As many of you know, I recently won the Artbeads.com $1000 sweepstakes, and I promised to share with you some of what I'm choosing. I haven't even come close to the $1000 yet. There's no sense rushing such things... :-)
I don't know if any of you have ever ordered from Artbeads.com (if you haven't, you should!), but you can see how much they love beads and beaders just by the careful way they package their goods. Everything I ordered was wrapped up like a present in bright purple tissue wrap. Underneath that was some protective foam wrap, and then everything was neatly placed into zip lock bags. It was like opening a bunch of birthday presents.
Check out these goodies!
I know, I know. It's hard to tell what everything is there in that jumble of little bags. I decided to try out some beads I hadn't used before, so I chose some of the Toho Magatama beads that intrigued me the minute I saw them. They're like a cross between a seed bead and a fringe drop bead. Click here for a closeup. I'm going to have a ball experimenting with these!
For any of you shopping at Artbeads.com, you can use this coupon code: SCE20P-SFS
when you check out to receive a 20% discount on any order over $60. It's their Spring Fever Sale, good through 9:00am PST on March 23.
I had two more bits of good news today... Jennifer (aka Palmsprout) included my Damask in Green and Gray peyote cuff in her St. Patrick's Day treasury, and it made the front page! Woo hoo!!! :-)
I went to check out Jennifer's shop and, although I don't have the right kind of hair to wear a hairpin (really short!), I just love the color of this Burgundy Satin Rosette.
Time for me to stop blogging now, finish watching Caprica on hulu.com, do a little beading, do a little reading, and go to sleep! Not all at the same time, of course. But that's what's on my list of things to do for the immediate future.