Begging For A Beadling

When I usually get together with friends from college, it tends to be a large group.  Husbands with their wives, boyfriends with their girlfriends, babies and more babies.  Of late though, us ladies have decided to ditch the men [and call up babysitters for appropriate parties] and have a girls night.  Nothing wild and crazy.  Just a fun, relaxing time where we can catch up.

Last time we got together, we painted pottery.  I always wanted to do it but once there I was completely overwhelmed.  And it took me forever to decide what piece I was going to paint, my design, etc.  The whole darn thing took forever.  We decided to try something different this time: making jewelry.

There’s a beading store in Middletown called Beadlings.  And at Beadlings, not only do they sell everything you need to make your own beaded jewelry but they’ll let you make it there.  We made a reservation and made ourselves at home for three hours.  Because beading proved to be just as overwhelming as painting a damn plate.  Glass beads, plated beads, natural stone beads… how do you choose?!

But it was fun.  The ladies at Beadlings were extremely helpful and even helped us finish up our pieces.  I don’t know how they do it.  But in the few times I stood by to watch her finish off a bracelet or necklace, my fingers began to ache.  If think I have hand issues now, I can’t imagine how cramped they’d feel if I did what she did.  Ouch.

The night was finished at Señor Iguana.  You have no flippin idea how satisfied I was to finally eat Mexican food.  I’ve asked the hubs repeatedly and he kept using such a lame excuse.  It’s something like it upsets his stomach.  Whatever.  Don’t get a taco – get a salad – and then I go home as happy as a stuffed tamale and his stomach is A-OK.  Rantometer went way up.  Lo siento.

But before we left, I snagged some photos of the store.  Pretty beads, pretty colors and pretty girlfriends – it was a great night.

Beadlings

Beadlings

Beadlings

Beadlings

Beadlings

Beadlings
in Dorsey Plaza
10304 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40223
www.beadlingsonline.com
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