I've been feeling the urge to bead lately and I've had a few ideas for new pieces. To that end, I've been ordering some cabochons online. These were the first ordered:
A gorgeous petoskey with beautiful definition.
This petoskey has less clear definition but is still lovely.
And finally, a small agate slab. This one is smaller than I was expecting, a little more than an inch long, but has great banding.
I'm finally using the ice cream maker I bought for my birthday quite a few years ago. Last night I made a thick, chocolate custard which spent the next 24 hours in the fridge getting cold. Here's where it is right now:
When it's done, it's going to be a fantastic, rich Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream. I've already sampled some (of course) and it's wonderful. This is an only-on-occasion ice cream since it has 6 egg yolks and 2 cups of cream plus the PB I'll add in just a couple of minutes. Some friends are coming over tomorrow after work to help me eat it. I can't wait!