happiness is a bead stash!
i tried to restrain myself, hitting only the bead stores. i found some amazing fire-polished czech glass beads in the bead district near maple & 8th, and the most gorgeous semi-precious stones at bella findings. i picked up these amazing rough cut briolettes in carnelian, moonstone, smoky topaz, and labradorite. oh labradorite, the dark greyish beauty with a reflective teal green flash in the light. gorgeous! and i found some pale green prehnite (green amethyst) that i can’t wait to use.
on a less glamorous note, i also stocked up on chain and this cool pre-flux stuff that helps prevent firescale. oh and the most beautiful jewelry benches at a to z jewelry tools. some had built in bench blocks. sigh. a girl can dream, right?!
i’ve got plans for all this fun stuff…coming soon to my etsy store!