I blog about my jewelry inspirations. Readers will find that various elements of nature are my inspirations. Of course, I include jewelry making tips. This blog also includes some of my favorite Etsy shops, bead shops and jewelry customers.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The Yellow Brick Road in Dublin
The Yellow Brick Road Bead Shop
What would a trip to Great Britain be without a trip to a bead store there? While in Dublin, Ireland, I couldn't resist a visit to The Yellow Brick Road, a bead shop established in 1997. They are Ireland's leading supplier of hand-made jewellery materials. For those who don't know jewellery is the British spelling for jewelry. I include that spelling in my Esty tags hoping to attract international buyers. Since the value of the dollar is so low, I am hoping that some folks with euros and pounds sterling will want to purchase my jewelry that is priced in dollars.
I used my pounds sterling to purchase some metal beads for earrings.
The Sweetest Thing Chocolate Cafe
Right down the street on Bachelor's Walk, I found a chocolate cafe--The Sweetest Thing. You know me. I had to stop in it for there with my 2 favorite men and try their signature drink of "Hot Chocolate". It was layered with liquid Belgium hot chocolate, Cadburys hot chocolate, fresh whipped cream, mini-marshmallows, a sprinkling of crumbled chocolate and a Flake served on the side. The very best hot chocolate that I ever had. It also came with a complimentary piece of chocolate. This was a perfect drink on a chilly, damp, overcast Dublin day. Needless to say, with the combination of a bead shop and a chocolate shop on Bachelor's Walk. I had a great morning in Dublin.