Monday, March 2, 2009

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Bead Show

I went to the Rings & Things Bead Show, and was in heaven looking and fondling all the beautiful gems! lol! Rings & Things is based here in Spokane, WA, and they have a huge warehouse. They travel everywhere doing shows, and they do them twice a year in Spokane. This was my 3rd year going and taking advantage of their awesome discounts. The first time I went, I was a total newbie. I ended up buying lots of gems and glass beads that just looked pretty, without knowing anything about them. I've done my homework since then, and now I know what I'm doing...or at least I look like I do! lol! I had a definite budget this time around, so after all the sorting and adding up costs, this is what I came home with, minus some chain, watch faces, jumprings, and a few other supplies I needed. I had to put back some strands and held back my tears...but that's okay, I'll be at the next show in October. ;)

From top to bottom: Topaz/Gold glass beads, Peridot rounds, light Amethyst faceted rondelles, green tones of faceted Czech glass beads, light blue fiber-optic puffy square beads, faceted amethyst fiber-optic rounds, and faceted ollvine glass rounds.

From top to bottom: faceted Tanzanite bi-cones (10mm), blue goldstone faceted teardrop fans, Peridot rondelles, Prehnite nuggets, and Amethyst teardrop nuggets.

4 comments :

Orion Designs said...

You made some beautiful choices Brenda! Have fun playing.
V

Barbara said...

Aren't bead shows (and gem & mineral shows) just the **BEST**??!?! I would go to Tucson every year if I could.

You ARE going to post what you make, right? Because we have to see The Shiny :)

Dave Robertson said...

This bead show was a lot of fun. I'm glad so many people came to check out the demos and find new treasures. (How often do you find prehnite?) :)

I sense some neat new creations coming along...

--Dave
at Rings & Things

Brenda said...

Thank you Vicki! I know I'm not the only one playing! *wink wink* :D

Thank you Barbara! I will post my creations with my new gems for sure. ;)

Dave, thanks for your comment! I absolutely love Prehnite! I was introduced to it from a friend. Can't wait for the next show in October! :)

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