Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Late Show Bead Porn

Back in...oh, I don't know...let's say maybe October? I went to a local bead show and bought some cool stuff and then the bag promptly disappeared into the overflowing mess that is currently my studio.

And I forgot about it.

Happened to re-discover it this weekend so thought I should take some pictures to share. Wish I could give you the names of the various vendors, but not only do I not remember what they are - they don't have websites anyway.

Just look at the sparkly goodness and pretend you don't notice that I don't remember where any of it came from.






A beautiful strand of graduated fire-crackle agate rondelles - dyed a lovely blue-turquoise-aqua shade.





Mored dyed fire crackle agate in a round shape with facets. I liked the mottled coloring on this strand - everything from dark blue and teal to olive green, white and brown.






Blogger has, in its infinte wisdom, decided that this picture can only be show vertically. Who am I to argue (and besides, I don't have time to futz with it). These are plain white wood slivers.






More slivers in a smaller, more rounded size and shape along with some carved rondelles.






Dyed vanilla-colored palm seed beads.





The same material in a round shape.





Mother of pearl leaves (or hearts - depending on which side faces forward). Apparently, at this particular show, I had decided I was in need of a ton of white and/or off-white materials.

Now, if only I could remember WHY! I'm sure I must've had some fantastic design in mind?






Brown lava beads in both round and oval shapes - these babies were $1 a strand!





And Patricia Healey was there with her crack...er...beautiful heat treated copper pieces that I keep buying and hoarding.





This was a new shape and design for that show (see? I remember SOME things about that day!)





This pretty moon and star riveted pendant is heading out to a special friend soon...and if she's reading this, she probably knows she's getting it now LOL!





Beautiful sea creatures - a starfish and three scallop shells.





And the piece de resistance - a giant sand dollar. I don't usually buy this big, but Patricia was wearing the most amazing necklace that day featuring this piece and I thought it looked fantastic so I wanted to try designing something with it.





Every time this show comes through, there are these two older men who look EXACTLY like you would picture old miners looking - and their booth is nothing but Nnevada turquoise and lapis in all different shapes and sizes. I've collected some turquoise there in the past, but this time I grabbed a lovely strand of Nevada lapis - such pretty shades of pink and green!





I love this vendor - she always has a bucket of mixed $3-4 strands and if you dig in it long enough, you can come out with something like this great strand of multi-colored agate pebbles.





I've been looking at EB Bead & Metalworks pendants for a long time, but couldn't quite pull the trigger. Guess I was waiting for the right piece to "speak" to me and when they recently posted this amazing "Water" pendant...I HAD to have it. Water is my element and the coloring and size are just perfect.





Here's another view. Really, it's exquisite. If you haven't checked out their work yet, you are either blind or spending too much time smoking crack. They WON the ABS challenge last month with an amazing tree pendant necklace and you really NEED to own some of their work.

Besides, now that I found all these beads...





How AWESOME are these going to look with that pendant. Oh...the matchingness!

KJ


4 comments:

lorelei said...

if you ever see beads like those lovely teal agate beads, buy an extra strand for me!! i adore them!

TesoriTrovati said...

Totally digging the EB pendant! I think that there should be a dolphin charm from Hint in there, don't you? I just got one to complete My Story necklace. I have to add it to the moon and star charm. Sweet!
I love those fire agates! I just got gifted a few big BIG blue-ish rounds like those rondelles. And I am loving those carved wood white beads. Maybe you were thinking of all the snow that would be in my view with those whites? All great stuff. But... you know it isn't Friday, don't you? I had to actually do a double take on the calendar when I saw this. Or are you just messin' with me?
Enjoy the day!
Love you!
xo
E

Kristen said...

Oh I so have a package on the way from EB and I can not wait for it to arrive! All of the beady goodness is drool worthy as usual!

Hugs

Marie Cramp said...

Kind of nice to find something you had forgotten about! I do that on occasion! ;) I am trying to find a way to get down to one of these fabulous bead shows you guys have! We only have our tiny one once a year and let me tell you, it's not much to brag about! I don't think you get enough to choose from with 30 vendors or so!
Have a fun creative day!!