27 May 2010
I had a few spare hours in London yesterday so I decided to visit the Bead Shop in Covent Garden. That place is like a sweet shop for adults! But what shocked me were the prices -- 20p for a plastic bead!? I'm used to buying a whole STRING of beads from a Charity Shop for that. But I didn't leave empty handed as I bought some clasps, wire and crimp beads to mend a few necklaces.
When I got home I decided to play around with some of the beads that I've collected over the years, but what struck me is that they felt too small! It's all about big beads these days, isn't it? The small ones I have didn't seem to have any impact when strung together so I was left feeling quite dissatisfied and frustrated. It's interesting how our tastes change.
The red and white necklaces were old ones that needed restringing. I made the multicolour bracelet myself. It was meant to be a necklace but it seemed too long and thing, so I think it's better worn on the wrist. I'm desperate for some big shiny yellow and aqua beads -- must keep my eye out in the Charity Shops. Honey certainly enjoyed herself; she was sitting on my bead tray within a couple of minutes!