Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New From Tin City - - -


We spent a little time today browsing at Tin City.
Here's what I came away with:
(No, I did NOT steal them)

Perhaps all of you are much more hip than I
And know what these are before I tell you.
I had never seen them before and was
Quite fascinated with them.

They are magnetic bead strips.
Because the magnetic beads will
Adhere to each other, they can be
Worn in a plethora of ways
Without the bother of a clasp.

Here are a few examples:

Wear them as one long
Single strand necklace,
Or in the manner shown here
With as much of a "tail" hanging down
In the front as you wish.

Wrap them together as a choker
Or let them look like two matching
Strands of beads.

And my personal favorite:

Wrap them multiple times
To make a bracelet or an anklet.

They were going off the shelf
Like hot cakes.

Next I picked out these:

A few choice shells
As a year-round beach reminder.
I will put them in a glass bowl with
Sand in the bottom.

They are from lower center
And rotating clockwise:

Murex Endive ( dorsal side)
Snake Head Cowrie (dorsal side)
Snake Head Cowrie (ventral side)
Land Snail
Sea Urchin Spine
(You thought I bought a cigar, didn't you!?!)
Murex Endive (ventral side)
Sea Bean

The sea bean isn't a shell,
It's a seed.
It's lovely and smooth
And looks like a flattened Buck Eye.
Since I am a Badger,
I LOVE to flatten Buck Eyes!!!!
Can I get an Amen from
Any Wolverines out there?????



Dustin and Kayla said...

I love those necklaces and that long skinny shell, i've never seen one like that.

Keetha Broyles said...

The long skinny shell isn't a shell, it's a sea urchin spine.

Anonymous said...

cigar! i'm tellin!

Keri said...


Kristin - The Goat said...

I don't shop much if any, so I hadn't seen that magnetic necklace, bracelet, anklet - how cool!

I'm a Spartan (still, even after the awful loss the other night) and I agree with the buckeye flattening lol

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

COOL LOOT, Keetha! I love your finds. The necklaces are cool, as are the sheels. Yes...I do see a cigar in that group. LOL. They are going to be lovely in a bowl!! Wish I could've actually gone with you!

Anonymous said...

love the necklace -bracelet...Ann

Nancy said...

Beautiful shells and cool necklaces. I do not shop much, and have never seen magnetic necklaces. Have fun with your finds.

Keetha Broyles said...

Shhhhhh don't tell, I'm giving most of the "loot" away!!