I’m always happy to go to a bead show. My friend Donna and I went to one at the Holiday Inn in Dedham yesterday. See last year’s post here, in which I show examples of how I’ve used some of the beads in my illustrations.
It must take the vendors forever to set up their displays. I love looking at the waves of strung beads.
Most of the beads are too shiny and glitzy for me, but they are photogenic. When I’m buying, I zero in on the few that are more in their natural state.
More sparkle and shine.
Oh wow! What a feast for the eyes. I spotted turtles – I would have a hard time passing those up. I do love glitz and sparkle and shine though and probably would have had to use a trailer to take home my purchases. Or not! Downsizing is hard eh?
I went to a bead show in Pasadena last year, I agree with you, just a little too much bling for my taste, however, it was a wonderful experience and I had no idea of the variety before I went to the show. You have such a good eye for the unusual and I love looking at your work and noticing how you incorporate found objects.
Thanks again for sharing, I love your posts.
I would find it hard very to make a decision but I do like the natural beads…very nice:)
What a fun trip to the bead store!!! I just love seeing your work and the clever way you use beads…….just ingenious!!!
Beads… my drug of choice. Can not resist.
Thanks so much for sharing…….:~)
it is so fabulous to see all this wonderfull things . I am dreaming ….
Thank you Sally for the Beautiful photos.. I have never been to a bead show..always heard about how you can get overwhelmed by the variety, color and textures..hope to go one day and experience it for myself. Love Color, love the Bling!