August 25, 2009

Bead Porn, and Bead Fest purchases

Overwhelming!! Rows and Rows of fabulous beads.
It was like I had died and gone to heaven. Above is Heather Powers'
Beads at the Bello Modo booth. It was fun to meet Pam Maxfield,
and know that they put my orders together by hand when I order from them.
Here are Marsha's pottery shards. (Marsha Neal Studios) I bought a few of these,
one of them a top drilled pendant, and the other few are drilled
in the center and Kelley had the brilliant idea of using them as toggle bars.
Below are more of Marsha's pendants. I love her work and have for a long
long time. It was so great meeting Marsha in person.

Above is a nice pic of some of Sarah's enamelled goodies.
C-Koop Beads= a coloful rainbow of metal findings.
I bought some clasps, and bead caps, and funky little
connectors.

Here is some silk ribbon that I picked up. Pretty and wide ribbons,
with bound edges, in gorgeous jewel tone colors.


Some Picasso Czech glass that I had on my shopping list.
It was tough to not buy one of every color.

Here are the strands of stones that I got.
I fell in love with this cool Jasper and bought several strands of it, at Bello Modo
and at Dakota Stones. Iron Zebra jasper squares,
Jade drops, Aquamarine barrels, Yellow jade, Turquoise wheels,
sodalite rondelles, more Turquoise, and some faceted ruby quartz.

Stopped by the Hands of the Hills booth and bought up some of there
brass and silver metal strands. These babies are heavy,
and will make great spacers.

I put some of the artbeads into a mosaic here- Starting from the top left, clockwise:
Marsha Neal Studios finds, Beads from Artisan Clay,
a Shibuichi Bee charm from LeAnne Hartman, Bob Burkett pewter components,
Green Girl Studios goods, and C-Koop Beads enamelled findings.


It oughtta be easy beading for a while with all this new stash, right?
I couldn't even step foot in the studio last night, I am still so beat tired from the weekend.
And today I am even more tired after a full night of sneezing and blowing my nose due to the
lovely and NOT anticipated Yellow Golden Rod season. Allergies suck.
I hope to get into the studio tonight to possibly put the beads away and get something created.
Thanks for stopping by to see my goodies.


23 comments:

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  2. Looks like you scored some great stuff! Good for you! Can't wait to see what you create.

    I hear you on the allergies, I've got asthma and I'm seriously considering a plastic bubble!

    Cheers,
    Margot

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  3. Wow! You got a lot of really neat stuff! There was so much neat stuff there - I had to be on my best behavior...There were a couple of specific things I wanted, but I really didn't need a lot of beads, per se...Hopefully, I will take pictures and get some posted this evening :o)

    Hope your allergies get better soon! I know how awful they can make you feel (been there, done that...)...

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  4. Like the close-up pics of the bee and the brass and silver metal strands. Really shows the detail of these little beads. You got some great deals!

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  5. Ooooh! I LOVE that Picasso Czech!!! You chose great colors!

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  6. How did you survive the sugar rush...so much eye candy???

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  7. What beautiful colours! I'm wheezing and sneezing along with you. And it makes for such a good red nosed look doesn't it?

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  8. Ooo, Aaa, beautiful stuff! Cant wait to see what you make of all those lovelies.

    Emanda
    www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

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  9. Please pardon me, I am drooling all over the place! Such awesome finds, such lovely beads! But it is hard work, isn't it? Those bead shows really take it out of you...

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  10. really cool things to work with... i got some pieces from marsha too - cannot wait to work with the shards!

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  11. Let me wipe the drool from my chin. Wow, so much good stuff. So jealous! Sorry you aren't feeling well. I'm sending you an imaginary box of tissues. :)

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  12. I love bead porn. Especially the new Marsha Neal pieces. Great toggle bar idea. I did some serious damage at a show this weekend, I will show my porn later in the week.

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  13. Man, I wish I coulda went to the show, but I am low on funds anyways :( At least I can live vicariously through you and your awesome bead stash, lol! I can't wait to see what you create with these goodies! Hope your allergies get better soon!!

    Lisa

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  14. You really got some great beads. Who was the vendor that you bought the Picasso Czech glass from?

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  15. Drooollllllllssss, I am conventing all your bead purchases and looking forward to how you put everything together!

    Jolene

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  16. Score! You got it all and I can't wait to see what fabulous things will be coming out of your studio after this awesome shopping trip. Love the picasso beads and the earthy colors. I think you did really well! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  17. Wow! What wonderful things!! I especially like the jasper - I am just drawn to it. I've only been to 1 bead show and was quite overwhelmed. How do decide what to get? Hope your sniffles are over soon - no fun.

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  18. Great selection!! It's fun to see what other designers select. Will look forward to see what designs are born.

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  19. Pardon me while I drool all over my monitor and quietly indulge in a fit of extreme jealousy! Seriously, though, you got some awesome stuff. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  20. Beautiful beads! At first I thought ALL the photos were of beads you purchased (because I couldn't be bothered with reading and went straight to the gazing at the bead pics)!

    Hope you are rid of your allergies soon!

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  21. Wow. Fabulous stash. I am jealous. I could hide out for weeks with that stash and not care about the outside world.

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