Bead Fest Philly was amazing. I will be doing a few separate posts about it because there was just so much to process. The show was amazing, the friends were great, the people I met were great, the beads....................oooohhhhhhh the beads.
So, without further ado, here is the loot I came home with. Sunday was swap day I and I swapped for a lot of art beads.
Here is a good pic (from my friend Diana P) of me in my booth. I didn't get one for myself.
OK, for the loot. First the Art beads.
Below is my Art Bead Loot- broken up by artist.
Bead Swap Loot from Linda Landig- my beautiful and fun bead swap partner
Diane Hawkey-I had to get some of her rustic beads- and that moon over the ocean with the heart, well, you all know the ocean is my heart. LOOOOVE it. Finally got to meet Diane too, and she is fabulous. What a great energetic soul!
close up of Diane Hawkey beads
Keysha of Koy Glass. I have wanted some of her stuff for a LOOOOONG time as well. She is super sweet in person too.
close ups of Koy Glass
Joan Miller Porcelain- right up my alley with these great textures
Sue Beads with some fabulous colors for fall
close ups below
My first stones from the great Gary Wilson- his cabs and beads are organic and amazing!!!!!
and my loot from my booth partner Genea Beads. Close ups below. I was happy there was some left for me at the end of the show !!!!
Molten Mayhem by Jan O.
An enameled bead by HEHE Beads- Heather M.
Hands of the Hills of course (sorry its sideways- no time to edit)
The beautiful art of Jenny Davies-Reazor
Marsha Neal Studio brought me some goodies that I was running low on!!!! (and chocolate)
Headpin by Sandi Volpe- isn't it great? I didn't even know she was dabbling in the glass world! I think she is a natural.
And now for the gemstones. Most came from Holy and Pure Gems...my favorite vendor for gemstones. I am being lazy, and doing group pics. I am still so tired its crazy.
awesome labradorite with flash
My pearls- thank you Heather M!!!!!!
and plenty of ammonite strands
I also got a ton of Wooley Wire- which did not get photo'd, so that will be in another post !!!!
It was fun, and a blur, and I am really tired. I got to meet lots of you guys and I will blog about all that later. It meant a lot to me to meet so many people I only know online.