Monday, February 01, 2010

Detox Sucks!

And all you bead porn addicts have been VERY vocal about letting me know that! Seriously, though, thanks for the comments. You made ME laugh while I was having to deal with kid snot for three days so thank you for that!

I won't waste any more of your time because I'm sure some of you already have the DT's and need your fix:

Copper, gold and green clay spirit horse disk from Star Spirit Studios on Etsy.

Copper and stoneware butterfly heart pendant from Lisa Peters on Etsy.

Beautiful marine blue heart pendant from tgldesigns on Etsy. Not only does this piece have three holes for lots of different design possibilities, but it is finished and glazed on both sides so either side can be featured.

Night breeze filigrana lampwork disk beads from Bead Intrigue on Etsy.

Matching etched spacers in the same colors.

Okay, I know, the colors are a little bit unusual in this set, but that's what interested me. I want to see if I can turn them into something fabulous. Plus, they were named "Canyon Road" and that is the name of one of my very favorite parts of Santa Fe so I sorta had to buy them.

Of course, matching beads are required. So I got a set of nuggets...

...and a set of rounds. All three of these sets are from Blue Seraphim on Etsy.

Pretty vermeil bead caps from Sweet Rock Candy on Etsy. She has a great selection of silver charms and vermeil bead caps for terriffic prices.

Pewter rose charm from Mamacita on Etsy.

I got these amazing aqua chalcedony faceted ovals in a holiday sale from StoneyMarie on Etsy. They are small, but the color is really lovely.

So, of course, I had to get them in pink, too. I wouldn't have wanted the aqua set to be lonely.

Faceted mother of pearl rondelles from GemmeTresor on Etsy. They are fast becoming my favorite source for stones - it's great that you can just get a small pack of 6-10 pieces for a couple of dollars OR you can pay more and get a full strand (or 2 or 3) if that's what you need.

These dainty mother of pearl roses are also from GemmeTresor. Just think how pretty they will be with brass in vintage-style designs. Yum!

Okay, let me know if that was a high enough dose for today. If not, I could possibly be guilted into doing a second post later this afternoon.


P.S. For those who asked - I love ANY kind of chocolate. Just don't muck it up with nuts or coconut or cherry or whatever. I am a purist!


TesoriTrovati said...

Oh so glad to see the BP! You really have some amazing finds. I love those MOP beads as well. Very versatile and those roses are so dainty and different.

I have - unfortunately - put myself on a Bead Diet for February. I am only allowing myself to buy if there is a gift certificate involved and then to stick to the amount on the certificate. (I do have a large one so it isn't much of a sacrifice). But I really do need to buy some things for the Gallery Exhibit that I am putting together (okay, it is not until July but I have to start buying NOW!). I need to get back on this use what you have kick. Actually I was seeking two bags of vintage buttons that I bought in Dec and cannot for the life of me locate. I would use what I have if I could only find it! I found one, but don't know where the other two are hiding and I don't think I can accuse my husband of moving them. Argh! I need to get that studio built pronto! This disorganization is killing me!

Enjoy the day!

P.S. I was taking down the majority of my old studio yesterday and came across your 12 step program I printed out and taped to the cabinet door. Made me chuckle and think of you!

Marie Cramp said...

Love Blue Seraphim!! She has some great beads. You are too funny, I just love visiting your blog and I really try to leave you a comment on every post. :) I was the thinking the same thing about those mother of pearl flowers as I was reading what you wrote. You will see why I say that when you get a copy of the July issue of Bead Trends ;) I have a cute bracelet in mother of pearl and Vintaj brass.

thanks for the fix!

Kristen said...

Lovely things as usual! I am drawn to those Canyon beads too... I think all together the colors are great! I have some of those mother of pearl donuts from GemmeTresor! I love them! They are fun to play with...great minds think alike! :) Glad that everyone in your house is feeling better!

wildvanilla said...

Thanks to your post, I just had to follow Bead Intrigue on Etsy, and bought some adorable tile beads from her.

They came today, and I thought you'd like to know that I referenced your post on my blog. :) Keep the great finds coming!!

Oh, and let me tell you how fun it is to do a google search on "bead porn". Try it some time. :)