Every time I thought I was ready to leave, I made another loop and found something else that interested me. I managed to keep myself under budget and came home with some great finds. I passed on buying any semi-precious gemstones, as they seemed to be priced fairly high. The vendor I like to buy my gemstones from wasn't there...hoping they will be there in the spring!
Here's a sampling of what I got:
Ceramic pendants in perfect fall colors. My plan is to combine them with textured copper plate, knotted waxed linen, leather cord and some beads.
I purchased these from my favorite ceramic bead vendor. I previously made a couple of pairs of earrings with the light teal ovals and they sold before I could list them on Etsy. So, I am delighted that I was able to get them again. I couldn't resist the patina'd, dark iridescent purple and the rainbow ovals...ideas are brewing.
I just couldn't resist these tribal beads, handmade in a small village in Africa. Love the striped deep green color mixed with red, brown, gold, cream, blue and some other colors. These will make a nice necklace and knotted bracelet.
Believe it or not, these are ceramic charms. Aren't those fish and hands cute? The neat thing is that the fish have a copper finish that you can oxidize and then burnish to shine. My head was swirling with ideas!
I got quite a few more beads, mostly some rustic Czech glass beads and a couple of grab bags with some great finds inside. I came home excited to start making stuff...however, my brain was overloaded with ideas - and I just wasn't able to concentrate to make more than two pairs of earrings. Will save those photos for another day.
Hope you all had a great weekend - the leaves are changing, the air is cool & fresh...may you all enjoy the beauty of FALL!
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