Yesterday I went to the Rings & Things bead show in McLean, Virginia. This was my first time attending this show as well as buying from them in general. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a very friendly R&T associate who gave me the lowdown of the show. He handed me a tray and off I went...
I was planning to buy only gemstones. Instead I ended up finding some really great metal beads and spacers, some of which I had been searching for!
handmade beads made from recycled metal - had been searching for these and found them!
brass and silver plated copper heishi discs
cool silver plated copper spiral discs
solid copper flower beads - awesome find!
sterling silver french hook ear wires
chalcedony in shades ranging from pale pinks to lavender
This is the gorgeous chalcedony that I purchased. I don't use a lot of sparkle in my designs but I couldn't resist this gorgeous strand. It reminded me of summer flowers!
I left with a bag full of goodies, two Rings & Things catalogs (which I am enjoying perusing) and stayed within budget!