Sunday 27 May 2012

Recent rustic love ...

... it could almost be the name of a song. And perhaps it already is.

Anyway, here are some of my recent acquisitions. A lot of rustic goodness in there, don't you agree. I have always had a weakness for that quality in my beads. I seem to not be able to resist when a bead artist put them out on offer. Side drilled beads are another weakness of mine. If they are gemstones I am even happier, but they are not so easy to come across, so whenever I see them I hit the "buy now" button. And lately I have also found myself buying a number of different things in that wonderful cornflower blue color. That copper leaf chain is just adorable too. Rustic and carved and natural as in the two different kinds of wooden beads just have a plain irresistible power on me.

Most of these things have not arrived yet. Guess if I am longing. I am particularly happy to only in the past week have discovered the shop EarthButterStudio. It's run by a lady in South Africa who makes the beads in a kind of collaboration with women living in rural areas. You can read more about it on her blog and the website. Her name is Desiree Malan, and she is a very lovely lady.

Two ceramic large (huge) flower bead caps - RoundRabbit
Set of yellow raku houses - Jubilee
Set of yellow and green rustic ceramic beads - EarthButterStudio

Copper leaf chain - ValerVal
Set of ceramic beads in earthy blue colors - EarthButterStudio
Two different kinds of carved wooden beads - KanduBeads
Cornflower blue facetted czech rondelles - LimaBeads
Pale Pink Kunzite Pebbles Side Drilled - LimaBeads

All my best,


Alice said...

Beautiful! I put myself on a bead diet the beginning of this year until I use up most of my stash--with the exception of purchacing kits for a challenge, beads for a custom order (can't say no to the customer) and the necessary findings to finish the pieces.

It's nearly half way through the year and I'm finding it more and more difficult to resist, especially when I see lovely offerings such as these. Thanks for the links. I'm saving them for later....

JeannieK said...

Oh man, these are all drool worthy. Looks like you are going to have some beady fun.

Lois Moon said...

Gorgeous stuff! I bought the same wooden beads from Kandu also! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Thanks for the link to Earthbutter which was unknown to me. Her beads are so lovely. You can enter a giveaway on her FB page for a gorgeous black and white necklace:

Look for the post of Satuday, May 26, 2012. You can comment and enter the giveaway til June 9,2012- good luck to everyone!

Pretty Things said...

SO cool.

Unknown said...

So uniquely feminine! I love your style, Malin.