My Bead Show Haul

My Bead Show Haul

Lucy Kelly1 comment
As you may know by now, I create my jewelry using a combination of upcycled vintage costume jewelry and new semi-precious stone and glass beads. While you may be familiar with the bead strings at craft and hobby stores, what you may not know is that there are actual bead shows where vendors come with tables and tables of showstopping baubles. 

bead show

It takes a LOT of self-restraint for me...

pittsburgh bead show

...oh, who am I kidding? It's a free-for-all for me. 
This is just a tiny bit of what I brought home.
These particular beads are earmarked for
my new fan favorite long beaded bauble necklaces

bel monili spring beads, amazonite, kunzite, pearls

Here is a peek at what I will be designing with this season:

african turquoise


gray moonstone

gray quartz

kunzite, morganite

ocean agate

peach moonstone

pink jade




strawberry quartz

tigereye, tiger eye

Keep your eyes peeled: In the coming days I will be doing separate posts for each of these beautiful stones outlining their qualities, where they come from, and a peek at what they will become!

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Lopamudra Dasdatta
Lopamudra Dasdatta
Amazing collection

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