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.
I am so in love with these wood beads!
Ceramic and gemstone beads.
Striped agate, dyed blue jade, dyed white turquoise.
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!
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.
Drilled stones and copper toggles.
So many new pretties, I honestly think that I have more beads and ideas than I do time to create!