| Beauty on The Blog: Part 2
you may remember from last week's blog, I didn't get to go to Tucson.
You may also recall that I kept a stiff upper lip about being stuck in
the frigid Minnesota tundra. Also, that I consoled myself by personally
"researching" (AKA buying) a bunch of the new strands.
This week, we're continuing that theme, as I share what and why I bought.
So much Aquamarine. The Matte Star Cut Aquamarine was an obvious
must-have. The combination of the muted hue and matte finish made this
too versatile to pass up. I'm thinking of mixing them in with some other
Aquamarine in my stash to make earrings, and I've also got them pegged
for some ombre, and as accent beads in necklaces, and as a primary
component in stackable bracelet sets. Strands Bought: (4) 6mm, (2) 8mm.
Aquamarine, because, why not! The Aquamarine Triangle Tubes have
lip-smacking color, and Aquamarine is known for opening the throat
chakra. Given that I'm paid to write and speak, I needed to buy them. To
help me, um, speak more freely. Because, as you've noticed, I really
struggle to find things to say.
lie. I bought them because the colors made me happy. Also, I knew if I
didn't end up with a strand I'd regret it. I have yet to have buyer's
remorse for any beads, but I lament several strands that have gotten
away. Buying these is an investment in my future tranquility. Strands
Bought: One... but I may need another, just in case.
Faceted Larimar Rondelles. I have three regular customers that will buy
anything with Larimar. These were a no-brainer for that reason alone.
That being said, I probably would have grabbed a strand anyway because
the facets on the rondelles are nice and clean and the color is
particularly pleasing. Combined with the 8mm size, it's tranquil without
being boring. I'm wagering this Larimar can be used as a focal element
without risk of being washed out by brights, jewel tones, or neutrals.
Basically, this strand is an 8mm faceted Caribbean beach getaway.
Strands Bought: One
This is week two
of the three week series where I boldly share my purchases with the
world. If you think my Spring design stash is missing anything, shoot me
an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and give me your suggestions. If you've personally got some great
projects in the works, I'd love to see and share. Take a great picture
or two and shoot them my way! - Erin, Dakota Stones