I purchased a TON of supplies. My son and I hit every thriftstore in town and some select antique and vintage shops as well. Pounds and pounds and pounds of vintage beads n' such. I took my tools along so I could work in the car if I felt like it. Last year I only took cording so I made a ton of macrame. This time I was feeling more holistic with more supplies immediately near. I made this necklace entirely in the car...
I also collected some rocks to see if I could come up with some wrapping techniques for them. Experimenting takes up a lot of time and for some reason also makes time seem to go quickly, so I felt like the car trip would be a great time to try. The ones with notches and odd shapes worked best. I made some clasps too. I'm thinking of listing some sets of embellished hooks and loops.
Finally, I made this macrame beaded bracelet in the car:
All that's ready to be listed will be in my Etsy shop tomorrow, along with many new items I completed right before I left. I've even got a couple more things I made today from my new supplies. I'm procrastinating listing the stuff for some reason. I never do that. Must be some kind of travel delirium.
smashed buttons, stone chips, MOP stars
dark to light. Just realized I need to wire wrap over the crimp beads.
and many more to come...
Look what I walked in to find on my photography table yesterday when we got back:
The iced latte I made to have in the car the day we left for Topeka. Oops, forgot to grab that. Why it was on my photography table is a mystery--no recollection of having put it there. Look, it's all curdled and yuck.