I love it when the mailman brings me something that starts with a "B" that's not "Bills". I got beady goodies today! Two packages!!! Last week I was so lucky to win a giveaway by Spyder Jewels. She got a screamin' deal at a going out of business :( sale and decided to share the love with two lucky blog readers. I am new to her blog, and I'm glad Mandy over at Beads for Brains: 365 posted about the giveaway because I have really been enjoying Spyder Jewels blog. (And speaking of Beads for Brains, you should go check out the stunningly gorgeous beaded bead that Mandy made today!) I'm going to show you pics of everything I got from Miss Spyder Jewels...
Next, I ordered some things from Believe Jewelry Supply on Etsy. I chose two really gorgeous cabs. I made a mistake, though. I fell in love with the photos, checked the sizes and went ahead and ordered. Then I went back and read the description. You shouldn't do that. It said that the photo of the Picasso Jasper was much brighter in the photo than it was in real life. Oh no! That's what I loved was the vibrancy and the lines and gradients. So I was very worried that I wouldn't like it when I got it. When I nervously opened the package and unwrapped the pretty pink tissue paper, it literally took my breath away. It. Is. Simply. Fantabulous! It's true, it's not quite as reddish as the photo, but I am so in love with this stone. I am so happy I clicked that "add to cart" button! Take a look at the front and back of this 30mm cab...
The 2nd cab I chose was a purple Crazy Lace Agate. I loved how the colors blended from pink to purple and even some coral in dramatic waving lines. And when I opened it up I was not disappointed at all. It is really beautiful. It is also 30mm high and I think 20mm wide. Check this one out!
Believe Jewelry Supply are really super reasonable and there's LOTS to choose from, so go check the shop out. The seller was also quick to put the cabs in the mail; the service was very good.
I got an email that one of my orders from Artbeads.com shipped today. For some reason it seems to take a really long time to get things from them once they have shipped. I mean, Spyder Jewels mailed my package on Friday and I got it today, Monday. But Artbeads usually takes about 4 days. I mean, it's not like it's an eternity or anything, but when you want something now, you just want it now. Right? When that comes I'll have more goodies to show you. Then after that I have another Artbeads order and one more from Fire Mountain Gems. I was such a bonehead! I spent soooo long calculating how many beads I would need of a certain kind for one of my book projects. I needed I think 6 strands. Dummy me only clicked in 1! I had to put in another order and pay the $7.65 shipping all over again!!!!! GRRRRRR!!! I guess that's a lesson to double and triple check your calculations with your order to make sure you got enough.
Ok kids. That's all I got for today. I hope you enjoyed seeing all my fun stuff! Have a very happy week!