I took Friday off and had a nice, long weekend. Parts of it involved beads, so I thought I’d share.
Recently, Andrew Thornton mentioned on Facebook that he is currently smitten with plastic beads. I have to admit I’ve always liked plastic beads. I don’t always know how to use them, but it doesn’t stop me from buying them. This time I got a bunch and didn’t spend a penny. My mother went to a yard sale and picked up bunches of beads. She gave me 4 or 5 bags of plastic beads. Here are a couple of my favorites.
I actually have a bunch of these already! I’m thinking multi-strand, ’60s inspired necklace. Nice variety of colors.
Check out these large and lovely twisted ones. I love the blue!
She also got several bags of paper beads. These comics ones are my favorite. A couple of edges are coming up, so I’m going to see if I can re-glue them. These could make a fun necklace!
The coup of her purchases for me are these Mali wedding beads. Seventy-five cents for all of them!! I love these beads.
Then my parents and I went to a bead store in a nearby town, Diakonos Designs. They have a really nice selection of beads and findings we all like. The first thing that caught my eye was this strand of African recycled glass beads. I was determined not to just fall in love with the first thing I saw, like I usually do. I didn’t pick them up as I shopped, but I ended up getting them in the end.
Here are some other things I picked up. My mother got a larger version of the tin star. I love those two craggy old resin pieces. The three beads in back are wood. There was a beautiful old brass shield piece that I was swooning over, but did not get because I was spending my money on other things. My dad ended up getting that, so at least it stayed in the family!
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