Friday, February 24, 2006

Playing Beads

Last night Jocelyn, Diana and I got together to "play beads." It had been a long time since we had gathered to make jewelry - so long that in fact all we really did was look at our things.

Jocelyn had these really cool beads that were Hawaiian Pussywillow beads. Diana and I couldn't stop feeling them - there were fuzzy and very soft.

Jocelyn had thought we were going to meet at the store and had made arrangements to give Andrea a Reiki treatment there. But, eventually we all made it to my house and Andrea had her Reiki treatment on my couch instead of the massage table at the store. Diana and I played beads while they were doing that. We tried to get Andrea to stay, but she had some work to do.

Jocelyn also had some very cool African beads. I love the bright, clear colors of African beads. I bought some when I was in Egypt that had been brought up to Cairo from the Sudan. Very interesting.

Someone had come into Diana's store with lots of interesting beads, including these blue ones that have that Betty Rubble look to them. Such interesting shapes and color combinations. I'm eager to see what she comes up with.

It had been so long since we'd gotten together that we had to reacquaint ourselves with all the things we had.

I couldn't even find all of my things. My studio is still not back to normal and they're in there somewhere.


Mia Denman said...

Hmmmmm... you know me, I'm drooling over your collective stash!!! Awesome beadies... especially those opalescent cubes!! Bet I know where you got 'em!! I think Diana's blue, nuggety type beads are probably turquoise... very cool!! Can I come play? I'll bring MY stash!!
;) ~Mia

Patsy Terrell said...

We were talking about you and wishing you could come play. We did it again tonight. Diana has amassed quite a collection as you can see in that photo. :)

Those beads look like turquoise, but they're very light. I'm not sure what they are, but they're cool!

Mia Denman said...

Man, I wish I could have been there both nights!! I've really been missing creative interaction! (Too much work, not enough play!) I'll have to bring my beads out some weekend, and we'll play. (Greg can go blog, or something!) I'm getting ready to do some beading now, but it would be more fun if I had company!

As for Diana's blue mystery beads, I'd still be willing to bet they're turquoise. If I remember correctly, it's density can vary somewhat, depending on the location it was mined in. Another possiblity would be dyed howlite, but I've only seen that in finished form, not cool nuggets like those.