I must say, I find it extremely ironic (this is NOT a complaint, just
a general observation!) that I spent two whole weeks surrounded by millefiori in every possible way, and yet the thought to buy some never even crossed my mind. Seriously, if you’ve ever been to Murano, you know you can’t even open your eyes there without seeing loads of millefiori everywhere you look. Not only that, but I was at the Effetre warehouse, where at least 90% of the stock is millefiori rods. Tons and tons of them.
“These are cool, but I don’t use this stuff in my beads”, I was thinking to myself, while trying to snap as many photos possible while no one was looking. “There’s no chance I’d ever want to.”
And now, of course – I can’t seem to make a single bead without millefiori. How did that happen? I’m not exactly sure. But I can’t get enough of it, my local supplier doesn’t have a wide enough variety (not wide enough for me, anyway), and I am ripping my hair out here and feeling like a total idiot.
Once again, the obvious conclusion: must go back to Murano. MUST go back to Murano.
Here I am at the Effetre warehouse, and yes, those are rods of millefiori, and there were TONS more. Did I think to buy any? No. DUH.
Here are some of my latest beads, millefiori and all, now on the Bay:
Okay. Now it is 23:59…
It’s midnight! May 2nd! I just made it through another year! Woohoo!
Avril suggested that in honor of my birthday, I go down to the beach and bury one of my beads in the sand, while wishing that someone special finds it someday. I think that’s an awesome idea, and I’m gonna do it tomorrow. I have a bead ready and everything. (If you happen to be that someone special, please excuse the bead release – I can’t be bothered to clean it out.)
But then I started thinking – hey, if some random special person is going to get a free bead, why not my blog readers? I mean, you’re ALL special! Right? And besides, I kinda like you guys.
SO, here’s what I’m going to do. Since I’m 32, and 3 + 2 = 5, I’m going to give out 5 free beads tomorrow night, to 5 random people. All you have to do is wish me a happy birthday, and I’ll enter your name in the drawing! (Avril, you’re entered automatically.)
You’ve got till midnight tomorrow, Israel time. The five winners can pick any bead they want from my Etsy shop!
See ya tomorrow.