Happy New Year to you and yours!
I've been back in the islands for five months now and things are *finally* settling down. To get back into the swing of things, my daughter and I took a short trip to the The Whole Bead Show on January 3rd. These shows don't come around the islands a whole lot, so it was definitely worth the $6.00 parking at the Blaisdell. Normally, I have personal issues with paying a whopping six bucks for parking (hey, I have 4 kids, so $$ is tight), but for this, I made an exception.
And, I was not disappointed. Mommy picked up a tutorial and inspiration.
|Ladder Bracelet Tutorial by AlohaBeads.|
|Good thing I had this 2mm bronze leather lying around. Lucky for my daughter, who is the lucky recipient of this trial.|
And these pretty sparklies!
|Amethyst Onion Briolettes (perfect shade of 2014 Pantone Color of the Year)|
|Faceted Pyrite cubes. Ooooo, shiny!|
|Faceted Black Spinel.|
|And some beautiful AAA Garnet. (My birthstone!)|
Thank you for sticking by me and please stay tuned for a lot of exciting cool stuff in the near future!