Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dallas Bead Porn

Oh. My. Goodness.  So many beads, so little time.  Not enough money.  But honestly, I think I did pretty good at the two Dallas wholesale bead stores that I visited last week.  I'll let the pictures prove it:
Bone (.95 each) and ammonites ($7 for the pair)

More bone and shell.  I have a thing for interesting faces.  Wonder what I'll do with these...

Cabs: sodalite, crysocolla, pink marble, dyed blue jasper, picture jasper and crazy lace agate.     
Large marble donut and fun ceramic rounds

Dyed orange shell points.  These have shades of pink and grey running through them as well.

Assorted cabs.  I rarely use hearts in my work but can't wait to play with this composite piece.  $.69 to 3.00 each.

Ceramic tiles from Greece.  These are about the size of a quarter.  At $2.50 for a pack of 12, I wish I'd gotten more colors.  These will make a really fun collage necklace.

Each leaf is about 3".  Really rich colors.  $8.00 for the strand of 12.
I've been looking for large geodes for quite some time.  In the past, I've made necklaces out of amethyst, citrine and quartz formations - some of my favorites pieces.  These will be so much fun to play with.  And at $6 each, I could afford three gorgeous pieces.

Close-up of the largest geode.  Just look at that depth!
I'll share some of the gemstone and crystal strands I bought next week.  Equally fabulous, trust me.  

All in all, I feel extremely blessed to have come home with such wonderful goodies.  Can't wait to play with some of these items.  But far more special than the bead porn are the memories created by spending a wonderful vacation with a wonderful family of friends.  Sigh.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, look at those geodes!!! They're gorgeous. :)

    I'm glad that you had such a nice vacation!

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  2. Wow, we just don't have that kind of selection in Edmonton. Beautiful stuff!

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  3. Oh, yum! You found some really beautiful stuff - and at great prices. Bravo!

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