Monday, October 18, 2010

I have been very very naughty. Like, extra super naughty. The last time I was this spendy with beads was when my dad was in the hospital and we had to take him off the "tubes" and I would go home every night, drink copious amounts of wine, and buy beads online. So, I'm kinda wondering what is going on in this ole brain o' mine. (wow, this post turned into a debbie downer episode right quick, didn't it!)

But, not to be a bead-buying buzz kill. I got the most gorgeous stash of Elaine Ray beads from Ornamentea today. Gor-geous. I've never had any of her beads, but they fill me with bead lust every time I see them, so I splurged.

And here are the arrivals in today's mail. Yum times 10!

Talk about the most wonderful fall-y beads ever. (Look familiar Silver Parrot? LOL)

more gorgous colors!

These are the most original things I've ever seen. Love them!

These are soooo pretty. And such a cool shape for wood beads!

And yes, I am noticing that I'm snapping up each week's Wednesday Window Shopping finds. That was not the point of WWS, people! I was just going to FEATURE them - not BUY them. *Sigh*


  1. I'm jealous! You did great with your shopping!

  2. See, you and Silver Parrot do this and it kills me! :) I must away now. Love, love what you got!!!!!

  3. Yummy goodies for sure! I am very very jealous!

  4. Those ones from Onion Bagel are so cool! What a great find!

  5. I knew before I'd finished reading that you made a visit to Excellent Gem! I'm glad to see my career as a pusher of bead porn is having such excellent success.

    I went through a similar situation with my dad and yeah, the bead buying went into overdrive. So did the jewelry-making - I came up with an entire new collection during that time. They say great tragedy makes great art (and large credit card bills, too, apparently)

    Now I gotta go check out a couple of the shops you just mentioned that I didn't already know about. How is that even possible???

  6. Those are beautiful! Love bead shopping! Love wine!