Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Welcome Taste of Spring - At Least In The Bead Room

The weather here has finally warmed up for a couple of days -- enough to melt the snow off the yard and turn the sheets of ice on the sidewalks to lovely, lurching puddles of slush. Not warm enough to wear shorts (despite what the guy in the grocery store parking lot thought when he got dressed this morning), but enough to see a glimmer of promise that spring will, indeed, come soon.

And another harbinger landed in the mailbox today, when the latest assortment of beautiful beads from ZNet Shows showed up. I'm thrilled to be a member of their design team, and today's delivery was a surprise selection of crystals and sea glass for the next issue of Creative Spark.




I mean, really, how luscious are these? Soft glows and bright sparkles. Fantastic shapes, a wonderful mix of sizes, an inspiring collection of possibilities!

So despite what the weather is like this weekend, I'll be channeling visions of warm breezes, soft spring pastels, and perhaps a Derby hat or two.  Creative Spark will be published in early March, so I've got to get working...

6 comments:

BackstoryBeads said...

Gorgeous colors indeed! And so many new and different (and challenging!) shapes. Can't wait to see how those curvy spacers and top-drilled matte yellow beads work themselves into your designs. One more day 'til the week-end!

Christine Altmiller said...

This is the prettiest picture I have seen in a long time...I just have to feel the happiness and brightness and not THINK too much. Happy Bright Beading Bobbie!!!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Good luck to you and your endeavours. It hasn't snowed yet here in England.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

KJ said...

Ohhh... I love that golden sea glass color. All the sparkle is lovely but I really do like matte finishes. Have fun playing.

Skylar Bre'z said...

Love the pastel-y glow of some of those beads. Spring has yet to make its way to southwest Michigan. Fingers crossed it will be soon.

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh those are some fantastic colors and shapes! can't wait to see what you do with these! ... oh yeah, and bring on spring already