Friday, June 26, 2009

Bead, all that you can Bead

In a attempt to extend my line of necklaces, I spent a fun afternoon searching through beads at a Rings-n-Things Bead tour location a week ago. What a wonderfully tactile experience! I touched many more beads than I actually purchased. Am I the only one or does anyone else out there have this "need-to-touch" issue with beads?!

Anyway, its good they don't charge you for just picking things up. ("Um, excuse me, Miss? I am sorry but you've caressed that strand of huge turquoise beads three times now - that'll be $30.)

The serious "beaders" were purchasing mountains of beads. I controlled myself realizing that I was there just to choose compliments to my polymer pieces but it wasn't easy. The photos show some of my purchases...beads of glass, jasper, labrodorite and agate, Masai trade beads from Africa and silver beads that actually set me back the most.


  1. Ooooh...I love your beads! Can't wait to see them utilized in your pieces.
    Bead shopping through a catalog is not nearly as exciting without some tactile involvement before the purchase is made.

  2. Ah, tactile shopping...I can only dream. What a stunning selection *drool*...

  3. I just resisted the temptation of a local bead show... it was so hard, but I have so many beads from previous shows that I have to use! Wahhhhhhhh!

    Beautiful selections, can't wait to see what you make!