Monday 25 February 2013

New Bead Resolution No. 1 - Amber beads, the hunt continues!

2 amber beads and I was on the hunt for some more... although what happened next took even me a bit by surprise, what I hadn't appreciated is how beautifully amber beads photograph.

I had chosen 4 amber beads to make up a kit of 6 beads in a "buy 5 get 1 bead free deal".  Only I wasn't 100% sure on 1 of the ambers so I asked the seller to pull another 5 amber beads so I could have a look at some more - I decided I'd replace 1, maybe 2 of my original choice with 1 or 2 from the other 5.

The Magnificent Seven!  (all amber ooaks)

The seller sent me some gorgeous photos and therein my problems started; because whilst in the group of 4 I wasn't sure on 1, maybe 2... in a group of 7 they all looked amazing.  Thankfully someone else had already snagged the other 2 I'd chosen or my guess is I would have bought all 9.

So what's a girl to do?  I decided despite my lack of bead budget I really needed to keep this group together!  My only saving grace was that I didn't add any more beads to this to make up 2 kits of 6... no really I didn't actually do that; though it was sooo tempting!

The Magnificent Seven with my World Trade Baltic Gold (3rd from left)
and my Big Amber Ooak from Denmark (far right)

Side shot of all 9, I could have photographed these all morning...

Now I have 9 ambers... time to try out a half amber bracelet.

Lots of sparkle and now I can finally tell you where my Jugend and Transformation beads ended up!


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