Due to the amount of traffic I had today I decided to extend the bead (and plant) sale in front of Hilo Art and Glass Supply and be there tomorrow too. The hours will be a bit shorter as the store closes at 3 p.m.
New jewelry set: Velvet / weleweka / Hawaiian Pussy Willow / mgambo seeds, amethyst and lilac AB Swarovski crystals.
I haven't added this one to the website yet. It'll be about $70.-
Last week's HiloBeads sale at Hilo Art and Glass Supply was decided too late to make much sense to put in the blog, but, it's Monday (early Tuesday, actually) today, and already decided that I will be having a stand outside Hilo Art and Glass Supply (318 Kinoole St., downtown Hilo, between Sack&Save and L&L, mauka side) this coming Saturday, unfortunately for the last time on a Saturday but I may extend to Sunday as well, as the store is closing at the end of this month. I'll be there from about 10 a.m. to about 4 p.m. with beads, jewelry and some plants. If the weather gets any better I may have a hapu'u cutting or two (yes, there can be too much hapu'u in one's front yard).
In the meantime beads are still available in the store and I will restock. I got new Unakite chip strands today as well as some shell bead strands that I haven't had there up to now, but I'll try to get them there tomorrow.
I also have new 4, 6 and 8 mm amethyst round bead strands that I will have with me on Saturday. Of course I will also have the regular supply of beads including the mgambo/Hawaiian pussy willow/weleweka/velvet seeds, some Job's Tears and Royal Poinciana double drilled seeds, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver wire, $1.- baggies of assorted base metal findings, gemstones, liquid silver and a supply of Ornela seed beads in 11/0 and 8/0 sizes by the hank.
And, watch this space, I have some pictures of new things still in the camera. They're likely to be posted here before they get on the website.
I meant to post this a week ago, but, sometimes life gets in the way. Some of my beads, as well as the necklace pictured, are now available at Hilo Art and Glass Supply, 318 Kinoole Street, Hilo (Downtown). Most of the beads available there never made it to my website. There are several varieties of chip strands, temporarily strung on monofilament, but long enough to wear as they are, some mixed gemstone strands, as well as some fresh water pearls.