Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Playdate and New Stash!

Yesterday's meet-up with Patty from My Life Under the Bus was so much fun!! She got all the fun pictures, but I have some sparklies and a new stash to share from the day out. ;)

We both arrived fashionably late and made our bleary-eyed way over to Starbucks for some lattes. She talked me into getting the most delicious cinnamon bun. It was yummmmm. Then we went all starry-eyed into a bright, beautiful bead store that contained so many pretties, it kept us enthralled for over an hour.

The shop of which I speak is called Sugarbeads and there are actually two locations in Connecticut. The ladies were super nice and the selection of stone beads, seed beads, beading materials, and Czech glass was phenomenal!

Apparently, I haven't mastered the art of holding the camera level. XD

I was so happy that they had the enameled wire I love; I've been looking for some of this stuff for months!

There were all kinds of filigree in all kinds of metals, so many different kinds of findings. I was definitely experiencing sensory overload.

Still haven't mastered holding the camera level... I'ma blame in on my heavy purse!
When we were finally able to tear ourselves away from the bead store (our poor pocketbooks!), we had a lovely Bento Box lunch at a delightful little Chinese/Japanese restaurant tucked in a corner. It was delicious!

Now for the good part.... the stash!

Four different kinds of brass stampings,
pewter clasp that looks like ocean waves,
tiny stamped metal rectangles with floral embossments,
large copper flower bead caps,
blue AB-finished Czech glass grape leaves,
some pretty sand-and-water-colored swirly lampwork beads,
green frosted glass leaf beads,
three strands of tiny Czech glass faceted beads (frosted green and two kinds of violet),
dyed jade faceted rondelles in olive green (gorgeous!),
large carved dark magenta rounds,
four cloisonne owl beads,
a silvertone crab charm (for my fiancé),
two vintage-style brass fairy charms,
two spools of my favorite wire in different gauges and slightly different colors,
a spool of dark brown waxed linen (beautiful!),
and, last but not least,
a small set of multi-colored Czech glass that Patty and I thought were so pretty, we both had to get some!

We're each going to make something with these beads and
share them in our next Bead Table Wednesday post.
Stay tuned!

Did you all have a nice weekend?

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*We were not in any way compensated by the store for this feature, 
though I was tempted to bring a sign that says "Will blog for beads!"

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Miss Val's Creations said...

This store looks like heaven! I have to wait for a bed show to come to my area for this type of experience! I can't wait to see what you make with your goodies. ~Val

My Life Under the Bus said...

Bahahaha! I like the disclaimer at the bottom! You got good pictures! I want another Bento Box too!!! I love those carved rounds - everytime I go in there I look at those - *jealous* -it was a lovely day - so make sure you call me the next time your lurking about - I'll treat you to another cinnamon bun : D

Marian Hertzog said...

Oh my that looks like a wonderland! How did you only spend an hour there? Can't wait to see what you make with it! Sounds so fun!

CraftyHope said...

I'm so jealous . . . of the beads and the fun day out with Patty. I'm glad you were able to get some supplies you've been wanting and appreciate you sharing your scores.

HarmlessColor said...

That bead store looks awesome!

Holly said...

Sounds like you ladies had a wonderful meet and greet! Sugar Beads is truly a feast for the hungry beader, isn't it? I can't wait to see what you lovelies made with your stash :)