Saturday, May 06, 2006
It's been a wet and drizzly last few days, and today was more of the same. After having days of 70's and 80's, it is more like Spring now, the way it should be. The grass is beautifully green, and all the spring perennials are starting to shoot up and bloom. But, still, with it so wet, it was a good day to be somewhere else.
We have a local beadery group who sponsors Bead Blast every year. I've heard a lot about it, but I've never been able to go due to one thing or another - usually another. But I found out that it was this weekend a couple of days ago, and this morning, bright and early, a friend and I went about 30 miles north to see what kind of trouble we could get into!
About 30 minutes after we arrived and we were browsing beads, beads beads, and more beads, my name was called. Hmmmmm, wonder who wants me? What's happened at home? Why didn't they call me on my cell phone? Turns out that I had won a door prize. And a nice door prize, too - one that you could choose from all the different vendors who had contributed. Here's my prize! A fused glass pendant with a foiled dragonfly inside - it's about 1.25" square, and it's got a hole in it so it hangs on point! This is the best picture I can get of it, though.
And these are all the beads I came home with. Let me tell you that having a bead stash is a whole lot more expensive than a fabric stash, and it sure doesn't take up nearly the room as fabric.
These aren't nearly as pretty as Tonya's bead tour from the other day, but I like them a lot. I am working on a theme in my head - "my heart overfloweth" There's foiled hearts, shiny hearts, black hearts, polka dot hearts, pimply hearts, milleflore hearts, and lots of assortment of reds, pinks and purples to offset them. And of course, I just had to have a little bit of blue and gold too!