Nothin like a few new components that come into your possession to inspire a new design.
Oh, I have hoards of beads but these are some of my newest.
I was at the Alaska Bead & Gem Show as a vendor down in Anchorage at the beginning of the month. They had brought in a vendor all the way from Texas. Not an unfamiliar name as I had seen Sandy Schor's booth at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. They had a plethora of vintage beads. These little textured "fortune cookies' fairly jumped out at me.
Actually I had hallmarked them for another one of our designers that posts here and immediately posted off a picture to a certain amazing designer Claire Lockwood as I could see her doing something amazing with them as well. I find it kind of funny now that when I'm bead shopping I kind of end up spotting things for others!
I must say that feeding the wire thru the corner of the fortune cookie was a bit of a challenge but I persevered and was delighted to see my wire emerge so I could continue with my idea.
Also Anna Pierson of SagaHus has been making some really cool fiber connectors and has been posting new ones weekly in her facebook group.
I have to admit that I made these at the last minute as I'm flying out to New England tomorrow and will be taking a polymer clay workshop with Christine Damm of storiestheytell.blogspot.com which I'm really looking forward to.
Enjoy your summer days and see you when I get back.
Kimberly Rogers ~ NuminosityBeads