Monday, October 10, 2011

Treasures from the Bead Bonanza

I had a lovely day at the Bead Bonanza yesterday! Lots of familiar faces and favorite customers stopped by my booth to chat, and I had a great time. It seemed like a busy show, with lots of people clustered at the table at many points, and I seemed to be in motion for nearly the entire day.

I did have a little bit of time to visit a couple vendors. My neighbor Kristi is the artistic force behind Coliebug Beads (CB&Co), and her work was enthralling! She uses so many techniques to create her multilayered pendants, and she's such a great neighbor. I had a wonderful time talking to her about etching techniques. I bought this absolutely wonderful crow pendant from her:

I also stopped by Earthenwood Studio to see Melanie, of course! We've been friends for ages, and I love her work so very much. I had to pick up a "D" pendant...D for Detroit! I also grabbed a few new sugar skull components, a keyhole pendant, and a crow pendant. I can't wait to use these!

This weekend I have another bead show in Grand Rapids. After that, I'm going to spend time with my new beads. I really can't wait to design new pieces of jewelry!


Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Great finds!

laurelmoon said...

Thanks! I can't wait to work with them!

Nancy Markosky said...

Where is your bead show in Grand Rapids? I think I'm free for some shopping this weekend and beads are always on my list :)

laurelmoon said...

The show is called the West Michigan Bead Expo and it takes place at the Prince Conference Center on the Calvin College campus on Saturday from 10-5. It's a nice show in a nice location--I really hope you can stop by! Say hi if you do! :)