will just flow naturally. I think we all get to where you felt you were. And you know what? It's your blog and you get to say what you want. We'll be here to support you! Cheers, hugs, and have a fabulous weekend!

Cindy Pack said...

ah! I'm so jealous! Great finds! I'm a sucker for the beach stuff too! Love the beach! Wish I could have stayed there... but alas my brother came in from CA and took over the beach house so we had to come home! LOL! Love your blog! :)

Zu said...

You can't imagine how excited I am to see my beads among these awesome purchases! :))) Thanks for featuring them!

Zu said...

Oh, forgot to mention, it spells Zuleykha :))

Silver Parrot said...

Sue - glad you liked the results of all my spending and I love featuring your beads. They deserve it!

Silver Parrot said...

Summer - Glad you didn't think I was too much in "pity party" mode LOL! I just felt like I didn't explain what I wanted to say as well as I had hoped to. But maybe you all "got it" after all :-)

Silver Parrot said...

Cindy - glad you are enjoying the blog!

Silver Parrot said...

Zu - I'm so sorry about the name. I'll get it right next time, I promise. And thank you for the beautiful beads!

TesoriTrovati said...

Pansies!!?! You know I love 'em too! Those are beauties.
I love all the Patina Queen finds. Can't wait to see what you do with them all.
And enjoy your pampering...you deserve it!
Enjoy the day! Delta love!
Erin

Silver Parrot said...

Erin - I thought you'd like those pansy beads. I'm totally addicted to pansy beads in any form, size, shape or color :-) I'm loving my new haircut - my stylist whacked off a good 6-7" of hair so it's a radical change, but I'm very happy with it and it's SO much easier to take care of.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Those are all awesome looking! Major drooling going on over here!