Yesterday was the Northern Virginia Bead Society bead show -- oy! Temptations galore! I stuck mainly with silver from the beautiful wares of Naborow and some great ethnic and vintage stuff. Well, okay, some gemstones, too. The great thing about spending too much money at a bead show is you can still come home with everything in your purse. It's inconspicuous! Got home and immediately saw the gourd possibilities in these fabulous opaque glass beads. Added one of the new organic beadcaps from Naborow and . . . these look like they were just picked from my garden!