Psst! Look what came home with me from Bead and Button

Everything is being stored in plain brown paper bags inside a cooler. I don't want anybody in my house to see what I got. LOL!My first stop was Lisa Peters Art. If the feeding frenzy on etsy is any indication to how popular her booth would be, I wanted to make sure I was able to walk away with SOMETHING before she sold out. Here's a picture of all my LPA purchases. Funny story, while I was selecting, a woman was next to me asking which tray I got the single holed beads from. I showed her and she says "I wish I had gotten here about 5 minutes before you because I want the ones you have." LOL!I didn't take Lisa home, but here she is looking beautiful and composed while people are scooping up her cabs and beads left and right. A view of Lisa's table. Hands were moving so fast, they are a blur!
Here are a couple Anne Choi beads and sugar skull charms I picked up.
When I saw that Star's Clasps was going to be one of the vendors, I was really excited. I've never ordered from them, but every once in a while I will go to their website and drool. I used to lack a selection of clasps. Now I don't. Plus I got some cool cones and end caps.
Here is a close-up of the cool vintage button clasps I got:
Andrea Guarino is a super talented lampworker that I have had the privilege to take a class with. Her metal working is pretty awesome too. I've seen photos she's posted of these bracelets before, but when I saw and touched them in person, I had to have one. Those tiny little cups? They MOVE and they are so FUN to play with. Plus, they look really cool.
I have an obsession with labradorite and tiny little irridized fresh water pearls. These chunky labradorite beads are to die for and are so gorgeous in person. I think others must have thought so too, because I bought the last strand and it was at one of those places where they have about 5000 strands of every type of bead.After the enameling class with Susan Lenart Kazmer, I bought some Ice resin and the DVD because I've been wanting to try it anyway. They had their booth set-up in the classroom. That was brilliant...for them and for the students.
Unfortunately, the Ice resin wasn't the only thing I bought. I spent a small fortune on bezels and other objects.We got this little baggie of crystals as we walked into the Meet the Teachers reception. Those big crystals with an amber kind of color are really cool. I've never seen anything like them before.
Anyway, that's about it. Tomorrow I will show the pieces I made at Sara Sally LaGrand's class.



Awesome!!! Love seeing what everyone buys. I bought some Ice Resin as well, but have no idea how to use it. Should have gotten the dvd. I will be posting what I bought tomorrow.


You have a kings ransom! Omg, what wonderful things you chose! It sounds like you had a great time.

Ginga Squid

Go Girl! Fab haul there!Want to try Ice Resin too, but shipping it to NZ is too expensive.


You made out like a bandit! I love everything you got! I already told my husband that I'm planning to go with you next year and he said..sure! Beautiful stuff, can't wait to see what you do with it all!

Pretty Things

My kind of girl! You and I should go shopping sometime -- we'd be dangerous together!

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