I thought I'd actually post something about beads for a change, rather than bore you with my incessant fatigue, LOL!
So, as I'd mentionned before, I place several orders with some wholesalers, and I thought you'd like to see the Czechbeads order. Look at that teeny box, you wouldn't believe it, but it weighed almost 10 pounds! They sure know how to pack them too. I was not dissappointed with the quality of the materials at all, and will be placing many more orders to this company again. Quick service as well, I'd ordered them on the Saturday afternoon, and they arrived on Tuesday; they're in Washington (west coast) and I'm in St. Catharines, Ontario. I'm impressed!
So, from Czechbeads, I ordered 6 mm Lentils (a flat, top-drilled disk) in: Garnet, Siam Ruby, Turtoiseshell, Montana Blue, Aquamarine, Crystal, Olivine, Smoky Topaz, Amethyst, "Apollo" (Gold), and Silver coated purple. I also got a mass of daggers in Tanzanite (a lovely shade of blue).
I've already got 16 bracelets done, and I've got 4 more already strung up, and ready to crochet!
"Amethyst", "Apollo", and "Montana Blue"
I got some 'Donuts" too: In Black (Iris), and Crystal (Iris) Oooh, wait until you see the pieces I'm making with them! Like nothing you've ever seen! (It'll involve KNITTING!!!) LOL!
I got some small (5 mm across) "spacer" flowers as well, some folks like to use them as spacers or 'beadcaps', I prefer to use them as actual flower embellishments. I got them in Silver, and Crystal.
These ones are much larger, at 16 mm across. I had found some in Toronto, but only in a light 'amber' color. So when I saw that Czechbeads carried them, I thought I'd order some, just to see if they were the same. And they ARE! Of course, I've got plans for each and every single bead in this stash. I'm starting to think that the 'stocking' stage is done, and now comes the 'production' stage... Of course, if I keep sharing them with my friends, I might have to stock up again, sonner rather than later. ;)
Oh, wait, I need to stock up on stringing materials now, don't I? I mean, I need to connect these beads with something!
The extent of the damage: 5 large flowers were harmed in the delivery process. As I said, I'm impressed!
Next up, a write up on Bamyan!