Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Finds

Okay, I admit it. I had a little pity party going on last week.
Even though I had my own special fun in Arizona, I still felt
left out from the Bead and Button Show. Once you've been
to one, its hard to not go every year. So before I left, I did
a little shopping of my own. Got some great things to show
you and in reality I saved my credit card from exploding.
So here are my fabulous finds:

Beautiful buttons, pendants and a connector from
Summer Studios.

Pendants from Chinook Jewelry. Love the color on that
dragonfly. And Mellisa is making me a special mermaid too.

A special treat to me from Stone Studios. Are these not
the coolest? I will never look at beach rocks the same again.

Of course I had to have some more of Bluhealer's great
beads. I just love the colors and those aqua nuggets are
to die for. The softest shade and shape. I carried them in
my pocket for a while, just so I could hold them and look
at them.

Another special find, this time on Ebay. 3 Angel's Glass Art.
Nice petite spacers and just enough color for interest.
I love the coffee colored ones. I have some Humblebeads
and Round Rabbit coming too.
Not too shabby shopping, and it was fun opening the
packages up when I got home. Now I have to clean my
bead room so I can get something done. That's my
project for the night.

17 comments:

  1. Look at all those goodies! It's such a colorful mix of things. I'm sure you'll turn them into beautiful things.

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  2. What a nice little shopping trip! I have some goodies on the way, too...Not so much because I was jealous of the B&B show folks, but I might use that as my excuse :o)

    Can't wait to see what you make with the goodies!

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  3. I saw what you got coming from LeAnn this afternoon...you're the only KatieN I know! I can't wait to see what YOU do with them.

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  4. Well I'm hapily waiting for both of you! You've both got the coral colour. I'm sensing a bit of summer fun.

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  5. I want to come shopping at your house! Yep, mermaid is in the works and will soon be swimming her way to join all those other goodies :)

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  6. Wow - you got some great stuff. I'm jealous!

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  7. Hey can I come to your house go shopping *grin*. I just want to come to your house to visit. Those are some fabulous finds!

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  8. Wow, what a fab collection!! I love those rocks - simply gorgeous (I can't walk on a beach without collecting stones...)!!
    so - you have secretly been fondling beads!! LOL You need to get into your bead room and seriously play! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  9. Yes, I am a bead fondler Renate!
    That's why it takes me so long to make things. I start dragging stuff out and pretty soon I mesmerized. Cleaning my room is gonna take alittle longer. I want ot organize it too. Wire in one place, clay in another...so I can find what I want...lots of luck with that. Is that a self portrait of you? Really nice picture.
    Hurry up Beverly,we can go through my stuff when you get here.

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  10. Wow, great finds! I have to say that those bluhealer beads just make my mouth water! I stared at them for a long time! I would love to fondle them for a long time too!

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  11. I can't stop coming back to look at your goodies from Stone Studios...Is that someone local to you or do they have a website?

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  12. Katie, just click on the name and it will take you to the shop. It's an Etsy storemand there are lots of cool rocks available.

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  13. you know...I really DO know how to use the internet :o) I just didn't realize the link was there because it didn't look any different than the other words...some days the brain works better than others...

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  14. Rosanne,
    yes, I do etch my own copper. Every etched piece - so also the piece on your bracelet. It is a little unpredictable still, but I love doing it.
    And no, the picture is not a self portrait. I could only wish to look like that!
    Now - stop fondling those beads and make something - I want to see some more of your work!!

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  15. Katie...I knew you did know how to click...I should go back in and change the colors so they are seen easier. Everyone's monitor is different. I don't know what people see unless they tell me.

    Renate, I have the stuff to etch my own copper, I just haven't taken the time. That's on my list of things I need to do ;^) There are only so many hours in a day.
    I bet you are as beautiful as that picture is. Now...I'm off to play with my beads today...

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  16. Looks like you managed to have some bead fun! Hope you get to come play at B&B next year.

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