So yesterday I dragged myself out of the house (my allergies are killing me this week!) and headed to the Rings & Things Bead Tour Show here in Dallas. It was my first time and I LOVED it!
I'm always hesitant to buy more expensive stones when I can't get my hands on them first, so this worked out to be a great deal for me. I could see the quality, shape and size of each bead, which really helps me visualize it in my jewelry. I ended up spending more per bead than I think I ever have, but I got great quality beads at very fair prices.
I'm hoping to sit down this weekend and spend some time creating some new pieces with these beads - I've got so many ideas running around in my head right now I'd love to see them come to life!
Beautiful Gemstones - Aquamarine, Peridot, Amethyst and Rose Quartz (watch for earrings coming soon!
Fun Aqua and Emerald Foil Glass
Really Beautiful Yellow Opal Nuggets
The most expensive of my purchases - Sterling Silver Flowers and Owls
Fun Glitz and Glamour - Midnight Blue Faceted Glass
I've been wanting to buy pearls for so long - these are beautiful Pink and White Freshwater Pearls!
And my favorite beads - I'm just always drawn to Recylced Glass. The texture, the color - they're really mesmerizing!