Sunday, August 12, 2012

More Dallas Bead Porn

Oh gemstones.  How do I love you?  Let me count the ways...


I love you for your infinite colors and patterns.  (In Dallas, I bought a lot of browns.)

I love you for your texture.  These dyed blue coral beads are rough.

I love you for your shapes.  Proof that size/shape doesn't matter, just enhances.

Did I mention color?  Yummy.

I love you for your ability to take on different forms.  Here, howlite masquerades as turquoise.

I love you for your sense of fun.  Okay, these beads are acrylic, not gemstones.  But really, when you're the size of gumballs and rubberized and absolutely vibrant in color, who cares?
I love you for your use of materials - here, bone and horn from India.

Really?  Dyed howlite butterflies and flowers.  I love your sense of humor.

More brown.  Oh, agate.  I love your versatility.  You, I can have a long-term relationship with.

I love your smooth oval shape here, grey moonstone and blue opal.  Doesn't this just sound decadent?

And aquamarine.  You stole my heart and jumped into my basket, with your smooth, soft self.  And really, you sold yourself way to cheaply.  Thank you.

More howlite, More fun.  Drops in blue turquoise, vibrant purple and minty green.  Oh, I have stunning plans for you.

I am so digging the new dyed agate shades.  Orange!  Good to meet you.

My friends thought I was crazy buying this bone.  Whatcha gonna do with five bone elephant thingys?  Wait and see.  (I have no idea.)

And you, not a gemstone strand but oh,, so much fun.  I think I'm gonna keep you all for myself.
These are just some of the goodies I purchased in Dallas.  (I haven't even gotten to the crystal!)  Check out Bead on Beads and May's Beads if you want to build your own stash.

3 comments:

  1. Ohhh, fun! I love bead porn. :)

    I can't wait to see the crystal!!

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  2. I quite enjoy me some bead porn ^.^ LOL

    You should make that into a meme-I bet it would take off! I for one would definitely join in!

    I'm a fan of those gorgeous purple beads and anything with earthy tones; those agates...forget about it :)

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