The Gothic quarter in Barcelona has so many bead shops! I didn't quite visit them all, mainly because the euro isn't good at the moment. I think if the exchange rate was how it was last year then I would have stocked up on beads for the workshops, but never mind! I did, however, bring home these gorgeous wooden beads. I'd been looking for some like it in this country and on the web for a while now so I'm really pleased I found some. They are really tactile and a lovely warm colour. I'm planning to use them with lovely shiney silver so I've got a contrast in materials. I'll let you know how they turn out!
I'll post a few photos from the holiday later - I won't bore you with many, I promise! In the meantime here's one that you may like - T took this photo of a poster in a pet shop in Blanes. What do you think? Will they catch on over here?