Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Miscellany - Beads from Redondo Beach

I just got back from a wonderful 3-day weekend with my family. On Saturday I borrowed the car and visited a lovely bead store in Redondo Beach called The Bead Store. Found some lovely stuff, too. Blue Rhyolite, Charoite, Kyanite and Turquoise...

Plus some Hypersten/Hyperstene (what a really cool stone) and a bunch of great Czech glass - this is just a part of the glass, a strand of blue coin beads that look a bit like blue lace agate, mixed "Monet" glass, mixed Rivolis and these great lusterous pink and beige beads with a bit of a copper metalic gloss to them that really look wonderful with copper wire or other copper components. Sorry I couldn't get a great pictures, it's late and I don't have the right lighting here at the computer and I'm too tired to go set up the light box upstairs.

Since I had the new beads and had bought some inexpensive 22 gauge wire and we had time before the evening festivities (dinner out with dad, my sister & her family and my daughter), I sat out with my dad on his porch and linked up some of the rivoli's into a bracelet, complete with a clasp I fashioned from the wire.

I also picked up the Mocca Swarovski briolettes I need to finish the necklace I mentioned and showed towards the bottom of my Saturday post.

All in all, a great weekend for family visiting and beading!

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Blogger JustATish said...

ain't it fun to have idle time to visit and be able to bead at the same time.

mmmm porch and family and beading, sound like you had a great time!

June 22, 2009 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous spamwarrior said...

I am jealous. Those are gorgeous!!!

June 22, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Yep, Tish, it was wonderful. Dad has some nearly tame squirrels that watched my every move from their perch by a plate of peanuts. The weather was gorgeous, too.

Spamwarrior, I do think I lucked out with those finds, thanks for coming by to visit!

June 22, 2009 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Again, I am wishing we were neighbors, you have such great beads!!! Sitting on the porch with family AND beading with NEW beads is a great moment in time!!

June 22, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

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