Sunday, March 6, 2016

Treasures from Tucson

I finally had some time to go through the beads I brought back from Tucson.  I've been so busy with my day job that I haven't been in the studio since last June.  But that doesn't stop me from buying more beads when I see something gorgeous.

Some of the most beautifully faceted labradorite that I have ever seen. The picture doesn't do them justice. They sparkle even in low light. 

Huge turquoise beads from China. I think every artist goes through phases of being drawn to certain elements. Right now I am drawn to very large beads.  

Shell and cow bone.  Again...really large beads.

Probably the prize buy of the show for me. Ganesh and Lakshmi pendant from India.

Buddha pendants

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. ” 
― Gautama Buddha

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Vintage Dies from India

I've been collecting jewelry dies for a while.  When I was in Tucson I picked up a number of them. In fact Cris and I were crawling around on the floor looking at them.  These are so addicting!!