April 5, 2013

Bead Shopping

Holy cow!  I've been MIA for quite a while now!  Oops!  I have been out of town all week babysitting for my brother's children so he could take his wife to Europe.  I'd forgotten how much energy it takes to chase a four-year-old and a six-year-old around all day.  Whew.  I did, however, find a little bit of time to do some bead shopping.  I found one store going out of business where everything was 40% off.  Now that's my kind of sale!  I found some Czech assortments and some great Czech buttons there:

Czech glass bead assortments and Czech glass buttons

I also got to meet up with a friend who took me to a couple more shops.  Star is a fellow jewelry maker I met on Facebook and we finally got to meet in person:

Star Teague and Sherri Stokey

She's great fun!  We hit The Colorado Bead Company and The Peacock Shop, and I picked up a few treasures to add to my stash.

Star Teague at the Peacock Shop in Denver

I Fondle Beads bumper sticker from the Peacock Bead Shop and some things I bought there

Czech beads from The Colorado Bead Company

I also found a couple of kits to play with.  I don't usually do kits, but sometimes it's a fun way to learn something new.  I bought one for a chain maille bracelet that I'm excited to make:

Chain maille bracelet kit

After we'd shopped, Star bought me a latte at her favorite coffee shop.  It was the perfect ending to a great outing.  

Latte from Paris on the Platte

And I can't leave out this photo:

Star Teague in a mustache


  1. Oh how fun to meet up in person! I love meeting beady bloggy friends :)

  2. I am so jealous, Sherri... new friend, beautiful beads, and latte. Hat trick!

  3. Always fun to visit new bead stores and to meet up with friends from the web.


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