Saturday, June 2, 2012

when is enough enough ...

Could this be referred to as an obsession?

A twelve step problem?

Or a healthy hobby?

Do you think I have enough?

Should I lock away my credit card?

But just look at all the beauties. Quietly waiting for their chance to shine. Sitting neatly in their holding cells. I can't wait to get at them but perhaps I should hold off buying any more until I have used the ones I have? 

So all of you lapidaries out there, you masters of stone cutting, you revealers of beauty ... stop it! 

saturday notes:
happy diamond jubliee your majesty.

that's her, waving at me.

right back at yer ...

i bet she doesn't have a gemstone addiction - oh, wait, maybe she does.

and talking of crown jewels, take a look at these beauties ...

now that's a pair of earrings.


  1. LOL... you made my morning! Thank you!
    Perhaps the Queen will let you borrow a couple of gems
    to use as a samples.
    Keep up the great work!
    Looking forward to your next creations!

  2. Thanks so much for the smile this morning! I laughed right out loud! And, I could feel your smile coming through....admit it.... Love the new beads - wish I could have gone with you, I wanted to so very much! Glad you had a successful "shopping" day!

  3. oh jules. those are from BEFORE i went to the bead show ... told you i had a problem. lol.

  4. Those are gorgeous stones; I can see why you are obsessed!

  5. I don't know how many stones you need; but I'm sure you have to have just the right one for each piece you make right? And that could take...what...hundreds right? I'm no help in the you have enough department I guess. Wonderful creations you make!

  6. I don't know...that collection looks a little paltry...your problem is likely that you need MORE. Don't you think???