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“In my bead box...”


Description from J Yee smart chick: Recently, I went thru some of my old stashes of beads, and found the following:

some ocean jasper rondelles and top drilled nuggets, some crazy lace, some purple crazy lace rondelles, some blue lace agate top drilled rough teardrops...

LOTS of seed beads in many different colors, esp purples, greens, aquas, some pinks... ;)

aquamarine, green tourmalinated, green chalcedony, blue chalcedony, and LOTS of rainbow fluorite...

and LOTS of pearls in bright colors that made sense to me when I bought 'em... like bright purple, teal, mango yellow... and now I find myself liking more subdued colors like the wild orchid pearls LB has...

the test will be shopping for more beads this weekend with my friend Laurel, when we go to the bead festival on Saturday... ;)


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  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Great pick! I love going thru my stash and finding “lost” treasures! I seem to have a nice collection of fluorite, too. Now if I had those plum pearls…!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    It IS fun going back through the stash and finding those forgotten beauties isn’t it?! Don’t worry about those beads that don’t appeal to you right now, Joyce. You’ll find a use for them someday. If not for yourself then as a beautiful piece someone else might like.
    Have fun at the bead show! Wish I could be there too!
    BTW; great pick! I like peeking into other peoples’ stash! ;-)

  3. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Thank you Cindy and Mary S, so glad you both know what I mean… I’m still chuckling at the “finds” in my bead boxes… shows that it’s good to go thru stuff regularly –
    and Cindy, while I do have some plum pearls, you should see those bright purple pearls I have – they’re a REALLy artificial purple, more on the “cool” or blue/purple side, than the warmer plum that LB has, LOL… 8O

  4. Judiahaha
    Judiahaha says:

    Congrats J Yee! I’ve almost thrown out some beads only to find a use for them later!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congrats on POD Joyce!

  6. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Congrats on POD, Joyce! Another way to dispose of beads that don’t fit your current style is a bead swap – and they are so much fun!

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    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    POD! Congrats to you, Joyce! Reminds me to go thur my stash!

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Congrats on your POD, Joyce!

  9. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Congrats on POD Joyce! I have been organizing my stash and it is fun to fiund those forgotten treasures. It is like shopping all over again only you don’t have to spend any money. I have a huge windfall!

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    Lee D says:

    Congrats on POD, Jocye! Nice stash you have here. :) Like everyone else has said, I could find some forgotten jewels in my stash. Seems like it’s time to forage thru the boxes to see what I find. :D

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    Lee D says:

    Oops! Sorry for misspelling your name, Joyce. :$

  12. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Congrats on POD!

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    Fenya says:

    Contratulations on being POD! What a fun pick!

  14. Frida
    Frida says:

    Congrats on POD Joyce! Beautiful beads you got there :D

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    LOL Sounds as if a lot of us Chickies have been in an organizing mood lately — well, as organized as we “creative spirits” can be!!! 8)

    I, too, have found a lot of “forgotten” items as I’ve been sorting through my stash. I haven’t been able to do much creating this Summer since my hand surgery in June. Hopefully, I’ll be back to it very soon. :D

    Congrats on this great pick being chosen as the POD, Joyce! Enjoy your special day, my dear friend! :D

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Congrats on POD Joyce! This is such a great idea for a Pick, I just love it!

    I went thru my beads about 6 months ago, and pulled out everything I knew I would not use. I sold quite a bit of it to a co-worker who started beading about a year ago. She brought in one piece that she made with beads she bought from me, and it was so awesome, I was sorry I sold the beads!

    However I still have a big basket of beads left that I would love to trade for something I would use!

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