Putting the Beads to Use
While I was in New York, I stocked up on enough beads to last me through months of jewelry-making. As soon as I got home, I cut into a few strands to make new earrings and necklaces in anticipation of an upcoming event (details to follow tomorrow).
I saw this post by Alyson about a general dislike of turquoise a few days after I returned from New York, where I'd picked up quite a bit of the stone. What's funny is that I'm not usually a fan of the stone, either, at least not when it's used in a traditional southwestern fashion. But something about the geometric, modern cuts of the beads I came home with won me over.