Wherever I travel, I look for bead shops and one of my favorites is Aloha Beads in Maui. It’s a very tiny shop with limited stock, but I always find something interesting to add to my stash. I couldn’t resist these two tiny resin turtles – they were just too cute to pass up! I was happy to find these 3mm x 7mm dagger beads, which will work well for my Shells and Spines bracelet kit (available in my Etsy shop). And the strand of teardrop Chinese turquoise and semi-precious gemstones will make great additions to pendants. These were rather modest purchases I admit, but the Bead and Button Show is only three months away and I must save for that shopping event!