Here's a photo of my latest pretties ::
I bought these with Valentine's Day in mind ~ some pretty little Czech Glass hearts, faceted Amethyst hearts and some lovely Lucite flowers in red, pink, white and black. I praise the clever person who thought to christen them "Lucite" as it sound so much better than plastic or acrylic! Although they really are acrylic (I can't bring myself to call them plastic!) they are very pretty and well made and combined with other beads and Sterling Silver or copper, make a lovely pair of earrings. I'll post the photos of my finished creations in a few days..............
The dreaded sort~out
At the latest count I have 7 boxes full of beads and the time has come to have a sort~out. However I can't decide how to go about it. Do I organise them so I have the same colours together, the same shape, the same type ~ Crystal, Semi~Precious, Freshwater Pearl, Copper, Sterling Silver, Glass?? Just the thought of it makes me want to find something MUCH MORE IMPORTANT to do (isn't Bargain Hunt on soon?......)
I did make a start earlier. I emptied the box with my copper stuff in it into another box with Sterling Silver, so now that box is a mess but at least I had an empty box to play with. I then filled the empty box with my FW and Swarovski pearls so at least they are sorted! At that point I lost interest, made myself a cup of tea and decided to write this.
The first of many tidied bead boxes :D
Right, something much more important has come up, I have a date with Tim Wonnacott.......