1. I already showed all the goodes from the Bowers show and I thought people might be "over it."
2. Last week's installment garnered almost no comments so maybe everyone is just bored with the concept?
Then I thought...naaaaaaah. I mean really, is it possible to have too much BP?
Wait...don't answer that.
Just look at the pretty, pretty pictures instead.
Pretty sterling bead caps in a couple of different sizes and some two-strand connector links from Cathy Dailey.
Sterling silver and vermeil charms and connector links from Sweet Rock Candy Beads.
Clear quartz flowers are from Gemme Tresor. Faceted yellow jade rondelles and yellow chalcedony brios are from Uncommon Beads.
Mystic quartz brios are also from Uncommon Beads.
All of these pretty poly clay flowers are from Barbie's Best on Etsy. The pink ones I just thought would be fun and cheery for summer designs. The other three sets have a vintage feel thanks to powdered pigment accents and tiny crystals. I think it can be hard to pull off that kind of vibe with poly clay so I was excited to see these. Plus, they were on sale. BONUS!
Summertime in the woods courtesy of Summer's Studio, Etc.'s pretty pink sakura blossom and cheerful blue owls.
Did I mention I'm collecting disk beads and I'm not stopping until I have ALL the colors? Well, if I didn't...then consider it mentioned now. Both of these pretty sets - one etched and one not - are from Flamecrazy.
These gorgeous flower beads are from Donna Millard. I've been drooling over her beads for a long time, but sadly most of the sets are out of my price range. So, when she finally listed this pair and I could afford 'em, I went for it. Even if you can't buy, I highly recommend checking out her sight - just for the sheer enjoyment of the designs and colors. Truly outstanding.
I am a sucker for the pixie dust effect on lampwork. I cannot resist it. Because it looks like spun sugar and I can't resist sugar, either. This set is from Bastille Bleu.
This is another beautiful set from Bastille Bleu. I love hot pink and black together so this was a "hit purchase without even thinking" transaction. All I have to do is throw in some pink crystals, black onyx and some silver and va-va-voom!
Okay, that's it for this week. Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm heading to my nephew's 1 year b-day party at Seal Beach on Sunday. Hot dogs, cake, hunting for sand crabs on a gorgeous day with the kids - what could be better? (well, okay, making a new necklace MIGHT be kinda up there on the list, but maybe I can do that on Saturday while I'm ignoring the laundry).