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
Got to meet Karen's Daughter Nellie- sweetest girl ever! she brought me some Wooly Wire
Stocked up on my Green Girl Studios
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
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!
Thanks for sharing. You got some beautiful stuff! It was fun to look at. Can't wait to see what you do with it.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Talk about some gorgeous stuff. I have some serious bead envy going on now.ReplyDelete
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)...ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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)! :)
dying to see what you'll do w/the sheet metal! all such good goodies. squeee supplies!ReplyDelete
Whoah! Seriously cool bead haul!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see what you make with all that beady goodness!
Gorgeous! You are a good buyer! Have fun creating! :)ReplyDelete
OH MY GOODNESS! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THEM ALL SO BADLY IT ALMOST HURTS!ReplyDelete
Wonderful beads! I would od had to of spent a lot had I gone!ReplyDelete
I know you are stoked! Now to see what you make :-)
Everything looks amazing! You picked some great stuff! Can't wait to see what you create!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Wow, what alot of beady goodness! Especially ♥ the organic ceramic beads- luscious!ReplyDelete
P.S. Nice seeing what's going down in the beading world these days! :-)ReplyDelete
Such beauties!! I too look forward to seeing what you make!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing all these lovelies!!ReplyDelete