Monday, April 16, 2012

Beads and Things

Over Spring Break, a friend took me to a bead store that I didn't even know existed.  It is in an area that I don't usually go to.
Turns out,  LB o J'zazz has been in business for about 2-1/2 years.
 It's a small store, but is jampacked with bowls and drawers of beads galore.
 They also sell supplies for decoupage.
 The Indian guy who manages the store used some of their patterned tissue papers to decorate coke bottles by first covering them with gesso, then decoupaging the tissue on and embellishing with paint.
Of course, I came home with a bit of this and that.
And started to crochet a necklace but not too sure about it.
The great thing is I can just unravel it, pull off the beads and start all over again.

Wishing you a creative and productive new week.


24 comments:

Mary said...

The necklace is beautiful, Tammy. Don't unravel it! Love the pretty papers you took home. That store would be so fun to browse in.

Candylei said...

Looks like a fun place to shop! Pretty papers and beads! Have fun!!

Debi Y. said...

I'd love to browse around in there. I think your necklace looks great - it's very pretty. :)

ShabbyChicShaz said...

How could you resist those beads, it would have been rude not to have come away with some, lol... Like your necklace :)

Leah said...

Wow what an amazing shop - so gorgeous and colourful. I think I would have gone crazy if I'd been there!! Your necklace is fab!

Susan said...

Cheeze Tammy, I think the necklace is pretty!

The store looks terrific. What a fun place for a crafty person like you to go!

Tammy, my Christmas card to you came back in the mail on Saturday. I was SO DISAPPOINTED.

Take care and have a good week. Susan

Createology said...

Uh Oh! I can see lots more beads and decoupage in your future. What a great little store for inspiration. Those coke bottles are beautiful. Your necklace is very pretty. Umm hmmm you will be having lots more beads in your future. Blissful creating dear...

peli said...

the shop looks very nice, i could really spend my time in there searching for beads and stuff. as for your necklace..its really beautifull and you shouldnt unravel it.

Claudia said...

It's always such fun to discover a new store full of wonderful creative things!

xo
Claudia

Linda said...

I think your necklace is lovely! Neat store.

I haven't been in the blogging mood, nothing really to write about because nothing is going on.

Happy new week.
Linda :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I only discovered a bead shop this year, too, Tammy! I do love your bead necklace!! Enjoy.

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and your prayers. I am held by the tender mercies of folks I have never met. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. tanna

Diane said...

How inspiring! I bet you'll be going back. Sounds like it was full of great ideas. Diane

vintage grey said...

Looks like a fun store full of inspiration!! ;) xo Heather

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
The great thing about shops like this is that you can buy things that you never even knew you needed!!
Have fun with yours.
Hugs, Angela.

Catherine said...

GASP! Oh that store ~ candy for the eye indeed!! Love it! I love stores like that. So many pretty things to look at and so many crafty ideas. Excellent!
xo Catherine

Mereknits said...

I used to be addicted to beads and making jewelery. It seemed to be more instant gratification than knitting or crochet. I love the necklace, don't frog it. So glad you had a fun day and came home with great treats.
Meredith

Stella said...

It's always nice to find a new store to shop in. Like the necklace don't undo it.

~*~Patty S said...

ooo your crocheted necklace is really lovely...so rich looking dear Tammy!

You certainly have fun with crochet...I would really enjoy crocheting a necklace I think!!!

That bead shop would make my mouth water...oftentimes beads look like candy to me ...
and the papers would tempt me too of course :)

oxo

Sam I Am...... said...

Your necklace is gorgeous! I love that store and who would have ever thought to decoupage coke bottles? They look fabulous. My daughter makes jewelry and she would love that store. I do decoupage or used to anyway. I tried doing some plastic eggs for Easter but it was a big flop! LOL! I think I'll stick to flat surfaces for now.

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh that store looks like fun!
I think your necklace is pretty, can't wait to see more!

Dagmar said...

Hi Tammy, love how you're necklace looked..great find to find a new store...Hopefully your dust storm has passed..we are back in our home in BC..and it is a strange spring ere..very cool but I am sure tht spring is on its way!
😃

pattas said...

Bead addiction!!.. Love that shop, :))

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love your necklace! You are so creative. :)

I also loved seeing the bead store. I love beads, they make things just a little more special. :)

Wishing you a wonderful day filled with many blessings. :)

val said...

oh that necklace is lovely!

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