As you read yesterday, I traveled to Saratoga Springs yesterday and had a wonderful day... First a stop to Saratoga Beads .. Which was even better than I expected. A small store, but absolutely PACKED with beads of all kinds. They even had a nice selection of Green Girl Studios, and Silver charms from Wynwoods, glass strands, and loose beads of all kinds. I also found the newest edition of Easy Wire... I have been waiting for this issue. I bought the last issue and LOVED it. The projects are beautiful and so really easy! I love this project on the cover.
And of course I can't go to a bead shop without buying some beads. I found Saratoga beads to be a little bit expensive, so I only picked up a few things... Some seeds, and glass, and a few artist made dichroic slice beads that I thought could be really cool as button clasps.
I had a wonderful time getting together with Beth Anderson. She's been a loyal customer since I started making and selling jewelry. It was really cool to finally meet her in person. She and her husband had traveled up from P.A. to see their daughter race in a Crew Regatta. We had a lovely lunch at The Ripe Tomato.
Then we walked around the town of Saratoga Springs and had a nice time catching up and get to know each other. I look forward to a future courier trip to Philadelphia this January, where we'll meet up again and have a fun day together there.
Beth just opened up a new Etsy shop...she's a rug hooker/crafter and her pieces are superb. Check out her shop, buy something wouldja!?
When I got home I was excited to see my package from Heather at Humblebeads. I ordered some of her new Klimt beads and also a cute little Hedgie bead that I fell in love with. I am looking forward to pairing these new beads with some dark ebony wood beads that I ordered recently from E & E Bungalow.
And Friday I received my first order from Lisa and Tony Blackwell of Zoa Art. They have an awesome new Etsy shop and they just added a bunch of really cool Shibuchi beads/charms/pendants. I ordered a little Hand charm, and a connector link and these really awesome Resin leaf charms. They have typed words on them. I just love them!! I look forward to today's beading extravaganza, I better go get busy!