The spoils of war

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).


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.


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


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


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:


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!