Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bead & Button Shopping

Oh, so many wonderful goodies. Here, a few of the treasures I brought home:

A metal clay bracelet made by Kate McKinnon, which feels weighty and smooth on the wrist.

A necklace from the gorgeous selection of Susan Lenart Kazmer. The printer's block scrap in the bezel says "collector and creator" above "one of a kind creations." How perfect for me is that??

An electroformed vessel with a stand from Kate Fowle Meleney. I had a really hard time choosing. There was another one that really called to me as well. It was transparent aqua with a frothy surface texture due to fine frit that continued under the electroforming. Wonderful! This one is hard to photograph. The glass is transparent, but with a metal blue finish.

These small cloth bags were just too fun to pass up. 3 for $5! I wanted the whole basket full. One set of pulls closes them, and then the other set opens them again.

I also acquired a range of tools and materials to play with: a beautiful new texturing hammer, Ice resin, tiny brass eyelets, sterling bezels, faux bone, special saw blades for the faux bone, turquoise, opals, chalcedony, a range of ivory seed beads, sterling silver beads and jump rings, wire lace, copper beads, and more I'm sure I've forgotton.