Lampwork spacer beads in a nice fresh lime green.
And as long as I'm getting spacers, I may as well get lots of colors, right? Right.
Especially turquoise. All turquoise-colored beads must be MINE.
And green. Must have green, too.
And yeah, I know, it's fall and I should be buying browns, golds and oranges in shapes like leaves and pumpkins and stuff. But that is not how I roll. I go against the grain. I buck the trends. I buy pink and lavender seashells in September.
Deal with it.
This shell? Is REALLY pretty in real life, but, um...rather...well, HUGE! HUMONGOUS! EXTRA LARGE! Seriously, it's really big. Another example of my inability to judge sizes in on-line photos. It's also really heavy. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but I will continue to admire how pretty it is.
I loved these unique flower bead caps. There's actually 4 in the set.
Bronze rings with great texture. I got them to, hopefully, go with some of the bronze pendants I picked up from Green Girl studios at the Pasadena show.
Same plan for this bronze toggle - although I may end up using this as a focal in addition to being a clasp because it is just so cool.
More seasonally inappropriate beads, but I got them to go with this set:
The colors just make me happy. I defy you to look at the colors in this picture and be sad. You can't do it. They are too cheerful.
Let's see, what else happened this week? There weren't any more floods. I didn't discover any more gigantic trash piles. Gosh, I hardly know what to do with myself when there isn't some kind of crisis.
Oh, I know. I finally picked up the new lenses for my sunglasses that have been at the optometrist's office since MARCH! I am nothing if not right on top of all my errands and "to do's" and stuff. Yeesh!
The kidlet earned his Bobcat Badge in Cub Scouts. This is his very first badge and it was the first time I got to see him all dressed up in his new uniform (that cost me the equivalent of a couple weeks' worth of bead shopping!) And last night he qualified to take his first Tae Kwon Do test - which is happening today at 4 PM. We'll see if he can earn his yellow belt.
He's already hitting me up to buy him a new toy if he succeeds. I tried to explain that the belt itself is the prize because it's an honor to move up to a new belt color. His response? "Yeah, but it's just a piece of yarn...you can't DO anything with it."
And today's random thought came to me this morning when I happened to glance into the trash can in my bathroom and saw the pile of little empty square foil packages that are from the new oil control astringent pads that I've been using on my face each day. I realized that they look EXACTLY like empty condom packages. A LOT of empty condom packages.
And then I realized that my housekeeper was due to show up in about 15 minutes. My MALE housekeeper (yep, that's right, I have a cute 25-year-old Slovakian guy who cleans my house) and I wondered what he'd think when he saw that pile.
So then I took out the trash myself.
Because I am such a dork.