Thursday, June 15, 2006
Bead Show Today!
Today I went to Baltimore for a bead show and got some great stuff! I've looked forward to this particular show all year -- I missed it last year so couldn't wait! Here's some of the goodies I got:
These are amazing, HUGE kyanite nuggets. I've got to say, they're much more beautiful in person because you can see the mica-like flakes and glow. I also liked that these had an organic feel, as some of the rough rock was left in the bead.
These amethyst strands are SUCH a pretty, deep purple. The rounds are a huge 14mm, too!
These two were my splurges. The green is variscite, a relatively rare natural green gemstone. The smoky yellow quartz ovals, you'll have to take my word for how AMAZING they are. They sparkle from across the room, and they're BIG, too.
I also got rhyolite, autumn jasper, silver leaf agate, moukite, white African opal, natural green cat's eye, phrenite, onyx, and coral -- lots of fall colors. I'm thoroughly happy with everything, can't wait to play with it all!
See something you want? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk with me about designing your own special piece of jewelry, or check out www.lorianderson.net for artisan beaded jewelry that you can buy now!