Oh, how I love shopping! Today we went to this really cool store that has new and used retail fixtures. I think I may have mentioned before that I was looking for a mannequin or something on which I could photograph my necklaces. People say that they want to see necklaces actually on a model, but I'm too short to show necklaces properly. The store had new hanger mannequins to the waist for about $15, but I was able to get a used "regular" fabric-covered bust mannequin (to the hips) for $50. The bust on the hanger mannequins showed more than I was comfortable showing in my photos, and I felt like I got a good deal on the one I bought. It's being shipped via Greyhound to Ontario; I can't wait to use it :)
I saw my sister and her family today. I took all of my beads over and offered to make them things like bracelets and cell phone charms. I also said that they could keep any beads that they liked. I made two bracelets and four cellphone charms (one of each of them) out of the beads that each of them picked. They looked cool; all of them had very good taste. I'd never made anything like that before, so I was kind of making it up as I went along. I was very pleased with the result. I wonder if there's a big enough market for cellphone charms?