Hello all. I hope you’ve had an at least tolerable Christmas…
Last time I posted, some days before Christmas, I mentioned that I has amassed a pile of parcels full of good things like beads and glazes.
I also mentioned that I’d be back in a day or so to share this early xmas bounty. Well, I never got around to it so that’s what I’m doing today, some days after xmas. I meant to take the pictures of the contents outside, on a white background, but it was cold and I was lazy – it may even have been raining – so I ended up taking them on my scruffy, stained work surface. Sorry about that. Anyway, on with the good things. I’m sure a fair number of you will recognise the red wrapping on that top package. A Petra parcel is always very welcome and this one contained those dinky Christmas trees at the top of this post.
A number of the parcels were things I ordered in Black Friday sales, like this little bundle from Earthbutter Beads.
The colours in those raku rounds are so subtle and beautiful; I had to order another two more sets just to ensure I had enough to bring myself to use some. I did a similar thing with the earring pairs I got from Slate Studio.
I knew I’d need to keep a pair of each for myself. I love Sarah’s beads so I stocked up when she had her Black Friday sale. Ditto Tree Wings Studio.
I can’t get over how teeny those little birds are! More Black Friday purchases here, from Happy Fish Things.
I got a few beads to keep this necklace company on its way over the Czech Republic.
I’d had my eye on it for ages and it had already been reduced quite a bit. I did try taking a pic of me wearing it. I won’t bother sharing that!
What else? I’d also stocked up on more Madeline Bunyan polar bears. I didn’t get around to using them this year but they’ll be ready for next Christmas!
I wish I’d got a better picture of these Numinosity goodies.
Also wish I’d managed to bag a few more of them whilst I was shopping. Finally, beads-wise, some lovely new designs from Blueberribeads.
Edit: I forgot to include these:
How??! The wonderful Moogin Mindy, of course.
Now for some really fascinating pictures.
Proper eye candy, hey? Wanna see more?
I just can’t stop buying glazes…
In fact, I think I might just have to have a little browse to see if any online suppliers are running end-of-year sales. Speaking of the end of the year, let me leave you with the best of wishes for 2015.