After a few rather wordy posts from me, I thought you might prefer a more picture-heavy one.....featuring some of the lovely things that have arrived with me recently and will shortly be turned into unique art jewellery (although I reserve the right to hoard. I really do).
Wonderful handmade beads from Flowerjasper Lampwork Glass. Are these not just the most perfect shade of blue?
Fabulous chunky resin nuggets I snagged in a destash. Chunky and organic, but light because they are resin. Loving these a lot!
A whole lot of love from Swoondimples.....
Sweet tweets from Jettabug Jewelry. Her work is so folky and whimsical - perfect for my jewellery.
Belfast is not overrun with bead shops.....in fact, Curious makes up 50% of those of which I know about! However, it does have a nice general craft shop which I visited for the first time a couple of weeks ago. As is often the case with more general craft shops, the bead selection leans toward the cheap and cheerful, but I was rather taken with these pretty pacific opal nailheads. Lovely colour and I have a bit of a thing for nailhead beads.
Last but definitely not least, some tiny tassels, again from Swoondimples. I bought these partly because who doesn't love a wee tassel? But also because they remind me of one of my current favourite songs. I'm trying to hunt down a print with the title quote on it for my studio 'Follow your arrow wherever it points' - haven't found quite the right one yet, but I'm on the look out! I must confess I do like the odd bit of folky country music.