Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Spoils


What a fantastic week it's been. First I was notified that I won a package of beads from Magpie Gemstones the lovely Szarka picked out these beautiful Rustic Tourmaline Nuggets for me and they arrived already, they are gorgeous...don't you think?



I was also one of the lucky winners of a Design Challenge by Rings & Things and will soon be one of their Blog Partners! I'll share the amazing stash of Copper Beads I'll be receiving when they arrive!

After all that excitement, there are 2 bead shows in my immediate area this weekend which is very unusual. The first one started yesterday and was so close to where I work I easily went during my lunch. It's the Beads Beads Bead show put on by Beauty in the Bead. They were in a pretty small space but it had lots of great beads. Here's some of what I purchased.




Today I went to the Bothell Bead Stampede, about a dozen different vendors with lots of variety. Here are some of the things I purchased today.




This chain was my big splurge, it's so dangly and fun I'm sure you can understand why I had to have some!

Finally I will share with you some of my most recent component creations now available in my Etsy Shop.





Hope you enjoyed this at least a fraction as much as I did!! :)

Kristi
http://dreamsome.etsy.com/
http://www.artfire.com/users/KristiBowmanDesign

6 comments:

  1. You have been very lucky. Beautiful beads from the shows. I am sure you will make some wonderful pieces with them.

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  2. You really have some beautiful things there Kristi, the tourmaline is gorgeous, lucky you! I also have envy over your great purchases and finally, your own component pieces are great, love the wonderful colors you achieved on the curved ones.
    Jenni

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  3. Part of me is glad and part of me is sooo sad for not having such fairs here near ;-D I save my money not buying but I'd love to get my hands on those treasures!! You won't send some to me?? ;-) Heh, one can wish ;-)

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  4. The tourmalines are gorgeous...what a wonderful prize to win! The goodies from the bead show as well as your new components are awesome too! Looks like you really had a fantastic week!

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  5. Lovely goodies! Love the new components too!

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  6. Gorgeous beads!!! The tourmaline is stunning, such a nice array of colors in the strand. Your new components came out great! ~Val

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