Monday, July 8, 2013

My Precious!

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
from Floridity
Faux sea glass by Caroly Chenault
No polymer clay collection is complete without some of Jeannie's work.
Havana Beads
 And this is why blogging is dangerous to my pocketbook. See that bead pair above? I saw similar beads sent to a bead swap partner I had just paired with in a different swap. I read her post and loved them so much I ordered some for myself. When they arrived I placed another order with Havana Beads...well you see where this goes.

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?


  1. Wow! So great pieces... They are like stuff from some pirate's treasure box...
    Kisses from Hungary Maria

  2. The next best thing to buying beads is looking at someone else's collection, Ginger... thanks for the tour!

    I think your froggy needs some counterweight... hidden in a lilypad, perhaps?

  3. WOW! you have collected a beautiful treasure! thanks for sharing!

  4. Ginger!
    Thank you for your sweet words about my beads!
    I hope you'll share pictures of what lovelies you create with them, I'd love to see! I love the polymer clay sand dollars, the ocean is so inspiring...
    Maria xo


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