A Silver Lining in Every Cloud (And Lots of Turquoise)
Maybe not a silver lining, but a silver setting - with lots of turquoise. It was extremely difficult to fit in bead shopping between running to the baseball fields, carting around a load of 14 year-olds for food and entertainment - but yes - I managed to squeeze it in.
The store itself was not very exciting, but I found turquoise strands (real turquoise) for $25 per pound. I figured it would be wrong of me to drag my fellow baseball Mom's and our daughters (who were double buckled in the back of a rented Audi) to a bead store and not buy anything - so a pound of turquoise strands are now mine. I also purchased a couple of strands of shell beads.
Do you have any idea how many strands of 16 inch beads are in a pound of turquoise? I do - it's about 13. Oddly enough - I wish I had purchased more. Don't ask -