1. "You guys REAAALLLLY missed it. You should've been here yesterday." (and if you know where that quote comes from, you win a prize). Although the high surf advisory lasted until about 11 PM last night, when I got down to the beach at about 5:30 yesterday, the event was mostly over. Still some decent size waves, but not ginormous.
2. I tried to take a video of the biggest set of the evening and just when I got it going, this oblivious woman with a giant ass (and since I have one of my own, I can legally call her on it) stepped right in front of where I was OBVIOUSLY filming and completely blocked the shot. By the time I'd paused, stepped around her, and re-started, my camera informed me it was out of battery power and would be shutting itself down for the forseeable future. $)#*@&!!!
So, no surf video for you guys. But I do have a pretty good collection of bead porn this week (even if I do say so myself...and I do.)
Grungily lovely patinated heart charms from DimeStoreEmporium. They have all kinds of cool, vintage-y stuff for those who like that look.
Fabulosity in saffron from MissFickleMedia.
And links to go with.
And really, what can I say about this chain except "Shut. The. Front. Door." I know, I know, it's a sad day around here when I'm reduced to quoting Rachel Zoe, but in this case, it's an appropriate quote. My favorite part of this purchase was when, upon receiving the order, Miss Shannon e-mails me to ask "you want more than one length of this, right?" Well, now that you mention it, why yes. Yes, I do.
Such a salesperson that Shannon!
I had so much fun playing with saffron stars from Shannon's store, that this blue star was a no-brainer.
Bronze twig links from Amanda Davie.
And a nautilus shell clasp.
MamacitaBeadworks has been taking a break from the pewter lately to get back to her clay roots. This raku bracelet link is just one example of what that is a FANTASTIC idea!
Oh, Gaea. You just HAD to have a sale when I was supposed to be taking a break from buying too much ceramic stuff. Now, look what you made me do!
Oh, come on. Like I was really gonna resist that pendant with all the shells on it (and the coordinating bead set).
More fairy skirts from MermaidGlass. Soon...I will have them in ALL the colors...wheeeeee!!!
And, as long as I was in her shop anyway, why not some cherry and purple raku lampwork?
This lovely and earthy disk set is from Beeboo. I love the little bits of pink and aqua floating against the "stonier" background colors.
Mirror-bright silver circles on aqua and blue lampwork glass beads? Dude, I am so totally down for that! This are from IMakeBeads.
And for the finale...this incredible set of "Cozumel" lampwork beads from JulsBeads. Juls was my swap partner in the Bead Soup Swap earlier this year (it's also possible she's my long-lost pseudo-twin). This set is completely the opposite end of the spectrum of what she sent me in the swap - which just goes to show how versatile she is with her glass creations. Between the two sets, both sides of my Gemini nature are doing the happy dance big time!