Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gem Show's RULE!!!

The mere fact that I get a day out of the house to surround myself by shiny beautiful beads should be enough. But once I year I let myself go crazy and I stock up on my favorite staples, mainly Silver Toggles and Beads and a few pieces of glass from a couple of my favorite local glass artists. Here's a look at what I got today, and those of you who purchase Silver know that I spend a small fortune today. But believe me, it's WORTH it! Here's a photo of my whole stash. I'm in Heaven!! Really, I am!
And some close up's:These little glass flowers are my new addiction... Can you tell? I bought a TON of them!
And here's the Toggle Parade...
I just can't believe all the good finds I got... man, I'm exhausted!! Buying beads is hard work. But it's such a good feeling to know that I have hand selected each and every one of these pieces that go into the beautiful creations that I design for all of you. Gives me the warm fuzzies! 
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Look for some new pieces with my fun new finds to come soon!


  1. WOW!! What a hoard!! Did you leave any for the other guys? lol. I would have thought you would have gotten more beads though. Can't wait to see what you make with those sweet little flower beads!


  2. I know Marie, I did get a lot of stuff, but yes... there was plenty more for everyone else. I think the lady behind me had a slight coronary when she heard my total, but I just said Thank you, and paid Renu. She gave me a discount as well, which was nice. She did that for me last year too. The cost of silver is up there and I do have my favorite styles of spacers so I focused on getting the toggles and those. The beads I can get anywhere! :)

  3. Okay I kind of sort of hate you just a teensy tinsy bit right now LOL! That is one amazing haul and is reminding me that I am soooo running low on silver and really need to stock up if I could just STOP...BUYING...ART BEADS!


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