To me, shopping for new supplies is one of the best parts of the jewellery making process.
As I park the car, grab my bag and make my way to the door of the supplier... I'm already planning a whole lot of new projects.. but once I walk in the door... the 'kid in a lolly shop' analogy comes to mind. Can other jewellery makers relate to this?
Here is a selection of colourful Malaysian jade and chalcedony beads - some faceted to capture the light. Once priced, I often store them in small containers or plastic bags. Keeping my little creative studio space organised and tidy through managing a gazillion small components is an ongoing challenge..but well worth it!!