Barbara Waters' Profile
Bracelets always catch my eye - "the more the merrier," and I love beads!
Fumbling with clasps drives me nuts - my fingernails sometimes help, sometimes hinder, my wrists don't "swivel," and my fingers bend – “just so far." (I suspect arthritis is in my future...)
I've been collecting "vintage" beads for many years - entranced by their colors, shapes, weights, and textures.
Two "bead shops" flourished (for short periods of time) quite near my home, and then I began noticing beads for sale in all kinds of stores.
These new beads - mostly machine manufactured - are remarkable in their diversity! Tiny Swarovski crystal beads have an incredible sparkle! The handmade beads I occasionally find in two local boutiques near my home have incomparable earthy colo…
- Joined August 8, 2009