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I have been very unproductive lately. Last week I didn’t even post! I rarely skip a week. I didn’t want to skip another week, but I’m so tired this weekend, I didn’t get anything made. I can tell I won’t before the day is done. I can only deal with getting ready for the work week. But I can show beads.

Two metal earring forms, one white loops with bubble decorations at the bottom, one pink with swirly circle all around.

These are metal earring forms I got from a Lori Anderson’s destash. I’m pretty excited about them. They are really cool. The white ones have a loop at the top and bottom (behind the design) to hang additional beads. They will be fun to make earrings for the Artists for Animals Auction coming up November 2 – 8.

The title of the post is a bit misleading. These aren’t all beads and components I’ve just gotten. But they are all things I don’t think I’ve shown before.

Glass beads in blue white and black with intricate stripe and dot designs. Two elongated ovals and one drum shape.

These are lampwork glass beads by Sarah Moran of Z-Beads that I also got in a (later) Lori Anderson destash. I was super excited about that. I only have one other set of Sarah’s beads. They are usually sold in sets and are somewhat expensive (and totally worth it). These were affordable as a partial set. That is one of the things I love about destash.

Long vintage brass piece with paper that says "this ain't no disco" with disco ball made of shrink plastic at bottom.

This is a pendant by Jeni Houser Alasad of Auntie Moons. The brass is vintage from a post office. The disco ball has shimmer in it that isn’t visible in the picture.

Yellow porcelain flowers with holes in the metal and many petals.

These are vintage porcelain flowers. I have no idea what I will do with them, but they are so gorgeous I had to buy them. They are from Suzanne Branca’s Famous Vintage Bead Liquidation Destash. She has the best stuff. I know it will be perfect in some future project.

Many strands of glass beads including orange flat round with swirls, mint green rounds, "sugar" coated raspberry, patina yellow egg shaped, drop "mercury" glass, white squares with mustard, yellow, black and red tubes, clear faceted and purple rounds.

These are amazing! I ordered various strands from Andrew Thornton’s destash. Some of these are modern, some vintage. I am IN LOVE with vintage glass, and I just got another batch from a recent destash. I don’t even have it yet. These are from a while ago. I just haven’t put them away yet.

I hope you have enjoyed the variety here. I have been cleaning my studio, and it’s so much nicer in there. I still have more to do, but I have a clean surface for my art journaling class that starts next week. I have also registered for an Apoxie Sculpt class with Erin Prais-Hintz, one of my favorite artists. She is offering three classes online through the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

I hope you are well and staying creative in some way.