You probably know that Magpie Gemstones is in the heart of Texas, but you may not know that we are breaking record temperatures right now. The weather person predicts 109 degrees for today and we've had over 70 days of 100 plus degrees this summer. This heat and the drought along with the small fish pond near the door of Magpie land attracts interesting critters. One discussion this week pertained to whether the long snake in the little pond was a good snake or a water moccassin. We're still trying to figure that one out. I think you're supposed to examine the snakes eyes to determine the answer, but we have not decided which one of us is going to get close enough to do that! Any volunteers?
We did much better getting close to and personal with the new beads that went into the store this week. We're pleased to have Gibby back from his trip and available to take pictures for you. I think he might be partial to the turquoise and this week quite a few new strands of it are available for you. Below you see Turquoise Hubei Heishis and Turquoise Ma"an Shan Nuggets. These would heat up most any of your designs.
I also wanted you to see the Baltic Amber that's available. These are really nice colors. While I'm stuck in the house away from the heat outside, I'm contemplating the interesting ways I might use this amber.
If you're inside too, why not take a peek at some of the designs shown in Magpie's Client's blog?http://turquoisemagpie.blogspot.com/ I always find inspiration there and call it my "marketing research". Magpie Gemstones certainly has a plethora of talented clients.
You may live in a part of the world where it's also been heating up and that makes it hard to think about Fall designs. If you are lucky and the weather is more temporate where you live, you have probably got a jump on Fall. It's time! If you are preparing for the Fall and holiday shows where you sell your jewelry, you might want to heat up that process before much longer and we've got the beads you need in lucious colors for the upcoming season. By the way, the shows around here start in ernest around October first and (Yikes) it's almost September. I'd better quit reminding you and start heating up my own workbench.
. . . heating things up for your jewelry designs, we are Magpie Gemstones.