In March, I went to Fort Worth with my best friend Kimmy to visit a warehouse filled with vintage glass beads. It was pretty amazing – and more than a little overwhelming.
This is just one end of a single aisle, and there were 12 more like it, shelves filled to overflowing and stuff in boxes stacked in the walkways.
Kimmy wore a respirator.
And over a period of 10 hours, we covered a table with bins full of loot.
It literally took us weeks to inventory everything we brought back and then craft the custom bead mixes we’d envisioned. Each one is inspired by one of Pantone’s colors for 2013, and the colors have been carefully matched to Pantone’s color swatches so the beads will coordinate with home and clothing fashions using those colors.
I’m very interested in feedback – want to check them out and let me know what you think? Head on over to my new shop on Zibbet.com – here are a few links to get you started.