A chronicle of the meanderings, false starts (which in retrospect, while sort of embarrassing turned out to be highly instructive), epiphanies, selective apathy (still evolving), wild mood swings, opinions (subject to frequent change), and life lessons of an inveterate dabbler (and her latest dabblings).

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Giving In to Temptation (Again)

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Look at this fabulous haul from Gardanne Beads! I've always loved enamel but have never really taken the plunge and bought some. So glad I did! I'm blown away by the colors, patterns and shapes of Anne's work. Look at the sand dollars!!

Beadcaps!! I love colored beadcaps, and these are divine. I love the glassy depth of enamel, it's unlike anything else.

Fabulous focal elements! I couldn't resist that azure and lime butterfly. I am thinking peridot and lapis...

Glorious lampwork too! I especially love the organic-looking encased ones. Like northern lights captured in ice!

Be on the lookout for lots of earrings with enamel elements, and a few necklaces with this fabulous lampwork!


  1. love the new look of this page ! so with summer and lovely flowery things. can't wait to see what you do with the enamel pieces !!

  2. Oh oh oh... is that turquoise lampwork beads???? LOVE. I adore the sand dollar and butterfly pieces too. Off to check out Gardanne Beads etsy :)

  3. You are not alone. I gave in when Anne was at Bead Fest last year, and I'll probably do it again. Can't wait to see your spin on her popular pieces.

  4. I am going to have to check out Anne. Great designs now go in your studio and create something fabulous. Kathy
    I am your newest follower.

  5. I am trying to resist shopping too but it is so hard with all the amazing bead suppliers out there! You made some amazing choices! Can't wait to see what you create!

  6. Thanks so much Keirsten, I have been trying to leave a comment on this post for days but my iPad was being temperamental. First thank you so much for the shout out, I too cannot wait to see what you do with the components, you know I am a fan.