Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I Went to the Bead Extravaganza!!

This past Saturday I went to the Bead Expo show in Marlboro Ma. I have to say I've been to a few shows and I still get so over whelmed. I usually take someone with me and we make a day out of it have lunch or stop for a drink, but this time I went alone. It's an hours ride one way and I really enjoyed the quiet time alone. I bought these beautiful "Green Opal" teardrops. I thought they would make a nice simple drop necklace on a sterling chain.

I picked up these "African Opal" in 2 sizes a 6mm and 10mm. I just loved the blend of soft cream an teal combination. Haven't really decided what to do with these I think maybe a necklace and earring set.

Not really sure what these round pale green beads are but I really liked them for a bracelet and the mixed colored strand is different Jasper's.


I was very excited to find these white and bronze Keishi center drilled pearls. I have to say the price was excellent!! They had a lot to choose from different shapes, size and colors. But I chose these as they work best with just about any color beads.

I found these multi colored strands of pearls in olive green, slate and a cranberry color and right next to them was this beautiful strand of ruby colored faceted quartz teardrops. I think I am going to combined them together in a necklace and cluster earring set.

Last but not least on a whim I bought these 7 inch strands of beads Ocean Jasper, Picture Jasper, Amazonite and Rhodonite and a mix of square semi precious stones.

Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop for new pieces of jewelry using these new beads and as I very rarely use a full strand of beads I'm sure to be destashing in the near future!!

14 comments:

TheresaJ said...

I went to a bead show this last weekend as well -- The International Gem & Jewelry Show at the San Mateo Expo Center. I blogged about my experience as well. ... I guess it's that time of year. :) Nice gems!

Kylie B said...

Oh wow I just can't wait to see what you make with them all!

Brenda said...

I also am a bead show junky! I really need to start leaving my checkbook at home....
Thanks for the shibori info. It is fascinating.

Annabelle said...

Your pictures are awesome. Great blog. Thanks!

Crochet by Momma J said...

Beautiful!

shannon said...

OMG. beads. beads. beads. *drools* I can't go to bead shows because it'd cost me too much money.

Walk in the Woods said...

Amazing beads ... reminds me why I steer clear of bead -n-n gem shows!

So may shiny object in life!

:)

It's great, isn't it?

w said...

wowza! i love the beads!

Stacey said...

Looks like fun. I went to one years ago and was overwhelmed with all the choices.

shiborigirl said...

Looks like you came home with some great treasures. LOVE the ruby quartz teardrops!

I went to my first bead show last January (the Intergalactic Bead Show) and I was really overwhelmed. And I got the Galloping Greedy Gimme's - came home with all sorts of stuff I just WANTED. I still don't know what to do with some of it.

There is another show at the end of this month and I have promised myself I will not go - it's like crack to me. I'm totally addicted. :-)

Enjoy your new sparklies,

Kate

auryndesign said...

Beautiful square beads, can't wait to see your designs!

ourgreatgreenglobe said...

Wow! These are some beautiful beads. I bet you will have fun creating with them!

Cate Holst said...

They're beautiful beads. It is over-whelming when you see beads en masse.

Happy Places said...

I love the beads you found at the show! I can see why the earrings sold so quickly, they are beautiful! I can't go to a bead show again for a while...way too tempting for me...I love those beads!