So a week and a half ago I ventured out to the Intergalactic Bead Show. I was so happy when my weekend plans fell through and I had a chance to make it to the show.
Not that I really have room for any more beads in my studio, I came home with lots of prizes (so many so that I had trouble carrying my canvas bag out of the place!)
Check out this super cute frog made by Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan of the Thornburg Bead Studio. Isn't he so cute... he was just asking me to ake him home. I love the iridescence on his body. Makes me think he will look good with pearls or paua shells!
|Frog Bead, Thornburg Bead Studio|
And I got some excellent looking cabs. The 3 on the left are turitella shell fossils and the one on the right is ocean jasper.
|Cabs from Jewerly Gems & Stones, LLC|
Oh, and Paua Shells... you can't forget those. I'm always looking for a deal on these.
|Paua Shell Strands from Blue Fire, Inc.|
And my real damage was in the freshwater pearl department. I have a thing for these that I just cannot resist and want to buy up every color I see.
|Freshwater stick pearls from Beads Bagan|
|Freshwater pearls from Beads Bagan|