Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Beads! Oh My!

This week a giant order from Fire Mountain Gems should arrive.  It is always fun and exciting to receive stuff in the mail but waiting for Fire Mountain is exceptionally so.  They have the most beautiful gemstones in so many sizes and styles it is almost impossible to decide what you want, and then the waiting is sometimes agonizing!  This order I took advantage of their quantity discounts and got several strings of A grade amethysts, which are for me!

I've been waking in the middle of the night with design ideas dancing in my head.  The order included different jaspers, bloodstone, aqua terra, dalmation and rutilated quartz.  Added to that we ordered a ton of beautiful crystals!  I can't wait to start putting combinations together.  The aqua terra is a beautiful stone and I look forward to playing wih it.  Even after making several projects we will have a lot of stones left over.  I'm thinkng of selling some jewelry at Christmas Fairs this year.  Otherwise there will be a lot of great Christmas gifts this year!

I really love making jewelry.  It is one of the easiest hobbies on the body.  It is a fast for gift making, how many hobbies can you make a gift in 10 minutes!  It is a lot of fun and I think everyone should try it!


  1. I know how you feel Mary sent me her sew machine and it should be here any day. Can't wait to be able to afford fabric need to sew 6 more stockings this year. Hopefully we will get our St George Babies this year I miss them! Never have beaded cause I would be put to death for starting a new hobby.

  2. One of the things that I hate the most is when Lee points out a hobby I haven't tried and asks if I want to get the suppplies! Sometimes I feel like I will implode if I try another hobby. But here I am learning to weave and I want to try tatting again. Just bought a book on tatting jewelry. I can't find my tatting needle so I will have to try using the shutters! Why I do this to myself I will never understand.