These pretty flower beads inspired me to do this:
I am going to mount it in a shadow box – although, I have to admit – I kind of want to go berserk and keep going with it from here. The pendant stone is the Poppy Jasper Square Donut – Rosemary rejected this one as being damaged, so I decided to have a go with it.
For the embellishment, I grabbed some Delicas – 10/0 Japanese Cylinders – Dyed Light Smoke Grey Silver Lined Alabaster (tube), Delicas – 10/0 Japanese Cylinders – Matte Metallic Patina Iris (5 grams), and some Delicas – 10/0 Japanese Cylinders – Opaque Limestone Luster (tube)
The stick is courtesy of my dogs, that bring me a constant barrage of stuff in the hopes that something will get them a treat.
Other goodies this week – these strands of mixed Glass Beads – Random Shapes – Green Lumi (strand) are a nice casual chic combo – just begging to be a bracelet.
Pressed Glass – glass beads that get their shape from being pressed into shape from molten glass – as opposed having the glass cut away by a faceting machine. If you don’t want the shape of flowers, how about flowers on your beads?
Leaves – these are the “classic” leaf – a staple of bead embroidery, embellishment, haute couture, and Czech-inspired boho jewelry. I think of them as the “airplane” leaves, see the airplane pattern in the veins – with little motion “zoomicles” coming out the back? Ha ha – now you can’t “un-see” it, can you? Honestly – we have lots of leaf beads and flower beads to choose from, in colors from naturalistic to not-even-remotely.
I used to focus on black flowers in my garden – black pansies, black tulips, etc. Nowadays – I have a black dog (and two more that are mostly black) that make gardening a challenge. If it can grow after being sat on, run over, or dug up – I consider it a win – whatever its color.
And, maybe a few nice clasps to go with those beads?
Maybe a pussy-cat to go with those owls? The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to bead some beautiful pea-green beads.
There is a few more items, oh, and a shout out to Laura, who wanted to buy the rest of the GoodFelt beading foundation colors as singles instead of packs – available now! 😉 You, too, are welcome to make product suggestions!
Don’t forget to check out the Manager’s specials, on sale to make room for new stuff. These are selling fast – don’t dawdle! Scoop ’em up!
Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to just email us and ask!
Bead shopping in the time of COVID-19 – This Week – July 2
Where did the year go? Oh yeah – quarantine and isolation. It’s a different world now, that’s for sure. We hope you had a lovely Canada Day, and stayed safe while enjoying the weather. And a Happy and safe Fourth of July as well.
Open for in-store Shopping – Wednesday – Saturday 11-6. Reservations preferred.
Wear a mask | Social distance | Hand sanitizer at the door.
Monday & Tuesdays, we will be in-store picking and shipping. Curbside pick up available 11-6. No in-store access.
We are back up to speed in picking and shipping. Canada Post states on their website: “Customers should anticipate delays as important safety measures, including physical distancing, means it takes longer to process heavy parcel-volumes.” Sigh.
Online orders, pre-paid only, can be picked up curbside 11-6, Monday – Friday.
- If you are local – you should see an option to select “Store Pick-up/Walk in” in the shopping cart as the shipping method. You will not be charged for shipping, even if you are under the free shipping limit.
- If, for some reason, you do not see the option for “Store Pick-up/Walk in” – say, your address on file falls outside the computer’s definition of “local,” but you still want to come and get it, then you can choose “call-back” as an option, and tell us you want to pick it up in the comment box, and we will remove the shipping, and call you for payment info.
- We will call when it is ready and arrange a pick-up window of time. Pick-ups will be on Mondays to Fridays, 11-6 pm.
Phones are being answered Monday through Saturday (11 am – 6 pm). If you need answers about does “this” go with “that,” just ask and we will try to help.
You are all awesome – we are profoundly grateful for your support and happy to be part of creative process, or coping strategy, as the case may be!
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