Monday, April 16, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Here are a few pieces I made recently with the beads I bought in Japan.
The first is called "Milky Way", and is made from Swarovski crystals, pearls and gold.
This one is called "sakura"
A close up of the blossom, which is formed from sea pearls.
The final one is called "Pink on pink" and is made from sugar pearls, Swarovski crystals and Miyuki beads.
I find beading very relaxing, except when something goes wrong and I throw a little hissy fit.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Various purchases made on our last couple of days.
Yummy chocolates and Kit Kats.
Our hotel gave us substantial free gift vouchers to spend at Shibuya 109. We spent the last of them at Plaza, stocking up on souvenirs to take home to family and friends.
Beautiful cards from the Meiji Jingu gift shop.
Have you heard of Marunan? It's a small family operated fabric store on Doganzaka, Shibuya, just near our hotel. I swore I wasn't going to go in there, as I had already purchased oodles of fabric, but at the eleventh hour just before going to the airport, I popped in to buy a little fabric.
A cute new bear from the Disney store.
Various books, magazines and cosmetics. I treasure everything I buy in Japan.