Monday, July 19, 2010
My vacation visit to Beads Amore
But a few weeks later as I vacationed in Indianapolis, I went to the shop Beads Amore there, and what should I find but those very pearls! I immediately bought a pair, and, upon getting home, made simple earrings with my few remaining 'pacific opal' colored crystals and the pearls.
I've seen my share of independent shops, but must say that Beads Amore is the most stylish bead store I've ever visited.
I also bought some hot red oval glass beads, incorporating them into minimalist earrings just as I'd planned, but with the unexpected addition of small black crystals. Black Ice and Red Fire, I call these earrings.
I couldn't resist getting this intriguing focal bead made of hypersthene, a chatoyant stone almost like a sable-brown labradorite, and pairing it with some mother-of-pearl coins I had in my stash at home.