Two Tucson shows in one day is almost a bit too much. I had a list of vendors to see and didn't dawdle to look at every booth..... however, there were more than a few instances of, "look...BEADS!"
There's a couple of kilos of seed beads and other bead goodness in those bags to be unpacked. Looking at what I did dump out almost makes me think those are not my beads. Lots of gold and muted baroque colors and only one bright red in the bunch.
But . . . . first . .. My new drawer unit is fixed, re-glued here and there and thoroughly cleaned. I'm told that the glue is now set up enough to load those drawers. So I need to do a bit of organizing before I have table space to spread out my new beads. Already I've found one surprise as I was sure I had bought a dark sage green dagger and find it's a chocolate brown in the sunlight.
Now these.... What was I thinking and what am I going to do with them? Do I call them beads or buttons? Do I file them with the buttons I use for clasps or do I look at them as a really different design element. I do know they won't really work for bead crochet.
They felt so good and the matted colors were so calling to me that I bought two bunches of them.
How often do you buy on impulse with no clue as to how (or when) you'll use something?
It's feeling like a total PJ day - sorting old beads, fondling new beads and trying to figure out how to reorganize part of my AZ studio into new spaces.