Friday, April 15, 2011

My Bead Fest Haul

The torching was my favorite part of last weekend's Philly trip, but the shopping was a close second.  Here's a little taste of my bead yumminess with some of the "natural" stuff I found.  Yes, I know some of those colors aren't necessarily the natural colors of those particular stones or seeds or nuts, but they're still completely awesome.  Who doesn't love a pink bean?

When it comes to handmade lovelies, I met Alice St. Germain and fell immediately in love with her "Succelent Glass" work and wanted something big and dramatic and special.  So, you see this one:

I'm all in the mood for some brass, too.  I just love the satiny texture of these.

And here's just a final shot from Saturday night of the goodies that Elisabeth and I picked up in just a two hour shopping venture.  It's sort of funny looking at this pic now because you can see that one of us went on the warm side and one went on the cool...interesting!  I don't think we even noticed it that night.  She wasn't surprised by the pinks and oranges I picked up.  They'll always be my faves.

What will I make?  Uhhh, who knows.  I just looked around the apartment today and realized that I have projects out in every corner and it's basically a disaster area.  I haven't been in at the actual bead table in almost two weeks.  Now I'm facing a week of vacation at home with my family in Penna. so there's going to be even more time away from my beadisaster room.  Ah, this is a public call for responsibility and I must sit down and organize!  Whoo hoo!


  1. You purchased some really lovely lot of beads there, Jen.
    I am in envy of you guys in the States you have SO much to choose from with regards to bead shows. Totally spoilt! That is a beautiful and LARGE glass focal. Cheers,

  2. It looks like you had a ball. I love all the colors and different looks to the beads you got. Enjoy your vacation.

  3. I love all that brass. My local bead store has had some cut brass beads that have worked out great.

    Have fun creating and pack up a bead-work box to take on your vacation.

  4. That is a lotta beads sista! Love the brushed brass!

  5. *drool* Amazing finds!! Hope you'll post the stuff you make with these. :D They're going to be fantastic!

  6. Jen, I love the pink and brown ovals... is that a jasper of some sort? Just delicious! Can't wait to see what you whip up with them!


  7. Jen, sure wish I had gone this year. Missed seeing you guys - seems like our dinner that Saturday night was just yesterday! :-) Looks like you picked up many beautiful beads!


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