Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More bead porn!

The Earth Bazaar is having an end of the year sale and I picked up a few things....some tourmalines, swiss blue topaz, aquamarine, rose quartz, and peridot.


I love their online store. Their regular prices are outrageous, but if you order from their weekly specials, you can get some pretty good deals . And the quality is outstanding. I only order their grade A stones. They're the clearest and the cuts are so crisp. Not cheap, but oh so pretty.

Christmas isn't over, but from my selection, I think I've already begun longing for spring. (I didn't even realize it when I ordered these stones last week.)

What can I say. I can't resist a few more baubles. I've already got a few new designs in mind.



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30 Comments:

  1. Melissa said...
    I looked at that store, and what an amazing sale. I have book marked it, so I can go back to it.
    KayzKreationz said...
    It looks like this store has some great deals. And it looks like you're going to be coming up with some nice designs in the future.
    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
    Contrariwise said...
    I'm probably going to return the large tourmaline strand. It's beautiful, but I'm disappointed with the color. It's much darker than I expected. And it wasn't CHEAP.
    Tammy's Treasure Chest said...
    Gorgeous gems! The colors make me long for Spring. I don't like cold weather!
    Joani said...
    Thanks! I never heard of them until your blog, checked out their site and ordered from their end of year sale items. Got some really good deals!
    Thanks again.
    Joan
    MaryB said...
    Love, love, love the beads. I love bead shows, beading, buying beads, hoarding beads, sharing beads, and yes I admit that I have to fondle every bead I get.
    When I was at the bead show two weeks ago, I was attracted to blues and greens...I guess we just don't know, and react to what makes us happy at the time.
    outofthepinksky said...
    I've never heard of this place. Thanks for clueing me in! I ordered some beads, and we'll see how they turn out. I'm a little afraid that, when I would order 2 of the same bead, that they may end up very different in size. Are they usually pretty good at sending 2 matching beads?
    Hot Rocks said...
    Yummy gemstones! I will check out that store, thanks for the tip!
    Contrariwise said...
    MaryB,
    I LOVE your stream of consciousness comment. It made me laugh. I know EXACTLY what you mean.

    (Must go now to fondle beads.)
    Contrariwise said...
    outofthepinksky,
    I have the same concern. That's why I've never ordered single beads. I generally either get entire strands or I buy sets of multiples. For example, I bought 2 sets of 4 peridot briolettes. All of them matched perfectly.

    If you want to buy singles, you could always give them a phone call and see what they say.
    Five O'Clock Somewhere said...
    Those faceted rose quartz diamond shaped beads are gorgeous! Must go check out the sale! Thanks :-)
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    Nancy said...
    Not a beader, that would be adding way too much to my creative plate. BUT, I LOVE beads. And these are so nice! The color combo is just striking!
    Terri said...
    Wow!! You bought some of my favorite stones!!
    Rose Works Jewelry said...
    Bead porn - roflol
    Lenox Knits said...
    I love the bead porn almost as much as the yarn porn! BTW, I tagged you with the Blog Love award today.
    outofthepinksky said...
    Just an FYI: I'd already ordered loose beads when I posted here about my concern as to whether the sizes would match. I got the beads a few days ago. I'm very pleased. I think they did a really good job at matching the sizes up. I ordered quite a few types, and am only disappointed in one pair of twisted dark amethysts. The other beads are great quality, IMO.
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    storybeader said...
    thanks for the link to the store - I'll check them out!
    ♪♫♫Happy Holidays♪♫♫♪
    All Wired Up TOO said...
    I left you an Award om my blog!
    Andrea said...
    Very pretty!
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    Victoria
    Xylia said...
    I already have my day planned, but I may toss it all out the window and go play with my beads now. Seeing this makes my fingers itch to make something!
    Friendlyhands said...
    Can hardly wait to see the new and exciting things you have for us in the new year!!!!
    Uneekdolldesigns said...
    I haven't a clue how to make jewelry like you do, but I do understand what you mean by the temptation of buying things to create with, it is so much fun! I have found my weakness is fabric stores!
    Nancy said...
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    ROSILIE said...
    Your works are very very elegant, and chic. best wishes to you!
    Amanda said...
    Hope all is well miss your blog updates!
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    Swiss Side Jewellery etc said...
    Hi there,
    Hope you are OK. We miss you !
    Vicky

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