All these lovely copper patina thingies are from Higher Chakra Supply on Etsy.
And with that, i finally finish out my 2009 bead purchases (Santa was overly generous in the bead department in December!)
So, let's join 2010 (already in progress), shall we?
Some yumminess from Jade Scott. I blame Lorelei for introducing me to this new level of bead addiction which is Jade's monthly Etsy feeding frenzy!
I keep buying aqua chalcedony brios. I'm not sure why - for some reason my brain thinks I need to own the entire world supply. The beads on the right are glass and are actually more aqua in color than they appear in the picture. I've already used some in a necklace design and I really like them. The "fluting" on them adds some great texture and visual interest instead of them just being another round glass bead.
Some great iolite brios and green chalcedony brios. The iolite ones are pretty tiny, but I thought they'd be great for some really dangle-rriffic earrings.
Some great pewter pieces from Mamacita Beadworks. I bought a different bird from her last year and wanted another bird to go with it for a design and this one was just perfect.
Beige leaf ceramic toggle from Erin at Every Heart Crafts.
A brown leaf ceramic connector link from Erin at Every Heart Crafts.
Sue Kennedy at Sue Beads has been making these amazing lampwork focals. I tried to resist (only because my lampwork collection is really and truly getting out of control - you're shocked, I know) but when I saw these colors I was a goner. HAD to have it.
Had to have the matching spacers as well.
Another great set of enamel lampwork beads fro FlameCrazy on Etsy. LOOK at those colors!
Okay, who just tried to lick the beads? Let's try to maintain SOME decorum here, people!
Last picture of the day - more enamels from FlameCrazy. I'm seeing the waters off a tiny Carribbean island with a pristine white sand beach...
Happy weekend, everyone!