Sunday Fun day!

As you read yesterday, I traveled to Saratoga Springs yesterday and had a wonderful day... First a stop to Saratoga Beads .. Which was even better than I expected. A small store, but absolutely PACKED with beads of all kinds. They even had a nice selection of Green Girl Studios, and Silver charms from Wynwoods, glass strands, and loose beads of all kinds. I also found the newest edition of Easy Wire... I have been waiting for this issue. I bought the last issue and LOVED it. The projects are beautiful and so really easy! I love this project on the cover.

And of course I can't go to a bead shop without buying some beads. I found Saratoga beads to be a little bit expensive, so I only picked up a few things... Some seeds, and glass, and a few artist made dichroic slice beads that I thought could be really cool as button clasps.

I had a wonderful time getting together with Beth Anderson. She's been a loyal customer since I started making and selling jewelry. It was really cool to finally meet her in person. She and her husband had traveled up from P.A. to see their daughter race in a Crew Regatta. We had a lovely lunch at The Ripe Tomato.
Then we walked around the town of Saratoga Springs and had a nice time catching up and get to know each other. I look forward to a future courier trip to Philadelphia this January, where we'll meet up again and have a fun day together there.
Beth just opened up a new Etsy shop...she's a rug hooker/crafter and her pieces are superb. Check out her shop, buy something wouldja!?

When I got home I was excited to see my package from Heather at Humblebeads. I ordered some of her new Klimt beads and also a cute little Hedgie bead that I fell in love with. I am looking forward to pairing these new beads with some dark ebony wood beads that I ordered recently from E & E Bungalow.
And Friday I received my first order from Lisa and Tony Blackwell of Zoa Art. They have an awesome new Etsy shop and they just added a bunch of really cool Shibuchi beads/charms/pendants. I ordered a little Hand charm, and a connector link and these really awesome Resin leaf charms. They have typed words on them. I just love them!! I look forward to today's beading extravaganza, I better go get busy!


  1. Looks like you did have a good day. I'll always go into a bead store. You never know what kind of treasure you will find. Every owner has a different idea of what to stock...some stores are so much fun and some are sooo bad. Either way, bead shopping is the best.

  2. Gotta love Etsy for all the wonderful things it has to offer, people included! You're the best L! It was so fantastic to meet you and Joe and share some quality time together - thanks for the recommendation to stop by my shop too. I'm honored to be mentioned in your infamous blog! Love ya!

  3. nice selections, lots of treasures-- have fun with them!


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