Bead Therapy, etc.

Went for a little shopping therapy at my favorite Bead store- you know, the one with the HUGE bin? You can run your fingers through this large bin of beads, and fill bags of plastic for $3 per bag. It was a 4 bag kind of day. I also went a little crazy buying other supplies:

Then, on my way home, I stopped at the thrift store and found lots of good finds. My favorite were there 3 costume jewelry pieces that I can de-construct and reuse:

What I am reading:

In preparation for my metal arts class, I purchased Susan Lenart Kazmer’s new book Making Connections:

I’ve admired her work for at least a decade or more! This is a lovely book and can be found on her website.

Enjoy your day!! Remember, only 3 more days (until Sunday Aug. 17, 2008) until the end of my FREE blog giveaway!

Take time in your day to do something creative!! Hugs, Carla

A Little Bead Therapy

The other day, Lynn and I visited my favorite Bead Store.  One of the favorite things to do at this store is dig through the bead box and then fill up little bags with the beads.  It is very soothing and therapeutic to do this.  I spent my time at the bead box, then purchased more items, and was ready to go.  I look around and Lynn was still at the Bead Box.  To my surprise, she was REALLY getting into this bead box!!  I think she spent an hour and a half at the box.  LOL!!

Anyhow, here are some of my  beads purchased during Lynn’s stay:


As you can see… I have a nice mish-mash of glass beads, ceramic beads, semi-precious strands, some charms, seed beads, hex beads, etc.

Lots happening here lately… I’ll play catch up after today- when I drive Lynn to the airport for her ride home!   Last night, Joe and I took Lynn to our favorite little Mexican Food place for dinner… the food and margaritas were lovely!

Cheers…   Carla