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Description from RubberT aka Plucky Chick: Never go shopping with another beadaholic....or (my fav) GO shopping with another beader, because it is SO MUCH FUN!!!! Sue and I met in Manitou Springs, CO at the Silver Sparrow. Shopped, ate, and shopped some more! Now I have to order LB stuff to compliment my purchases! Sue got some gold pyrite to go with the coral she got from Anita and it looks fabulous. Can't wait to see it made!! Of course Tad was there to keep us company. We also met a fellow beader (Diane? ---I am bad with names) who knows someone who knows someone at Lima Beads!


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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Well, the intriguing title of this fab pick drew me in and the beautiful colors kept me here, Plucky! So glad you, Sue, & Tad had a great time today!!! Did that cheapskate Tad finally pick up the check at lunch? LOL Can’t wait to see what you Chickies make with your purchases!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    I’m wearing my bronze pendant from LB and Cotopaxi Sue is wearing her LRC cuff, Anasazi necklace, and horseshoe with turquoise inside necklace!


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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Chicky LE, are you kidding? We had crepes and some fab chocolate dessert and he sampled it all! He’s fun to have around, though.

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I should have known to wait for a photo! LOL What a great picture of you Chickies! Did Tad take it? ROTFLOL He is a bit of a shutterbug…. Love both of your jewelry!!! Looks as though the weather was a bit on the nippy side today, girls!

    We had sunshine and a high of 68 today. :D

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Tad is a lot of fun to “do lunch” with! Always has a lot of fun stories about the gang at LB and, of course, AquaKitty!!! 8)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Such fun, Ladies!!!
    You’re right about shopping with another obsessed friend – it’s so much fun!

    very pretty pick!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    My husband finally made his Colorado run last week. The trip that was supposed to happen over the summer. He delivered a jeep to Telluride. He enjoyed the scenery overnight and the client flew him back home. Wish I couldv’e gone.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    That would have been such a treat if you could have tagged along! Keep us in mind if future trips come up!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I will! I’m hoping he has to bring the jeep back east in the spring. He brought it up from Florida last summer.
    Amazing what people will pay for!

  10. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    sounds like such fun!!!! I’d be afraid to let somebody watch me bead shop…it’s a weird thing, tell me if anybody can relate – must look at everything in the shop, must touch everything, must pick it up, feel it, look at everything again – once this process completes itself, must repeat approx 3 times. then I can start to put together some matches. Anyway, sounds great! glad for you! – and a beautiful pick came from it! :)

  11. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Hey! Don’t I know some of these beads? How appropriate that I managed to get my necklace posted in time for your pick! Still waiting for your kyanite creation to show up in the Gallery, however…soon, I hope! I can’t wait for our next trip!

    Jeanne, definitely let us know if you get up here – we always have so much fun! Too bad you didn’t get to see Telluride – it’s a beautiful part of the country!

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    ROTFLOL Mary!!! Glad I’m not the only Chicky who suffers from “must touch it” syndrome!!! Drives my hubby crazy! I have to touch all the beads (at least it seems that way to him!) and I’m the same way with fabric! :D I also make the rounds of all the beads multiple times before completing my purchases….. 8)

  13. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    :) Chicky LE!!! :) we need to shop together!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Smoky Rose, you will fit right in shopping with us! Notice we shopped until I had a headache from hunger, so we ate, then went back to shop for more! Hours in one little bead shop!!!!!!

  15. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Smoky, Plucky is right – we had to touch everything, pick it up and stroke it, oooh ahhh over more – Plucky didn’t tell you we were in the shop for 2 hours before we went to lunch – and then came back for another couple of hours after lunch! We’d be happy to take you with us!

  16. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    Count me in too girls! Hey will I get to meet Plucky ( you are both so dang cute in the photo I want to Chicky hug both of you!!) when I visit Sue? My BW Linda (Lynn and Sue know what the BW stands for heh heh) we are the same way. OOOO and AAAHHH, touchy feely the beady weadies, check out the prices, fall over from shock, get up, ooooo and aaahhh again, touchy feely the beadie weadies, check the prices—-what can I live w/o to get these beads—-food, shelter, clothes????

  17. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Small world, huh? You need to put that story on the daily blog how we are connected!

  18. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Love the picture too! Am I being stupid here or do I see the LB gemstone in the pic?

  19. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    VC, you’ve got it right – Tad came with us, truly! Just ask Plucky!

    ChaCha, we’ll definitely take you here when you come out! You WILL have fun!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    OMG – Jen – I just noticed the fresh pick sign.
    Sue and Becky – did you take that sign with you?

    Mary- is that why we’ve never gone bead shopping – just lunch??? Don’t worry, I would never judge how you shop for beads, expecially after you see me in action. :D

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Photoshop works wonders! I hope LB doesn’t mind…I assume they would let me know if they did! We do tell everyone we talk to about the LB website!

  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Was that little stinker Tad in the photo all along?!?!?! Good grief, Charlie Brown, I need to get my eyes checked…..ROTFLMAO

  23. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Well, here’s something for your “don’t try this at home” file — I tried to explain Tad to my hubby after I showed this photo to Bob. The look on his face can not possibly be explained in words!!! Obviously, he is not a True Believer. The same thing happened the first time I tried to explain about the Chicks to him. Sigh. 8O

  24. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    The picture of Tad made me think of a lady here at work whose daughter has a flat lifesize picture of herself. Her goal is to have a picture of her flat self in every state. Maybe this could be done with Tad! Send him to all the chicks and have a picture taken of “flat Tad” in all the states and countries he gets sent to! Wouldn’t that be fun?

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    That’s a great idea! Flat Tad can travel the world! LB should create a Flat Tad and send it to us when they send us their order! Then we could send it back and LB can post all the places Flat Tad has been!!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    take a picture with it and send the pic to LB!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Have you all heard of “Flat Stanley”? Elementary school project…it’s great!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    What a fun idea!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    nice you chicks had such a good time shopping!
    good idea Chicky Bear!
    omg! Smoky! I’m the same way! 3 times round before I can even think of singling out anything! sometimes I get so overwhelmed at all the possibilities that I can’t put anything together! :)

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