I love making new friends! A year ago I met Lyn Belisle through Etsy where I have my jewelry shop online. http://lifeofacrazybeader.blogspot.com/2012/07/friendships.html Lyn sells these cute, little Earthshard faces -- https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthShards?ref=top_trail -- that she makes with clay using molds that she takes from old tombstones. I have used several of her faces in my jewelry.
On Thursday this past week, I ordered some beautiful Czech glass beads from SilverLiningBeads -- https://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverLiningBeads on Etsy. Aimee, the shop owner lives here in Dallas so she asked if I'd like to meet her instead of having her mail the beads to me. On Friday, we met at the Starbucks in the Northpark Mall. Aimee and I sat and chatted for over an hour, talking about beads, bead shops, bead classes and our families. We have since exchanged emails and we plan to meet for lunch very soon.