The spoils of war

Hee!
OK, unsurprisingly, I spent too much money. But on the up side, I didn’t spend more than I’d brought with me in cash, except at the Kabela booth (and the stuff I bought there is either for me or a gift).

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Chinese crystals in a rainbow of fruit flavors (with the exception of purple). Still… at $4 a strand w/ 2 strands free, pretty happy overall. They’re intended for a design I was working on a few months ago, though I’m sure I’ll find other uses for them, too.

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These aren’t necessarily for me.
They might end up that way, though….

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You can’t tell from the photo, but these are (from left to right) brown goldstone, green goldstone, & two sizes of hemalyke.

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And this is a gorgeous strand of amethyst, two different sizes of lapis lazuli, and a tigers eye. I would’ve liked some malachite, but I didn’t see any I liked. I saw lots of other strands I liked very much, but were decidedly too rich for my blood.

And here’s the Kabela stuff:

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They FINALLY have silver stuff! Yaaay! So at least one of these sets is going to end up a ring for a friend. The iris is mine. Not sure about the rest yet.

So… yeah! A fairly productive event, I feel. I almost bought a new color of epoxy clay, but talked myself out of it; I don’t really need it right now. I’ve got enough projects on my plate as it is.

I also had the pleasure of running into an old co-worker and friend that I hadn’t seen in a long time (four years, maybe?). So that was really nifty, & unexpected. 🙂

OK, I need to start finding places to put all this stuff put away, & then start making things with them. Looking forward to showing you what I come up with!

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