Monday, April 6, 2009

My New Stash


I just can't help it, if I go to a city, I have to visit bead stores. It's a sickness. The engineer just goes along, not saying anything. Pretty nice of him!

Here's two photos of my new stash. I got those fantastic colored seed beads, although they are Indian, so they won't be as perfect as Japanese. Oh well... I got three sets of buttons. Why? I don't know. I saw them in Pearl, and really liked them, so I just picked them up! Pearl is a really cool artist store, in the really cool trendy part of Philadelphia, the part that I am just too old for.

I got a strand of botswana agate, which I love. The other strand is some kind of blue rutilated quartz, although I'm not sure if that's the name - it wasn't labeled. The strands I got in Beadworks. I have to say that I have never in my life walked into a small bead store and not been greeted. That's what happened here. No hello, no can I help you find something, no nothing. Not impressed. I'm sure the owner wasn't there, because maybe that wouldn't have happened. Oh well. I'm sure they won't miss my business.

BTW, Pearl is large, and even they went out of their way to greet us when we walked in! I'll have more later. I got the kids off to school, walked, worked out, dipped mandrels, did some bead packaging and blog reading, and now the blog post, so I REALLY have to start doing something like laundry and picking up! Oh, and making Kristin her yellow beaded beads. Do you know how impossible it is to do beaded beads on a plane, or in a hotel room????

5 comments:

Lorelei said...

That's too bad about beadworks. I didn't have that experience when I was there. But how was their new location?

sharon said...

Sue, i DID have the same experience at Beadworks when i was there and that was quite a while ago. I just felt they were uppity and rude, therefore i never went back, plus i think they are way overpriced. I go to Philly alot to visit with friends, I've never heard of Pearl but i'll have to check it out! I know the too old feeling also, but i still think i'm that young!

SueBeads said...

Yes Sharon, I got to listen to their reaction to a phone call from a customer and they were quite rude about the fact that someone dared verify that they knew what the customer meant. I have called places before to get information, only to find when I got there the information was wrong. I'm sure this lady was trying to avoid that, since Philadelphia is such a ridiculous city to get around, especially in a car (as we found out when we tried to get OUT of the city to meet my friend for dinner).

Lorelei - they are located in the trendy little neighborhood (I don't know what it's called). The store itself was nice, but not all that big. It's very hard to park there, but seems like a fun neighborhood if you aren't OLD!

SueBeads said...

Sharon, yes they are overpriced, too. I would not have bought anything, but I thought maybe the engineer would have been made at me! It was such a bear to get there, and find parking, and he did it all without comment!

Lisa said...

Great button picks!! I can't seem to resist them either!

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