Inspiration from Vintage styles.
Shelly discovered South Sun Beadstore; a huge local warehouse store with the biggest selection of glass and gemstones I’ve ever seen. After Shelly scoped it out first, she took me to see how awesome the store is and to get some supplies. The gemstones on the black backgrounds are Shelly’s and the white are Mine. I found it interesting to see the difference in shapes we prefer, however the similarity in colors. I more often than not try to find the smaller pieces in rondelles, teardrops and briolettes while Shelly likes faceted flat coins, ovals and rounded squares in larger sizes. Whatever shapes or colors you prefer, if you’re in the San Diego area I’d definitely suggest taking a look into South Sun. I still have yet to peruse they’re high quality gems, but for know I’m going to enjoy my new additions!