Monday, April 30, 2012

Bead Fest Wrap Up: Part 2...Lots Of Beads!

Aside from taking classes, shopping for beads was (and always is) on my agenda at Bead Fest. My first treasure was a heart shaped ceramic pendant from Suburban Girl Studios. They were being given out along with her business card to students as we checked in Thursday evening. What an awesome way to start the weekend-thank you Diana!

I made a plan to first visit the artisan booths! I purchased from two of my favorite vendors; Jennifer Fahnestock and Green Girl Studios. After salivating over the gorgeous beads at each table, this is what I left with...

Gorgeous lampwork glass and an enameled copper headpin.

Awesome pewter!

These are the some of the other treasures from my Bead Fest weekend...

 I am so in love with these wood beads!

 Tagua nut. 

 Ceramic and gemstone beads.

 Striped agate, dyed blue jade, dyed white turquoise.

Gorgeous citrine!

 Matte agate and cowrie shell.

 Glass; perfect summer colors!

 Sparkling geometric crystal.

 Silver plated brass.

 Red bronze pendants, really love these!

 So thrilled to score more of Marsha Neal's de-stash pendants; woo hoo!

 Butterfly pocket watch and gorgeous chain.

 Fell in love with this electroplated copper leaf!

 Ceramic and some really cool chain.

 Stunning capiz shell mixed with resin and trimmed with fine silver.
Decoupage wood.

Drilled stones and copper toggles.

natural turquoise
red jasper
flower jasper 

So many new pretties, I honestly think that I have more beads and ideas than I do time to create! 


  1. My goodness! How does one decide what to buy? ha of these, 2 of those and oh must have that.....very dangerous place for a gal like me!

  2. oh..... those beads....! *jealous* looks like you'll have plenty of pretties to restock for you next show. :D