The BEAD FEST Round Up

Whew! What a trip! Drove the 5 hours down to Philadelphia on Friday and met up with AmyNCognito on the showroom floor. We shopped til we dropped, literally- the entire weekend long. I'd have to say this was one of the most fun BeadFests ever.  There just isn't anything better than hanging out, laughing and shopping with friends who have your same interests and same sense of humor.  It just doesn't get better than that!!  Friday we met up with all of the Creative Bead Chat peeps at our annual dinner at Legal Seafoods. Saturday night was the annual Meet and Greet at the Courtyard Marriott. Saturday night was fun, but I indulged a bit too much in the wine and Sunday morning I woke up and seriously thought I was going to die from the hangover headache from Hell. Nothing a little water and Aleve can't help!! The 5 hour drive home was pretty long though and I was quite happy to finally get there.

Well without further ado, here are the beads I brought home.
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                                 Sue Beads              Starry Road Studio             Diane Hawkey

(Mexican Jasper)

(Matte Hematite)

(jasper (i forget which kind, Leopard maybe?)

The only thing I didn't photograph was a couple sheets of patterned brass and aluminum from