Steve went with me and that usually helps put a damper on my spending but today I made out quite well. I found these unbelievably deep red facetted rondelle beads. The red was so deep and with the light on the facets, it looked strangely like it had a velvet texture. Sounds werid but Steve said the same thing. I had to pick them up to be sure they weren't. Of course I had to have some of those (which I've already made 2 pairs of earrings from). They look amazing with the antiqued sterling silver bead caps and dangling crystals on the bottom. (Don't drool, I'll post pics of them tomorrow)
I had to stock up on my breast cancer awareness treasures so be looking for some new stuff along that line in a couple of days. And of course, I couldn't let the darling cupcake beads just sit there...they were calling out my name and I think Steve heard it cuz he let me have them. Already have earrings made up of those too. They are just toooooo cute! (Steve was watching a movie I wasnt particularly interested in so I sat and worked on earrings for a couple hours).
And last but not least is my ladybug bracelet. I've loved ladybugs since I was a little girl. I used to see them in their larval stage (black fuzzy with red stripes) on the outside of the house and I got to watch so many turn into ladybugs. Loved them ever since. Did you know that a ladybug has no spots during it's first 24 hours of life? Now you can rest easy, cuz I know you've been dying for that piece of info. Anyway, got off track, sorry. I found a ladybug bracelet in pink, (my all time FAVE color) and all these feelings rushed through me. It's weird...though I don't remember the significance of it, I know I had a pair of pink ladybug earrings as a young girl. I know they were special but I can't remember why or where they came from. I just knew the posts were a bit short so I'd put up with the pain of having them squish my ears because of was in love with them. When I saw this bracelet today, I got that feeling I got when I was little and looked at those earrings. I know, it ranks pretty high on the Weird Things scale. But I'm happy. And when momma's happy....you know the rest.
Last night I decided to try to sculpt my first miniature baby. He looks like he's a cross between a baby with Down's syndrome and an alien (Course he only has one arm and a partial leg) Nevertheless, something else is wrong with the poor little thing. I shall have to submit a picture to Amanda and have her help me out with that, but at least it's a start. Like I don't have enough to keep me occupied.
Well, folks, lot's of walking and shopping and trying to manufacture self control is enough to burn a soul out so it's off to bed for me. Will post pics tomorrow.