Monday, September 2, 2013

Bead Fest :: Walking Through Artisan Alley

Bead Fest was an amazing experience. I've never been, and I was really looking forward to meeting all my friends in person. My first day I spent most of my time walking through Artisan Alley meeting all those amazingly talent people who make the beads I love!

I had my personal photographer (my 10 year old daughter) with me who was very politely going up to people and asking if she could snap their pic. She got quite a few takers. But I can see that she and I were distracted by all the beads and didn't take as many as I would have liked! To see the rest, try this month's Bead Chat Magazine where we pulled in lots of pictures from the event. Above is Staci of Staci Louise of Artisan Accents, Diana of Suburban Girl Studio, Sue from Sue Beads and Jenny Davies-Reazor

And for a little show and tell, these are just a few of the gorgeous beads that came home with me. There were these awesome Roku faces by Amy and Daniel Mealey of XAZ Bead, and these super fun beads by Genea of Genea Beads (which I actually won in a swap - yay me!). I love this cool octopus by Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio which my daughter picked out for herself. She reminded me yesterday that I better get crack'n on making her necklace with 'her' octopus. And I just love these little head pins from Sandi Volpe. She shared these with quite a few of us, which was so sweet of her. They are so cool, and I know exactly what I want to do with mine. I'm just still looking at them a bit longer before I do that! 

12 comments:

LisaS said...

...Wishing I was there ;)

Swapna said...

Wow.. Lucky you... and those are great pictures..

Duni said...

How wonderful you got to meet all those artisans! Those beads are amazing - I love the octopus one!

Christine Altmiller said...

looks like a really good time :-D good loot, great artists, and a personal photographer...lots to smile about!

Claudia Aguilar said...

Happy for ya! ;)

Caron Michelle said...

Looks like it was a good show - can't wait to see your write up!

Patti Van said...

I'd say your daughter has future as a fine photographer! Cool beads in your stash! Wish I could have gone....maybe next year!

Cindy said...

Sounds like so much fun. Luckily I'll see 3 of the 4 ladies pictured next month at artBLISS. And maybe I'll head to Bead Fest in the Spring!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These beads are so wonderful. I love those faces! Your daughter must have had a blast too!

Magic Love Crow said...

A very fun day ;o)

Additionsstyle said...

Sounds like so much fun, I am glad you had a great time.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

CraftyHope said...

I'm so, so, so terribly far behind in my blog reading and have to apologize for just now getting a chance to get over here. I'm jealous that you got to go to BeadFest but pleased as punch that you shared some of your experience and what you brought home. I cannot wait to see what you create with them! :)

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