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|
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:
|Glass Tubes taken up a Notch!|