Michael's and Hobby Lobby, which are fine for some things, but not surprisingly I have yet to see any labradorite in either of these stores, and the last time I ordered from Fire Mountain I couldn't justify spending $20+ on a 16" strand of beads.
Also on my list, and for similar reasons:
This particular strand is not very expensive, but lapiz lazuli can get pretty pricey depending on the quality and size of the stone. Again, have yet to see any in Michaels or Hobby Lobby, and again, I'm not surprised.
And in preparation for summer, I want to get some more shell beads and pendants.
How adorable are these turtles???
And this might very well be one of the prettiest pendants I've ever seen. I might need to buy two. One to sell and one to keep. ;-)
Maybe this summer I'll focus on using lots of these round shell beads instead of my usual stone or glass, to give my necklaces more of a beachy feel.
I could go on and on, but I'll leave it here for now.I've already broken my resolution to post at least one new item on Etsy each week. My goal for this week is to catch up on that! I've been busy making some new stuff, but haven't even gotten around to pricing it, let alone photographing it!