Oh, I do love shopping for beads. Most of the time I have no idea what I will do with them but I trust that the design will emerge once I start putting things together. At the Cargo sale I bought a few glass beads from Africa. The colors are like sherbet and the recycled glass has a yummy translucence.
From a website I ordered theses rock crystal nuggets. Don't they look like ice cubes?
In honor of winter I whipped up a set of earrings and a necklace with some excellent sterling and gold-fill chain. Brrr.