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!|
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.
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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