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!