Bead Haven in Frankenmuth:
Top left: Accent czech glass to complete the piece I'm working on.
Center left: Thanks to the little tiny size 15 seed bead bright ORANGE pops of color I got from Kate McKinnon, I decided to get what I needed to create something spectacular with them. I also got several different strands of the center drilled grape leaves I like to use. Those are getting hard to find! I love the Purple Crazy Lace agate pendant piece I got, too - and funny - as we were all shopping, out of all the beads in that huge entire place - three of us girls managed to end up with pendants from that same bowl of Purple Crazy Lace Agate!
So that was my haul from Bead Haven. Next up - Beadin' Mon, which we didn't realize until yesterday was easily accessed on our way home! I imagine we'll be regulars every Frankenmuth trip from now on.
I only purchased a few things there - basically cuz I didn't have much left to purchase beads with! LOL She had lots of cute little polymer clay beads though, so I picked up some purple daisies and matching butterflies, as well as a cool COPPER clasp like I'd never seen before. I also picked up the hoops for a new earring project I have in mind.
Bead happy everyone! I know I AM!! Especially after yesterdays trip. And here's the best part: On shopping trips in the past, I always felt (a little) guilty spending the money that I spent on beads that should be going to bills, or to buying more stock for the store. Yesterday's trip? No guilt. Not one bit. I had manifested pretty much every penny of that money from either bead and jewelry sales, or other unexpected avenues. I didn't have to skrimp - and for the most part - I didn't! (Most of the semi precious was still a little too rich for my blood). It was a good week overall, despite the loss of my friend (which I still haven't found out anything about). I hope to continue the momentum - I have a class coming up at the end of next week (which I still need to prepare for, EEK!), and am expecting my next commission check from the Gallery. It's all good. :0)