While digging out beads for the Bead Hoarders Blog Hop I realized 2 things.
First, I actually use the art beads I buy.
Two, I am a very very lucky girl.
My husband realized letting your wife buy pretty things does have it's rewards. ;)
Here are some close up for you.
This is my first art bead. I discovered and fell in love with lampwork in 2008 and bought this little frog off ebay. He makes the bead top heavy so I can't figure out what to do with him.
More recent lampwork purchases. Can you guess what my favorite color is?
|J-Lynn Jewels altered art tiles|
|Tree Wings Studio beads- love Rebecca's cute critters|
|Okinawa lampwork collection|
|Faux sea glass by Caroly Chenault|
|No polymer clay collection is complete without some of Jeannie's work.|
And finally the beads that I will never part with even though I've bought some with the intention of making gifts. The gal whose 12 days of Christmas event will have me set the alarm of 4am in my time zone to participate. It's Maria Grimes of Garden Path Beads. I adore her stuff.
|See why I love them?|
One of these days I'm going to save up and have her make me the focal I saw when I first discovered her site. It had a little metal rectangle with playin' written on it and a critter dangling upside down from it. When I realized it was a possum I laughed out loud.
Ha! Come to think of it I have a bracelet on the way from her now.
Guess that will tide me over a bit longer.
Now what to make for the hop...hum?