Here are pictures of the amazing assortment of beads sent by Dana James- this was more than a soup, it was a smorgasbord! She went above and beyond, and presented me with choices and combinations galore. Thank you, Dana!
See that stamp focal pendant? Handmade by Dana herself. She gave me 3 different clasp options, chains, charms, bead caps and Tim Holtz findngs- very unique. But wait, there's more!
Add to that some beautifully lustrous mother of pearl beads, another adorable focal, Swarovski (one can NEVER go wrong with them), green quartz, Chinese jade and sumptuous tigers eye beads. Thought we were finished? Oh no... the bounty continues.
I'm not singing the blues with these babies. Lampwork beads, faceted blue glass beauties, some rich, dark blue labradorite ( did I mention I love navy blue?), and finishing up with some leather cording. She also included some antique brass findings and a piece of sunny yellow ribbon which I discovered after taking these pictures, tucked away in the bottom of the bag.
Am I blessed or what? Can't wait to get some time set aside to ponder the possibilities. Hurricane Irene may give me some extra at-home time by the end of the week, but we'll have to wait and see where she ends up. As of right now, she's headed our way, but there's a lot that can happen between now and the end of the week.
Wishing you splashes of grace and dashes of joy!