Check out this nice little slide show I created with the pictures from our day on Wednesday. Lisa Petrillo of Lucid Moon Studio, and Layne Dasher of Layne Dasher Jewelry, came over to my B&B and we jetted off to a few of the local bead shops in Orlando. The first one, was not so great. The second one, The Bead Bar, was a real gem!! I got some great stuff, as you'll see if some of the last photos in the slide show. They had a nice selection of semi precious stone strands, and lots of Czech glass that was all 20% off that day! I loved that the shop didn't have a million "loose" beads. I would much rather buy a strand, and I think it's probably a lot cheaper to do it this way.
From there we went to this huge Millenia Mall, did a small amount of shopping, and then went for dinner at this cool restuarant called Crave. You'll see my Macaroni and Truffle/Gruyere Sauce entre that I had. It was so decadent!! We enjoyed some really awesome conversation about everything Beads, Etsy, Family, IN-laws!, Copycatters, art beads, techniques, our favorite bead shopping sites, you name it! We covered every topic!!
If you ever have a chance to travel and get to meet someone you know in this nice friendly beading community, like I did this past week- I definitely recommend it. There is jusxt nothing better than getting together with women that share your own interests! I come to find out, that all three of us, don't really have local beading friends- and so we really relished the fact that we were able to spend some time together. It would have been nice if we had even been able to go to each of their studios and maybe do some beading too. Hopefully, on the next trip!!
See pictures from slide show here in my picasa web album.