Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Shopping Frustrations...or Creative Challenge???
I wanted to buy beads to do a Christmas inspired piece for the first BJP. I shopped online...the stores near me seem to be so limited. Artbeads.com was out of stock on so much stuff, and I was so disappointed! I guess I didn't shop early enough. And then I thought I wanted some little dangly holiday charms or snowflakes or something. omg, I had no idea how expensive they were! Well, hubby gave me just a $20 budget, so we'll see if I can get creative enough on the few beads I found. Because $3-$5 each for a dangly just wasn't in the cards for me today. Unfortunately, I'm a pretty new beader and I don't have a lot of stock, so $20 doesn't go very far. Time to get the juices flowing!!! I got some silvery and gold bugles, gold and white 15/0's, a white and cream 8/0, and a couple 11/0's in various shades of white. I have some pearl beads on hand in a couple different sizes, some green and red in 11/0's and 15/0's. Oh and some sparkly/shiny beads that look like little Christmas balls. So, I'll show pics of the progress when my beads come in. Stay tuned! :)