The Loot (Bead Fest Part 1)

 sheet metal from metalliferous

 Yummy Good beads from Diane Hawkey

 Chrysoprase and Jade from Holy and Pure Gemstone

 Delightful polymer and metal bead from Staci Smith

 Starry Road Studio Ceramic beads

 Got to meet Karen's Daughter Nellie- sweetest girl ever!  she brought me some Wooly Wire too!

 Stocked up on my Green Girl Studios pewter!

 Marsha Neal brought me a goody bag filled with some of her ceramic goodies!

 Snagged some pretty Fall inspired Petal Dots from My Elements

 Stocked up on Czech glass from Bokamo Designs and April Melody (below)

 Pretty little flower headpins, links and some buttons from C-Koop Beads. (and stay tuned, we are cooking up a new beading challenge with some of Sara's newest components!)

 Snagged some pretty enameled earring charms and lovely lampwork focals from my friend Anne of Gardanne Beads

 Snagged some of my favorite components and some new brass cube spacers from Saki Silver

 Ran into my friend Jamie Hogsett at the Antelope Beads booth! Was great to see her, and I bought some cool new leather findings, links and some toggle rings from Dorabeth Designs

 This cotton cording from The Bead Goes On has to be one of my MOST FAVORITE purchases of the weekend! It's something I haven't seen before and I'm excited to try some. I may try to stock a small amount in the Jewelry Accord store.  Also got some pretty awesome beaded beads there.

 Of course I had to stop in to see Kristi Evenson of CB & Co and hunt down one of her new Copper Owl pendants! Is he not the cutest!?

At the Creative Bead Chat get together Saturday night, I got this special little gift bag full of Shelley Graham Turners ceramic beads! They are funky!! Can't wait to get playing in the studio this week!

Stay tuned for part two - I'll share the very few pics I took throughout the weekend. I gotta get better at chronicling my trips!


  1. Thanks for sharing. You got some beautiful stuff! It was fun to look at. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  2. I took hardly any photos too! Argh! I was totally going to take photos and make prints. You are super quick with your update girlie. Miss ya already!

  3. Talk about some gorgeous stuff. I have some serious bead envy going on now.

  4. What a great shopper~ I was "in eye shock" for the first 3 hours that I was there... the last 2 were just with my cranky son in the wheelchair and he wanted me to keep him moving - he didn't like stopping and shopping.... there is always next year to go myself (I always say this)...

  5. Great haul! I especially like the colors of the Holy and Pure Gemstones. They look so pretty just bundled up like that! Anne's glass/enamel beads are lovely. It all looks delicious.

  6. What fantastic finds, everything is gorgeous! I especially love what you purchased from Starry Road Studio. That is also a serious amount of Green Girl loot-love it!

    Looks and sounds like you had a great time. Thank you for letting me live vicariously through you! My husband told me over the weekend that I will be going to Bead Fest next year (and he would happily watch the baby)! :)

  7. dying to see what you'll do w/the sheet metal! all such good goodies. squeee supplies!

  8. Whoah! Seriously cool bead haul!
    I can't wait to see what you make with all that beady goodness!

  9. Gorgeous! You are a good buyer! Have fun creating! :)


  11. Wonderful beads! I would od had to of spent a lot had I gone!
    I know you are stoked! Now to see what you make :-)

  12. Everything looks amazing! You picked some great stuff! Can't wait to see what you create!

  13. Beauties one and all. I so wish I could have been there this year to see you again, and all of those others. Hopefully next year.

  14. It's so much fun to see all of the things you bought! Thanks for posting them. Vicarious enjoyment. I especially like the metal sheets. Can't wait to see what you create from all this potential!

  15. Wow, what alot of beady goodness! Especially ♥ the organic ceramic beads- luscious!

  16. P.S. Nice seeing what's going down in the beading world these days! :-)

  17. Such beauties!! I too look forward to seeing what you make!!

  18. Thanks for sharing all these lovelies!!


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