I took a day off and drove across town to the bead show. After sitting in traffic caused by a fender bender, stopping for gas (all that sitting!), taking a wrong turn and ending up downtown instead of where I was supposed to be...I finally got back on track and arrived at the show.
I met up with my friend, Diane Cook, and her friend, Carrie and, oh....what goodies were in store for us!
This time around, I was looking for something interesting...something unique...something that makes my heart go "pitter-patter."
Faceted pearls are a favorite but they're usually pretty small in size. When I spotted these incredible strings, in big, fat, raspberry rounds, I couldn't pass them up.
I picked up a few strands of beautiful baroque pearls, as well. These have an incredible luster. I could only get my bead trader to go down so far in price. He insisted that he was obligated to take care, not only of his wife, but his "girlfriend"...who turned out to be his twelve year old daughter. Needless to say, these put a dent in my budget! It's nice to support a family man.
These stones were just too gorgeous to resist. They're quartz with inclusions that look like moss. The remind me of the inside of a geode. I was in the process of spending every last dime when I ran into a few other friends...you know who you are (Jennifer, Melissa, CeCe)...who saved me from complete bankruptcy. But, what a way to go!
Don't forget to check out my One World One Heart giveaway...here.