A darling box arrived in the mail, all wrapped up in a pretty bow. I ordered a few accessories from The Vintage Mistress on Etsy… and I’m pleased as punch!

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Also in the mail today came three books I ordered, one of which was Designer Bead Embroidery by my professor, Kenneth D. King. I already knew this book was going to be an excellent resource, and I had the chance to learn a lot of these techniques directly from him.

Those who know me relatively well are aware that I am somewhat psychotic in my love for beading & embellishment, and I owe the awakening of this truth to his Couture Embellishment lectures. He is truly a gem! He even lent his studio to me and a few friends in 2007 when we wanted to hold a model casting.

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Visit his website here, and buy this incredible book here.

Finally…

This was a really satisfying purchase. Toho Shoji, my favorite beading and jewelry supply store in Manhattan, never lets me down. Time to careen head-first into my most ridiculous beading project to date, inspired by miniature paintings & rulers of the Mughal Empire. Woohoo!

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Off to play dress up and make pretty things!

 

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A city girl who loves palm trees, strong coffee & late night writing. Founder of Hey Mishka & Day Job Optional. Learn more about her here.