Monday, February 13, 2012
Utilizing Gem Show Finds
I wanted to share with you a few of my newest creations with some of my finds from The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. It was the first time since we got our little co-op unit in Tucson and I was actually able to ride my bike to one of the shows.
I was particularly drawn to bone Tibetan mala prayer beads this time and gravitated to more tribal looking pieces of bone and even wood.
This pair has my own swirly headpins that can be found in my Etsy shop NuminosityBeads.
I found some delicious pyrite chunks that were small enough not to add too much heft but add some understated bling (is that an oxymoron?) I have been waiting to use my vintage buttons, perhaps hoarding them. Taking a lesson from fancifuldevices I am going to let go and use some of my favorite collections now.
Here are a few of the strands I've broken up that I'll be listing in my supply shop Numinosity.
I have plenty of these so if you want to shout out for some now before I list, have at it!
These top mala beads are a bit larger than the ones I already have listed in my shop.
In case you're confused, I have two shops. One for supplies and vintage things that I didn't make and the other is all of my own creations including some supplies I have made such as headpins and beads
My photoshop on my laptop is groaning from all of my India photos and won't let me edit any more due to a lack of RAM memory at the moment so I'm sharing some unadulterated photos here, please forgive me.
buttons and bones
Amber swirl headpins... small ivory color mala beads.
I hope to be adding more once I get my memory back!
I have one more thing to add here, do you folks prefer me to answer your comments here or via email, I've always been unsure about this. It has been kind of fun to see responses on other blogs so I may consider switching to answering here, Whatyathink?