Thursday, 9 January 2014

Well, our house is slowly getting back to normal after a tummy bug, and the less said about THAT, the better!  On to brighter things.  Like new beads!  My mailbox has been an exciting place lately, and I thought I'd show you some of my new acquisitions. (You were warned, after all....this blog is called "Confessions of a Bead Addict"!)

First, these lovelies.
These beautiful snowflake beads are by lampwork artist Donna Millard https://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaMillard (The three of them aren't meant to go together, that's just how they were sent.)  Aren't they gorgeous?  I sense.....pendants!  Simpler ones using the blue snowflakes, and something a little more fancy with the gold\silver snowflake.

Next up, these ones.
They aren't glass!  I decided to expand my selection of artbeads this year, and use both glass and other mediums.  These pretty, rustic snowflake charms are handcrafted porcelain.  I'm still pondering what to do with these ones....I'm sure I'll come up with something that will do them justice. These are by artist Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio www.suburbangirlstudio.com

...as well as these!
Gorgeous!  Do you sense a theme here....?

Rather than succumb to the winter blahs, I thought I'd try to make the best of the winter.  While it's true it doesn't snow very often here in the Lower Mainland of B.C.'s West (Wet!) Coast,. that doesn't stop me from enjoying the beauty of  snowflakes! (Though perhaps not quite so many snowflakes as much of the rest of Canada and parts of the U.S. have been experiencing lately...)  I'm waiting on a few nuts and bolts supplies to make their way to my mailbox, and then I'll be back to creating.  The necessary recovery from illness has meant I've had time to let my creativity start fizzing away after the Christmas holidays, and I'm raring to get back to designing and creating!

One more photo with which to leave you...

Birdies!  These fun, funky little birdies are the creation of Elaine of too aquarius https://www.etsy.com/shop/tooaquarius I think we often associate birds with spring, but we have loads of the little rascals in our yard this time of year, feasting from the feeders.  I sense some quirky earrings and a bracelet or two with these cute little beads.

I have more to show you, but it will have to wait for another day.  Must tend to my soup in a few minutes.  Might as well make the most of winter, and make life good and cozy!  I hope you get a chance to do the same!

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