Shiny Sparkly! Every possible type and color of shiny sparkly bead. It was nearly overwhelming. We started in the lobby, where I purchase three small containers of unusual (to me) seed beads.
Then On to the Show! What a world of fun this place is.
It became hard to choose among the millions of little possibilities here. I showed remarkable restraint however and did not get another kit since I have not made the cabachon setting kit I got last time.
Ideas flew around my mind like little birds!
I had so much inspiration from shape, line, color and example that I wanted to say, if you are feeling uninspired... go to a bead show.
This gorgeous pen is covered in beads. Wild large petal beads, the little circles are chain links in colors.
I am inspired to renew my love of bead embroidery. These library books should help...
I have done free form flat peyote before. I have made needlecases, jewelry, and lampwork beads. I often add beads to my quilts.
I am now inspired to try encrusting an area of fabric with lines of beads. Stay tuned to see what comes! Meanwhile see what I bought at the show...
The entire purchase... (some of which was in that popcorn bag!) very restrained, no? A moon I can bead in place,
Cool retro style wooden beads in Waaay hip colors! Wonder what I'll do with those?
diamond shapes, and half square triangle shapes... for fun... ya never know when they'll spur you on to create something....
|weird pillow shaped beads|
A bargain at $5.
All that made me want to go through this bag of beads given to me at my last lecture...
Someone had given her an enormous Box of random beads. She pulled lots of strings for me, and I had a good time sorting them today.
I suppose I should say something important about finding inspiration here but you get the point. Whatever makes your heart go pitter pat, likely has a trade show where you can go and be inspired to create your art. Inspiration is all around us.
Other posts on beads are found under the label Beading Joy HERE !