I think I mentioned that a few weeks ago, I got to go to San Diego with the engineer because he was presenting a paper at UCSD - while I was there, I was able to see my college friend Kelly and my Aunt Kathleen. Of course, everywhere I go, I have to find some bead stores. This trip, I found two that were easy for us to find. This is the first one I'll tell you about!
The Black Sheep is a bead and knitting store (more like a knitting store with some beads) on the Historic 101 in Encinitas. We stopped there before we went to my Aunt's house; besides visiting the bead store, we had lunch at a very authentic Japanese restaurant. The engineer was quite happy which was great because he waited patiently without sighing while I looked through the beads and buttons!
First, I bought these awesome czech beads. Pretty very tiny two-toned faceted beads in emerald and teal blue; then the beautiful blue cathedral beads.
They had a really great supply of buttons there - I purchased both of these in the hopes that I can use them in some jewelry designs. If not, I'll just use them on some clothing or something!