We arrived early to find a crowd already shopping! I had gone through the catalog the night before and made notes of things I wanted to look out for. And what was I looking for? The unusual - both in shape, color and new materials. Things that looked old or had a sense of history also caught my eye. I rounded out my collection with a few basic beads in colors that appealed to me and a nice hunk of gunmetal findings.
Some of my favorites from this group include green and blue shades of Kyanite and apatite.
Loving the lavender stick pearls, a gray-purple stone called imperial jasper and the pink dyed chalcedony.
Pyrite and brown lava beads were standouts for me at the show, love the primitive quality. And check out the smoky quartz daggers, just a little bit of awesomeness! I think I covered the entire rainbow during this shopping expedition!
So if you were wondering why I haven't been blogging, I've been locked away in my studio creating night and day!
I have a few more Bead Cruise posts to share with you and will try to get those written up this weekend. Thanks for stopping by.