Bead Porn, and Bead Fest purchases

Overwhelming!! Rows and Rows of fabulous beads.
It was like I had died and gone to heaven. Above is Heather Powers'
Beads at the Bello Modo booth. It was fun to meet Pam Maxfield,
and know that they put my orders together by hand when I order from them.
Here are Marsha's pottery shards. (Marsha Neal Studios) I bought a few of these,
one of them a top drilled pendant, and the other few are drilled
in the center and Kelley had the brilliant idea of using them as toggle bars.
Below are more of Marsha's pendants. I love her work and have for a long
long time. It was so great meeting Marsha in person.

Above is a nice pic of some of Sarah's enamelled goodies.
C-Koop Beads= a coloful rainbow of metal findings.
I bought some clasps, and bead caps, and funky little
connectors.

Here is some silk ribbon that I picked up. Pretty and wide ribbons,
with bound edges, in gorgeous jewel tone colors.


Some Picasso Czech glass that I had on my shopping list.
It was tough to not buy one of every color.

Here are the strands of stones that I got.
I fell in love with this cool Jasper and bought several strands of it, at Bello Modo
and at Dakota Stones. Iron Zebra jasper squares,
Jade drops, Aquamarine barrels, Yellow jade, Turquoise wheels,
sodalite rondelles, more Turquoise, and some faceted ruby quartz.

Stopped by the Hands of the Hills booth and bought up some of there
brass and silver metal strands. These babies are heavy,
and will make great spacers.

I put some of the artbeads into a mosaic here- Starting from the top left, clockwise:
Marsha Neal Studios finds, Beads from Artisan Clay,
a Shibuichi Bee charm from LeAnne Hartman, Bob Burkett pewter components,
Green Girl Studios goods, and C-Koop Beads enamelled findings.


It oughtta be easy beading for a while with all this new stash, right?
I couldn't even step foot in the studio last night, I am still so beat tired from the weekend.
And today I am even more tired after a full night of sneezing and blowing my nose due to the
lovely and NOT anticipated Yellow Golden Rod season. Allergies suck.
I hope to get into the studio tonight to possibly put the beads away and get something created.
Thanks for stopping by to see my goodies.