Trip to bead fair

My Creation

Not exactly a project yet, but they soon will be. These are the beads and findings I bought today at the gem n bead show at york racecourse. I had a great time browsing the stalls and opening hubbys wallet.No time for moths to hatch in there today. It was in and out of his pocket like it was on elastic.
There were some lovely beads for sale and I got a few business cards so now I know of a few more websites to order supplies from.I thought I was quite good and didn't spend too much.I could have easily spent loads more.
There were some great semi precious beads, pearls, glass beads,crystals, metal ones and plastic ones and quite a few findings.There were also stalls selling rocks and stones and made up jewellery and ornaments using the gems and rocks.
It only cost £3.00 to get in and even hubby enjoyed it. And best of all I've got some more pretty shiny beads to play with Yippee!!!!

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prettypink commented on 2009-02-21 17:47:28

Great collection of beads. They are all lovely. I look forward to seeing some of your designs with these.

mollypops commented on 2009-02-21 18:21:06

Oh andie.......are you going to have fun...? I LOVE the black and white swirly ones!

hartleybun commented on 2009-02-21 18:59:55

sounds like a great day out for hubby's wallet. im taking mine to a quilting fair soon. cant wait! guess u will be beading tomoro:-)

awood75 commented on 2009-02-21 20:15:12

looking forward to seeing your creations!

Lorna23 commented on 2009-02-21 21:47:59

Looks like you did well andie,i went to the stitch and craft show in manchester about two weeks ago there was only one stall there that was doing beads so i just got a few nothing like your great stash, glad you had a good day. Lorna x

Rosemom commented on 2009-02-21 22:34:51

Wow, looks like you had a great time! Some lovely things, will look forward to seeing what you do with them all!

julieanneb commented on 2009-02-21 23:03:54

What a lovely stash - can't wait to see what you come up with.

andie commented on 2009-02-22 01:46:09

Thanks for comments x I've been having a play tonight will upload some pics in a bit. I've not made that many things though as I had a couple of mishaps at begining. I spent ages threading two lengths of elastic with beads for a bracelet and then let go of end and lost all the beads so I had to start again. Then I did same again with a necklace later on. I'd tied one end and thought I was turning piece round to tie other end but I did a full turn and was holding the tied end and let go of the other and all beads came off. Its a bit like a skating rink on living room floor with odd beads I've missed picking up.

julieann commented on 2009-02-22 11:04:23

Yes I agree with everyone a lovely collection and shall look forward to seeing the designs

andie commented on 2009-02-22 15:05:49

Thanks Julieann x I've started allready.

Time Taken
Just a personal treat
21 February 2009

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