|Welcome to Bead Fest|
|Gardanne Enamel Components|
|Thornburg Bead Studio|
|Penn Avenue Pottery|
|Staci Louise Originals|
In fact, several bead-makers brought other art with them in addition to their beads...
|Beaded Chic Fused Glass|
|Firefly Design Studio|
Michelle/Firefly Design Studio had her beach-inspired dishes with her!
And of course there was gorgeous jewelry at the show...
|Marcia Balonis and Pam Garbig|
Marcia Balonis and Pam Garbig had a table full of beautiful samples and kits for sale. I brought home one kit and will be writing about it on here in the near future.
There were also great tools for sale!
New AJE member, Cooky Schock had a booth and I came home with a lucet and some cord from her. You might recall the recent blog post that Cooky wrote for us about the lucet. This great little tool helped make my 5+ hour car ride home go much quicker!
Treated myself to a new Xuron plier. Soooooo comfortable!
|Funky Chain, ParaWire, Gemstones|
This was just the tip of the iceberg of what was available at Bead Fest! You're probably wondering what I brought home with me, right? Let's take a peek...
A bunny pot head planter from Diane Hawkey, a ring holder from Marsha Neal and a dish from Michelle/Firefly Design.
|Tools and Kits|
The lucet, cord for the lucet, some dyed Stiff Stuff (Bead My Love), spiffy new XBow Series Xuron pliers and a fab kit from Marcia Balonis.
And this is the art bead haul. So many beads, pendants, headpins and cabochons!
|Art Bead Haul|
Bead Fest 2016 was fabulous as always and while I hate to see it end, my wallet requires a year to recover. See you in 2017, Bead Fest!