Yay! I’ve signed up for this year’s edition of The Bead Soup Blog Party. I enjoyed last year so much I think it will become a regular occurrence for me.
So, it’s time to brew up some bead soup for my yet to be decided partner. I’ve done a little shopping on etsy in an Aussie destash shop and on my favourite online store Over the Rainbow. I was going to drive to Absolutely Beads, a local bead store who also have an online store. I was happy to discover that they had moved their bricks and mortar store a lot closer to my home, 5 minutes away!
The best part of Absolutely Beads being in the small town of Hahndorf is that it is only around the corner from a boutique coffee roasting store and three (!!) chocolate shops. Beads, coffee and chocolate, I’m in heaven! No chocolate or coffee this trip though, just beads….
Absolutely Beads has a nice selection of czech glass and kashmir beads. I found some good lampwork beads that are destined for earrings too. Now don’t worry that I might be revealing some of the Bead Soup components, I removed them from the pile before I photographed them. Unless of course I change my mind :)
What is really hard for me to find at the moment is a really good clasp. I might end up making them, time to check the Internet for tutorials I suppose.