Friday morning I got a wonderful surprise: my hammered and wrapped spiral heart-shaped pendant has found a new home in Seattle. Now comes the worst part for me, praying equally that it arrives in good time and that the new owner finds it better in person than the pictures they saw online. Thanks, Kittysunlover from deviantArt, my home away from home.
The Saturday farmers' market was good. I have initiated a new policy with myself whereby I siphon off all my market earnings (after I've done my weekly grocery shop) into a cookie tin and accumulate that to buy more materials rather than raiding my bank account in my normal undisciplined fashion. What I have in cash is legitimate to spend on beads, basically. So far, so good. Sunday I was in Toronto at the Toronto Bead Society Show and had a great time.
Here are some of my goodies.
|From the all strings/items $2 table (Silver Dawn Jewels, Vaughan, Ontario)
|Lucite beads for bridal/cruise/next summer wear (That Bead Lady, Newmarket)
|Raw stones from Designers Findings, Toronto
|Raw chrysocolla (and more cool zinc beads and hematite) from Rainbow Trading, Toronto
|These are from Kirsty Naray. The detail is superb.
This is what my market table looks like before it's moved into the truck:
Now to work... well, first lunch, then work. Uh, oh... maybe lunch and then a walk and then work. Okay, Max, I'm hungry, too. No wonder he's giving me the hairy eyeball -- he's still on Daylight Saving Time, and to him it's 1 pm, not coming up to noon. Yikes.