The Beads are Here!
Just look at these goodies!
My moms & I ordered together from Fire Mountain to get the quantity discount, and I got the shipment today. Some stuff was backordered, but still a gorgeous selection! I love love loooooove beadies....
In this picture: red aventurine, peach aventurine, red jasper, rhodonite, mookite, unakite, autumn jasper, jade, and jadeite. The red stuff isn't really quite as red as it looks (on my monitor, at any rate) but it is all beautiful. We tried to get stuff that "goes together" and we did a much better job than usual. In real life, the aventurine, jasper and rhodonite look quite smashing together. Also got some Swarovski crystals in what turned out to be fairly random colors that don't really go with the gemstones after all, but you can't really call a swaro bead ugly no matter what. So I guess it's time to put together a Bead Party and make some stuff! Woohoo!