Besides having fun with the girls and eating fabulous food.....I bought lots of beads to go with the bronze.
Bauxite and shell
Clay beads from Mali
And no bead shopping trip is complete without something from Gary Wilson. I think Cris was the first one to say...."I wish I could quit you Gary Wilson". Except for the trilobite...these are all beads or pendants.
Fossilized Turtle Shell...I love the texture on this. I'm going to roll out a sheet of polymer clay and impress this into it for a texture sheet.
Petrified starfish and fossilized tree fern
Pima Canyon conglomerate, petrified wood, and more tree fern
Fossilized sea urchin and more tree fern
A few artifacts... a small brass bead from Ghanna and a double chameleon from Burkina Faso
And a few of my most favorite things.......
Viking beads from Karen Elmquist. She hide these in my coat pocket and I didn't find them until I got the airport. What a great surprise!! These beads go great with the bronze.
Twisted bronze bracelets from Cris Leonard. I'm into bracelets right now. I love stacking multiple bracelets. These are so cool!! She slipped these on my wirst and I didn't even notice :)) LOL.
And a new messenger bag from Susan Dilger and Taos Edge. This is so cool. The dragonflly has a skull head and the latin reads..."The unknow is maginificent". I was able to put everything in this bag for the flight home.