Virtual Shopping Trip with Lorelei

Almond Blossoms
Vincent van Gogh Stichting (1953-1890)
Oil on Canvas, 73.5 X 92 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Hey Ya'all!
My name is Looooralie, and I'll be your tour guide today on
my ABS Challenge Virtual Shopping Trip. Just take a seat,
and grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this little journey.
Be prepared to shop though, because this Art Bead Scene challenge
will be ending on the the 31st!


First stop: Artbeads.com

What better place to snag some art beads than at Artbeads.com??
How bout one of these lovely ceramic focal beads featuring some pretty
cherry blossoms? Paired with the sparkly faceted glass beads in a pale blue green
color palette, and then finish the design off with a pretty Boro glass toggle?
DE-LISH!!


Stop number 2: ETSY

Surfing around Etsy, the shopping mecca for handmade goods, I stumbled
happily across Beth Hemmila's shop HINT. This silver pendant
with the hummingbird and flower motif would be perfect for this month's challenge.
Why not wire wrap it onto some pretty silk ribbon from Jamnglass, and
include a pretty silver floral toggle from Cathy Dailey down at the front of the necklace!


Also found on Etsy...
How bout this little combination of artbead goodness?
A strand of lampworked glass drops from Kelleysbeads,
a handstamped polymer clay pendant from Swoondimples,
hand-patinaed chain from MissFickleMedia,
and a BEAUTY connector from Amanda Davie!!
I envision a contemporary, asymmetrical design using all of
these elements in one piece!

Final stop: Ornamentea
Since Resin pendants are all the rage, why not pick up one
of Elaine Ray's clever handmade ceramic bezels and fill
it with imagery that resembles this month's painting!?
Pair it with some blue waxed linen cording, blue and white rounds
 and pretty ceramic bead caps, also from Elaine Ray.

This concludes my little virtual shopping trip... I hope you are feeling inspired
and that you participate
I can't wait to see all the entries!