Thursday, May 29, 2014

I may have gone just a tad overboard.....

It's never a good idea to shop for beads...from your IPad...late at night...sitting on the couch....when it is quiet and you are bored....or is it?

Well, I did just that two days Happy Mango Beads.  And I received the biggest package in the mail today (TWO DAYS!!!).  Want to see my loot?

Look at all that lusciousness!!  Here are a few close-ups of my favorites (okay...they are all my favorites!)

I have been totally enamored with recycled glass beads (above).  They are handcrafted and are not perfectly round - love that organic feel - but they are perfectly frosty and matte.

Lapis Lazuli Chips - these are quite large - one of my favorite gemstones.  The beads in the middle of the above picture - with the unique striping are Sandcast Glass beads - made from crushed glass.  The bottom lentil shaped beads are also recycled glass - love this shape!

Burmese Jade discs - I am in love with every single color here!

This last pic features Russian Amazonite (third strand from the top) gemstones in a lentil shape and old Chevron Beads from Nepal - those may be my favorite of the whole bunch!

Now, if I could just find the time to make something with all these beauties!

Tomorrow is Friday - can I get a collective YEAH???!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!




  1. Shopping for beads while sitting on the couch with my laptop is my absolute downfall! But you sure have some beautiful loot there!

  2. I always love looking at other people's bead treasures! Happy Mango Beads has super fast shipping, which is always a plus.

  3. what a wonderful stash!!!!! can't wait to see what you do with these

  4. Wow! I have never checked out Happy Mango Beads but I do have to say that I am in love with them. I am just sad that I am too broke to shop right now. But thank you for introducing me to a new resource.

  5. Beautiful loot Patti, enjoy creating or hoarding which ever is your fancy!

  6. Nice addition to your stash! I've not ordered from Happy Mango. I just checked out their site and next time I'm allowing myself to go bead shopping it might just be there :-)

  7. *TeeHee* that used to be me on Friday night... after a glass of wine... oh, look, shiny! My current addiction is Montreal seller Yukidesigns on Etsy. Karine personally shops in Indonesia for her amazing recycled glass, carved bone and unique wood beads. My last order weighed almost 3 lbs... oops!

  8. cool colors. I like the recycled glass and the pretty gold.

  9. Good for you! Looking forward to seeing what you create with these gorgeous beads! Have FUN!