But hey, not everyone feels okay with using their grocery money just to buy a few extra (hundred) beads.
(she knows I jest.)
I did however, feel it would be okay if maybe, just this once (you don't see my nose growing), I purchased a few rare pieces of stone beads to create with, or maybe just hoard for years.
I rationalized this purchase because these were somewhat rare cuts and types and they wouldn't always be available. Yep, I can manipulate my own mind like that.
Gold Coral in a teardrop shape.
This is such an interesting bead, completely smooth but it looks as if it has holes all over.
I have always wanted some of these and this large, puffed oval will make for wonderful bracelet focal stones!
Utah Wonderstone in a faceted free form nugget.
I learned of this stone through Lorelei and it is fast replacing Botswana as my all time favorite stone!
Flower turquoise carved into....
But it is all rustic and vieny looking and has the most wonderful creamy, neutral, pinkish taupe coloring. I wish I had money to buy more of this particular piece, I have several designs in mind and I want to see them all!
Okay, so that is my bead purchase! Thanks for enjoying them with me!