Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Bead Table Wednesday, goodies from Florence
Yesterday we visited a beading shop in Florence called Beaded Lily
It is in the Oltrarno area, which is the area where there are a lot of handcrafts and local artisans.
Lily and Tim have been in this shop for 10 years, Lily looking after the beading side of things and Tim creating lamp work beads. It is a great shop, full of beads, fantastic dressmaking dummies, old couches and chairs and generally a very eclectic look.
I purchased some things, of course!
In the above photos you can see;
1. The locally made charms, I totally love these.
2. The loot! Beautiful Italian wire mesh ribbon and silk cords, metal beads with mesh around them, locally made charms- the Duomo, the lily, the Florentine emblem, a beautiful large lion charm, some lamp work beads made by Tim, and a few other brass charms.
3. Metal balls in Italian wire mesh.
Unfortunately, Tim was not there when we went there, so I am tempted to go back today, which could be financially dangerous!
Cheers for now,