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

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.