Nope, that title doesn’t mean what I’m sure you think it means – that I’ve been on vacation from making beads. I have been on vacation, but the bead making has continued. I have been trying to make inventory for Bead Fest Philly in August! I will make a post with a free coupon for entry, and my booth number, and some shots of my inventory so far, but this is just a bead porn post about some beads I bought while on vacation!
I went to Hilton Head Island for 10 days (as I usually do in the summer) and there’s a bead shop there called High Tide Beads. It’s a small store, but nice. They go to Tucson every year and stock up on on some cool beads, and show some nice lampwork beads from various artists – I hope to make it into their shop as well.
I picked up these gorgeous faceted “angelite” beads – I never heard of this before, looks like a rutillated quartz to me – does anyone know? Anyways, they are a gorgeous blue!
Then these patty pan squash shaped turquoise beads – they called them squash blossoms – aren’t they just so awesome? A bit pricey for me, but I splurged. Have no idea what I’ll do with them, but I loved them too much to walk away!
And finally these carved bone beads. They are very pretty and of course, I just had to have these as well. There are 32 each on a strand – don’t know, but thinking I made have to offer some up for destash- I’ll let you know.
For the past three days I have been taken out by what can only be described as a monster, sickening migraine. I hope to get back to normal tomorrow, because I have to be a bead-making machine for the next month, for Bead Fest. I hope to get back to normal posting as well – for the past three months, my life has not been anywhere near normal, so I am hoping that changes a little bit!