What have I been up to? well, Saturday I went the the Bead & Design Show in Costa Mesa, CA!
I tend to attend local shows about every other year because they tend to have the same vendors - this one was a surprise - I found some new things that I haven't seen before and some gorgeous cut gems.
A full report should be up on my AFlyOnTheWall Views & Reviews Blog....but here's a little teaser..
|These "halo'd" beads seemed to be a huge trend and is an easy way to get the micro pave look....|
|I fell hard for those Chrysoprase strands|
|This woman's coin pearls are some of the cleanest and most lustrous I've seen in awhile.|
|I need to find this vendor's name but this was extremely black labradorite - the vendor wasn't able to tell me |
the source country, but the contrast is dramatic!
|I LOVED this vendor - Joseph with The Good Medicine Shop - Moldavite, natural gems and some wonderful carvings|
|Carvings from The Good Medicine Shop....I WANT that two headed Dragon - they form a heart!!!|
|It seems we can't talk jewelry without talking tassels....Beads U Need had them!|
|This tassel (or bead) cap stopped me - very different from most I've seen . |
It inspired me to try my hand at creating a hammered tassel cap...what do you think?