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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Welcome To Beadfest 2016






I left New York Friday morning heading to Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Beadfest!! I see people getting out of cars, and walking with Luggage on wheels, Canvas bags in their hands and totes on their backs. Blinding sun, a beautiful day as I stroll to the doors of the expo center. Inside coupon laden tables are surrounded by folks grabbing for all their favorite vendor coupons. I take one of everything and head for Parawire and Artisan Alley.  You see, I have a plan this year. I wrote a list, I know what I need, and who I want to see. A girl needs her wire, tools, gemstones and Artbeads.


My new Xuron cutters

I went to Artisan Alley and low and behold found myself at Green Girl Studios where Andrew Thornton and William Jones were residing, lol. Threw my arms in the air and hugged 'em both.
Andrew, Me, and William


Loved this lampwork hat sported by Ren Farnsworth Ren does lovelyLampwork beads of flowers and leaves of all kinds. 


AFlower Garden Necklace by Ren
I finally was able to meet and chat with Marsha Neal between her classes, all bubbly and excited.



Now this aquarium is being worn by Angela Plager., it is a purse and the parts are all removable pieces of Jewelry.






Necklace from within Aquarium Purse



I also visited Fire Fly Designs with Michelle Ann McCarthy who works in Ceramic.



I visited Golem designs purchased some lovelies,



 Ana Bronze Love their handmade clasp. These Steampunk focals were amazing.

I visited Anne over at Gardanne Handmade Enamels beautiful pieces.




Stacey Louise exhibited her award winning Necklace


My Elements by Yvonne who Hand paints beads. 



Here's Maria Richmond of Lost Marbles, She showed me gorgeous Wire wrapped zipper Jewelry
Wire wrapped Zipper Necklace

These beautiful Glass beads I have been wanting some for a couple of years now. Finally!!!, I found these at Clasp On Clasp Off. She was featuring this amazing Necklace and I want to make Me a Chunky Amazing Necklace also:



She sure knows how to decorate the components. Look at these glass horns all decked out. Luv em
Glass Tubes taken up a Notch!

I am so glad I could take you along. look for these artistisan components to make an appearence be appearing in pieces HERE   Thank you so much for stopping by.


18 comments:

  1. It was so nice to meet you Gloria! I love this walk through BF through your eyes as I barely got out of my booth and often miss these cool things that other vendors make. You have some wonderful treasures from the show and I can't wait to see what you make :)

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    1. So great meeting my friends in my head(lol)my friends from facebook. I hope I do everyones components justice over the next few months.Love my beads!!!

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  2. Thank you Gloria for the BF tour! I hope someday to be able to go.....would love to see these beautiful creations in person!Love the pictures and tour info on the artists!

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    1. Janet I don't think anything compares to artisan alley at beadfest. It is definitely a Bucket list to do adventure.

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  3. Sooooo cool!!!! What a great post. I think Alison and I had just missed seeing you at the Green Girl booth!

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    1. Awww man, sorry I missed you.

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  4. Wow, wow, wow! You purchased some wonderful treasures. I loved seeing the event through your eyes. Well done!

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  5. Oh Gloria I have such Beadfest envy!! Thanks for sharing, I know you had a blast!!

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    1. OMG sue I look forward to it every year, but this was the best one by far. thanks for your support here Sue.

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  6. Love seeing these great things from BeadFest. Thanks for the tour!

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    1. I am glad I could share, and I am glad you stopped by. thank you

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  7. I enjoyed your tour of the BeadFest. I bet you came away with some great pieces to play with.

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    1. Came away with too much(lol must be some one else's opinion)enjoyed every last minute. Hope I was able to bring a little fun to those unable to make it this year. See ya soon in a challenge I am armed, rotflmbo

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  8. I've read quite a few posts about visiting BF this year and they are all different! No wonder with all those marvelous artists exhibiting there! Congratulations on the beauties you have taken with you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your support, stopping by and leaving a generous comment so Id know you were here, means a lot to me.

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  9. So many beauties, wish I was there! Awesome post!!

    Laura xo

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    1. Laura you can visit their FB and websites to drool and next year you'll just have to come see me and them at beadfest, lol

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