Saturday, August 20, 2011

Beads, Beads, and more Beads

I had a plan for the day.  I did a bit of housework, then I was heading out to Beadfest, the largest bead show on the east coast,  to do a little shopping.  Then I was going to get in what has become my summer exercise - biking and then swimming.  Where I bike is right near the location of the bead show, so my plan was perfect, or so  I thought.
Well, after 4 1/2 hours at Beadfest, I called it a day.  I missed lunch and my feet were done.  But look what I bought.  Woo hoo!  I can't wait to do some embellishing.

I love the disk type beads.  I put them on my pieces laying them flat and keeping them in place with a seed bead.  This is the first time I have seen the triangular beads.  They will look great hanging off the bottom.

Presents?  I love those rhinestone flowers.

This is some very funky stuff.  Ooooh.

Metal charms.

Those are fresh water pearls.  Aren't they gorgeous?

These dyed shell beads offer quite a bit of color options.

This is where I store ALL of my beads. It's a plastic file case and it's portable.

I use these plastic screw containers for the larger amounts of beads.  I organize them by color.  Of course there is a preponderance of blue!

I also have one of these "books" that fits inside of the file container.

This is what it looks like inside.  I use it for smaller amounts of beads.


  1. What a great show to attend. It must have been challenging to decide what to buy.

  2. what wonderful eye candy!


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