Turkey Tracks: October 6, 2015
Play Day in Damariscotta: Aboca Beads
Last Thursday a friend and I enjoyed a play day in Damariscotta.
We had lunch, made some jewelry at Aboca Beads, got a coffee and some new books at the book store, visited a women’s clothing store, and wound up by going by Alewives Quilting Shop in Damariscotta Mills. It was such a fun day.
Aboca Beads is such a fun store. Whenever I have time, I love to go in and make some earrings. Owner Patricia Palmer is always so helpful and fun.
Here’s Patricia, who cheerfully makes my combinations into fun earrings:
This trip, I made two pairs of earrings for a fraction of what I would have spent if I had bought them.
Here’s a view of one part of the store:
These tins are full of such interesting stones, beads, crystals, metal pieces, etc. I think I am at least part hunterer/gatherer as I really love gathering up bits of things–nuts, berries, garden veggies, stones/shells, etc.
Look at these gorgeous crystals:
There are always assortments of stones and other materials with which to make pendents:
And of course, dozens of ways to make necklaces.
My friend made an adorable little ladybug necklace for her granddaughter, that when finished will just fit around her tiny neck without much overhang to catch in her hands or other activities:
Look at the pearl necklaces below my earrings:
And look how pretty Patricia packages what her customers have made:
What a fun day we had!