Monday, June 16, 2014

Treasures from Bead and Button 2014

Hey there! 
What a great show! This year was an action packed event, seeing old friends, making new ones, tormenting my brothers (yep, both my bros were in attendance - along with Greg and Bob Burkett) and also fantastic shopping. I mean, it's why I go! To make money, of course, but acquiring treasure is one of my hobbies. So, here are a few highlights, starting with the work of the inimitable Anne Choi. The first cylinder bead features Elizabethan insect designs, the elephant says 'for luck', as does the fish. The text bead says 'love must be as much a light as it is a flame' and the cloud bead has various weather designs on each side. I love her beads most of all. You can look at her work at www.annechoi.com

These stone goodies come from a variety of vendors.  I definetly have a palette this time!
The lovely glass beads are from my neighbor at the show, Wendy Bergamin. I love how jewel like they are! 

These juicy glass forms are from Maureen of Pumpkin Hill Beads. I like to stack them up on a glass tipped wire and make hairpins. They remind me of sea creatures.

Here are some beautiful eyes on wires that Maureen made. I'm not sure what I'll do with them, but I love the lifelike colors. So, those are some of my favorite vendors that I always shop from. 

3 comments:

Debra Floros said...

Lots of amazing goodies! Wow!

TesoriTrovati said...

As I told you, it is a highlight of my show to come to your booth and chat with all of you (not just Andrew!). 'acquiring treasure is one of my hobbies' - indeed! We are treasure hunting mates! I loved sharing our love of rough cut and sparkly jewels. Those Anne Choi's are to die for. I couldn't do that this year (but that meant I could by more Green Girl to hoard!) I will be making something this week with a set of charms from you for the reveal of my Earrings Everyday post on Friday. Stay tuned!

Shaiha said...

What great treasures! Would you please show off one of your hair clips. I was trying to picture it and my mind went blank...arg.