Saturday, February 16, 2008

Big Finds at the Bead Show

Last weekend I went down to sunny AZ (oh, it was beautiful!) to visit family and go to the International Gem and Bead Show in Tucson. It was awesome, as always. I spent all of Friday with my mom and two sisters perusing isle after isle of beads and gems. I make most of my bead purchases for the year at this show. There are thousands of booths literally piled high with strands of beads and gems. It's somewhat mind boggling. Here are pictures of some of my purchases:
(clockwise from the top left: dyed jade, dyed jade, opal, chalcedony, rose quartz)

(clockwise from the top left: dyed jade, dyed jade, pink peruvian opal)

(left to right: garnet, carnelian, citrine, apatite, moonstone, black garnet)

One of the purchases I'm most excited about was actually not beads, and was my least expensive purchase....

A neck!



I've re-taken pictures of the three necklaces I have for sale in my etsy shop because they look so much better hanging on the neck. What do you think?

6 comments:

Laurie Craig said...

Love the look of the beautiful necklaces on the neck. You will have to give her a name. Guess who this is only it will show up as Laurie, Not!

karla said...

Pretty beads! I still need to get a pair of earrings from you...maybe I can commission you to make me a pair. :)

Nancy said...

The neck really was a good purchase, I'm loving that you know the name of everything you buy! I just buy what is pretty. Thanks again for the b-day earrings, we had fun with you here!

Austin said...

Great neck.

Abby said...

Those beads are gorgeous. How jealous am I that you got to bask in the AZ sun? Very.

Jan said...

Ohhhh the International Bead Show...brings back so many memories :) Hey guess what? I get to see you today!!