Sunday, January 8, 2012

offerings for the muse

I spent two hours at the trade show on Friday, getting some stuff to offer my muse...

Peridot and cream colored (the color of old lace) mother of pearl beads...
tiny natural rock crystals...
citrine rondelles, white labradorite and peridot briolettes...
carved jade and mother of pearl - dragons and other mythical beast... we will be in the Year of the Dragon this year...
large carved Buddha heads - I'm not sure what these are...
very small carved Buddha heads in bamboo coral (dyed and natural)...
large metal beads from Africa... long bamboo coral spears (dyed)...
handmade recycled glass beads from Ghana... loving those green shades...
handmade sandcast bronze beads from Ghana and handmade Tuareg silver plated copper beads...

Now my muse wants me to get into the studio. No wonder.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!

16 comments:

lunedreams said...

stupendous haul!! loving the peridot, moonstone and crystals especially, and the recycled glass! those big brass saucers are delicious as well. can't wait to see what you do!

Inge said...

Ach was für schöne Schätze. Diese werden deine Muse sicherlich sehr beflügeln. Toll, bin gespannt, was sich daraus entwickelt. Gute Woche...

Vintage Green said...

All good finds, but those rock crystals are even calling to me!!

Greer said...

Oh wow now you have upset my Muse. Will have to spend hours explaining why she can't have these sort of things too. And the tantrum over the crystal spears . . . well. . .

Hopemore Studio said...

Beautiful..all of it. What muse would not be beckoned?! I am looking forward to seeing what lies ahead.

sharon said...

Serious drooling here of course! Such beautiful stones and beads Renate!

Studio Sylvia said...

Renate, I am sure your muse will be absolutely delighted with your stash, providing so many design possibilities. Happy creating!

Valerianna said...

Great collection - muse gets good presents.

fancylinda said...

Beautiful stuff! Can't wait to see what you do with it all. Especially loving the large carved Buddha heads. Wow!

mairedodd said...

the dragons and the buddhas and the crystals and the bronze... how do you ever calm your mind to begin work?! you have such a collection of incredible components... have fun with them...

lilylovekin said...

Such lovely items you brought home. It must have been a fabulous show. Your fingers must be itching to get to work-have fun.

Barry said...

S/R - I am always amazed what you come back from the markets with. One of these days we will make it over your way and will have to time it with market day. Great stash you have - those strings will deliver just so much to inspire you with. Create well. B

Narrative jewelry said...

Wow Renate, how lucky girl you are to find such beauties at your trade show. Love everything.
I think your muse was with you for choosing !!!
Vero

Luthien said...

My my ... are crystals calling out to you Renate? that's fascinating! they say that you don't choose the crystal, the crystal chooses you ...

Alice said...

Lovely! My favorite is the recycled glass beads. This year I've put myself on a bead diet until I use up the huge stash of beads I already have. But wow its difficult to hold back, especially when there are so many beautiful beads in blogland!

Enjoy your new beads!

alteredbits said...

every bit and piece you got is making me drool -- what wonderful finds! i cannot wait to see all that you make and know it will be stunning. loving the buddha heads, the mini crystals and red coral bits... and those tuareg silver beads are to die for! all of them just divine!!