Here is just a quick post with some new beads.
First are some beads from Sharyl McMillian-Nelson‘s (of Sharyl’s Jewelry) new shop Metapolies. Some of the first metal art components I ever bought were from Sharyl’s Artfire shop. Now she has opened a new shop on etsy. She had grand opening festivities for Metapolies as well as sales in both shops. As part of the grand opening, she had a drawing for some goodies, and I was one of the winners. At the same time, I took advantage of the sale to buy some autumn color beads I kept going to look at in her store. (When you keep going back, it’s time to make the purchase.) She also generously included a beautiful purple/wine floral pendant that I am currently in love with.
The packaging was beautiful also, but I got home late last night when it was dark. There was no way I was going to be able to preserve the package to take a picture when it was light. I wanted to see the beads! I wanted to include a piece of the tissue and her card, though. She has a wonderful polkadot branding that I just love. It’s very happy and distinctive. Follow the dots all the way to her stores!
Next up we have Eclectic Prairie. Jenny Gohlson-Morris’ store has a motto that kind of describes my purchasing philosophy. “Life is short. Buy the beads!” I will just admit right now that when people post pretty pictures of their beads on Facebook, I am apt to follow the link to their store and purchase them. Especially during a sale. (It’s even easier to convince myself then.) She also included some very generous extras in my package.
The rustic bead set on the left was posted on Facebook, and I knew I had to have it. I love the different shapes, the browns, the designs. I love that little frame (I’m thinking toggle). And then while I was there I had to get some classic pastels. I mean really. I’m so thrilled with these beads.
Finally we have an old favorite – Gaea – and I’m noticing a theme. I also got some of these on sale. She had some destash sets. Of course while I was there I fell in love with that diamond raspberry button. Isn’t it delicious? And again a few extras. I love extras because it means more beads!
I can’t spend my whole day ogling pretties. I actually have to get going. But I love reading posts seeing new beads other people get (read a couple just this morning) so I wanted to share as well. Have a wonderful day!