Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sugarbeads, Round 2!

Patty and I brought back quite a stash for ourselves from Sugarbeads earlier this month. Here I'm just finally getting around to sharing it. XD

Pretty pink opaline glass beads and seed beads
Although I am really not a "pink" person, something about these interesting beads kept drawing me back to them. Probably part of it is that I really love opaline glass. Patty got some of these seed beads as well; the price was just too great to pass up and look how lovely they are! They've also got a nice lining and are consistent in size and shape in a way I've never had seed beads before. I am so looking forward to using these in projects.

I love these bunches of grapes and brass leaves

I plan to pair these glass grapes with Lucite grape leaves. They will look lovely, I think. :3 And those brass leaves, just gorgeous.

Pretty Czech glass flowers

Ignore my poor choice of backgrounds on this one. XD Patty found these adorable violets and we both fell in love with them. I also like the pink flowers (pink again, what the freak?!?!) because they are center drilled. You don't see that a whole lot.

These little acorns are darling!
I fell in love with these tiny acorn charms. Again, I think they would look rather splendid with some Lucite oak leaf beads. I got a slice of amber for layering, and then these two gorgeous Czech glass nautiluses. I have some in light green and brown already, but these were darker and earthier and I just love that grungy finish. :3

Sugarbeads also carries my favorite enameled copper wire, so I stocked up on that, too. So far I've already started a pair of earrings with those pink opaline glass beads and some antiqued brass filigree. They are so lovely and remind me of vintage turn-of-the-20th-century jewelry.


Unfortunately, due to the craziness and misfortune going on here, I am going to go dark for a little while longer. It would be nice if I could get blogging again next week; we'll see. I know I just got back, but some more misfortune has visited us and I need to deal with that and come back refreshed. I haven't been able to make any jewelry, aside from the above-mentioned earrings---even those are unfinished---so there's not really a whole lot to update with. I'm hoping things are going to start improving. Fingers crossed! I will miss you all again. :( I may still read your blogs and comment, I just won't be updating mine until further notice. Again, very sorry. <3



Lina said...

Sending tons of love and hugs your way. Bad luck comes in threes, right? Maybe now everything will be over. Chin up!

Therese's Treasures said...

Love your finds at "Sugarbeads" and I'm glad for you and Patty that you were able to have a fun day to take you away for just a little while.
So sorry to hear that you are going through such bad times, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Take care Jacinta.

art2cee2 said...

Looks like you will be able to create some gorgeous pieces with your bead finds. Hopefully good things will improve soon. I'm sorry to hear things are not going will, I am sending good wishes your way.

Marian Hertzog said...

Good thoughts and prayers going your way! Love the treasures you got at Sugarbeads!

Bead Delirium said...

I hope things turn out better than expected for you. You have some great new beads to look forward to play with.

CraftyHope said...

Awesome! I've been waiting to see what you brought home from that trip. Definitely some very interesting and unique finds. I'm partial to the pink flowers (though I'm not usually drawn or even like pink either) as well as the acorns (too cute). I can't wait to see what you create with the fab finds.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Fun new beads! I hope things turn around for you and do not get to difficult. Hang in there! ~Val

Holly said...

Missing your lovely voice! ;)

Here Bead Dragons said...

the beads you picked are great and i understand the 'pink' what the .. hope things are better.