Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Terrazzo beads!!!!!

A couple of weeks ago, Sue of Sue Beads showed us these lovely beads she made. In the comments, I mentioned that they reminded me of terrazzo, a mosaic flooring consisting of small pieces of marble or granite set in mortar and given a high polish, which (I believe) was invented in Italy.

Well, Sue thought that to be a fitting name for these very lovely beads and that is now their name. And she was so kind to offer to send me a couple. How could I refuse such a great offer?? I mean, could you??




When I got home from a less than inspiring day at work today, I found an envelope from Sue in the mailbox and these yummy beads were in there!!
Thank you so much, Sue, for these beautiful beads and for your kindness and for being so generous!!

12 comments:

mairedodd said...

these are gorgeous! enjoy your special treat... sue does such beautiful work...

Barbara Lewis said...

They do look like terrazzo. What a thoughtful person to send those to you and a great way to end the day. The beads are beautiful!

SueBeads said...

Thanks Renate - I am so glad you like them! Thanks for naming them!

sherry ♥ lee said...

A lovely little pay it forward!! You came up with a very fitting name for these beautiful beads and Sue very kindly paid that forward. I love these little random acts of kindness!!! And the beads are beautiful!

Esther said...

they are as lovely than Sue!!
what a beautiful pair of Terrazzo beads!!

lilylovekin said...

The beads are beautiful, I'm sure you will make them into something lovely.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh Renate these are beautiful and I can't wait to see how you incorporate then in one of your pieces!!! Terrazzo tile floors are all the rage here. No one has carpets all our floors are tile. Marble is so beautiful but very expensive :( The Terrazzo is one way to have the look of marble at an affordable price. :)

I think I must now slip over to Sue's to see what all she does have!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

How peaceful these posts made me. Thanks for the beauty dear and thanks for being you. Blessings.

SummersStudio said...

Sue's terrazo beads are seriously beautiful and your name for them is perfect! You know, these colours are just so you and I'm sure you will make something fabulous with them one day.

sharon said...

These are real beauties Renate....you lucky duck!! Enjoy them!!

Sarah said...

Oh how fun is that!!! They are delicious - I loooove the colors!! Beautiful hon!! Hugs, Sarah

Narrative jewelry said...

Sorry to post a bit later Renate, but these beads are really gorgeous, how lovely colors, i don't know anything about this "terrazo" (i learn something today...). And your photos of the mist around you, and this beautiful ball of fire named sun are somptuous.

xox