Bead Fest time again !!
so much to look at that you can go a bit batty going up and down those aisles trying to make decisions.
Maybe it was a smart decision to get there very late in the day (90 min trip anyway!) so I only allowed myself 2 hours to 'find it or else'!
well..I certainly loved the items I found at Lisa Kan designs
and I did buy myself this beautiful handmade tool carrier. It's thick and plush and made with love by Lisa. You can order them HERE.
Found bestie girlfriend Nancy Gall shopping too
and I got some very unusual glass 'spike' beads from Lisa Kan...
the next special treat was to run into Becky Nunn, owner and designer of Nunn Design..and a friend from waaaaaay back !
Beckys booth was certainly a favorite for me
I won't even tell you how much of her rhinestone chain I bought ! Oh c'mon...there was NO passing that up !!
I got a lotta stuff from Becky !!
Mix & match.
then we ran into Drew Potter (Margo's hubby)...that's always a treat
all the visual stimulation at these shows just boggles the mind...if you even have a mind left after you've looked at so much.
This was made using Unicorne beads "Yo-Yo" beads.
and did you all know about the metallic paints from VIVA decor...you change the color of any piece of metal
I found them demoing at my old friend Armandos' booth "Amate Studios"
remember, of course, you can also patina your metals with Rangers Metallic Vintaj Patinas.
my last 5 minutes of the show I spotted these fine people
Gorgeous leather and ceramic beads with all kinds of additional findings to put with it.
I bought enough to make 3 bracelets...which took me all of 10 minutes to do when I got home...I have found a whole new LOVE !!!!
WELL....it's time to hit the hay...we're off to a wedding tomorrow...I haven't even slipped on the dress and shoes yet to see if they'll still fit !