Tag: bead show

Random Beadiness


Last week about this time I was at the bead show, mostly manning my booth but occasionally visiting the other vendors of awesomeness. With my clay beads, you really only need a bit of accent so I tend to stick to simple stone, pearl, glass and metal beads and use my own as the focal beads. And there was a seriously overwhelming amount of that!

A few other beads snuck in this year though. As always, we nabbed a kitty from Dragonfire Studios. And those beads on the right of the picture are wound paper beads from Uganda – specifically from a group called Akonye Kena. They work with youth in the area to teach them a marketable skill and how to parlay that into self-sufficient businesses and lives. I bought a few strands to play with and they’ll be some nifty necklaces pretty quick!

Still Coming Up Flowers

Light and Dark Pink

It’s been a little crazy here in Tooaquarius land (we won’t worry about those of you thinking Isn’t it ALWAYS crazy in Tooaquarius land…) as I finish prepping for classes this weekend and my bead show the week after.

I’m still cranking out masses of beads, the overflow of which will flood into my online shops at the end of the month. Their shiny faces will be all over my table at the Oasis Bead Show in Calgary June 18-20.