As I watched the progress of the bead box over the last several weeks, I could not wait until it was my turn to receive the box and drool over all the goodies. I was not disappointed! The box arrived at my house on Monday, just as I was heading out the door to the gym. Needless to say, I never made it to the gym that day. The beads were just too irresistible.
I'll start with the goodies I got to pick out of the treasure box. There were many wonderful things to choose from but I tried to restrain myself. I chose some of the beautiful died ribbons (I love all things fabric), couldn't resist three Lisa Peters Art pieces, a small Anne Choi skeleton bead (I wanted one at Bead & Button but she was out), some daggers (love daggers!), Vintaj toggle clasp, two colors of Tila beads (I haven't tried these yet), a clay cab by Linda, a bead pen, and some gorgeous crystals I'm not sure what I'll do with. After laying everything I picked out, I realized almost everything was in the same color palette. I love the greens and browns!
Now for the goodies I added, which ended up being very eclectic. I started with some shell and wood pendants, plus one rose quartz pendant.
Then came a selection from my metal and filigree collection. I just love filigree, though I don't tend to use it often in my jewelry.
Next came a selection of new and vintage glass buttons. These are great for using as clasps.
Now onto some vintage glass cabs, some lampwork beads (turquoise bead is made by Lisa Daly and the long bead is by David Christensen), and two pairs of Murano glass beads.
Here are some freshwater pearls and a strand of vintage glass turquoise beads from Japan. The turquoise beads were found for me by my mother-in-law, who is an antiques dealer. Oh, the cool things she has discovered for me.
And then I finished off my additions with some bugle beads and packets of beading crimps in different sizes. I hope someone will enjoy using these items in their creations.
I'm heading off to the post office now. I will be dividing the box in two this time. Everything is just not fitting in the one box any longer. It's been so much fun taking part in this and can't wait to see what everyone else adds to the box. Take care!