stumbled upon a bead store where I spent about an hour and a half sifting through countless beads for inspiring colors, shapes, and sizes. the day before, I came across an amazing little store with a lady making earrings with giant toys and a massive amount of color and textures. at that point, I was filled with drive and determination to find some thing I could use to make my earrings. and so I did. I am very excited to combine these amazing materials into works of ear art. I hope to continue to be inspired as my travels come to a close and I return home in a few weeks.