Sunday, November 13, 2011

I Heart Macro - Bead Love.

Hello dear readers,

A few days ago, I went to the Melbourne Bead Expo. This annual event is one of two annual bead shows held in Melbourne, Australia.

This particular show is run by the Bead Society of Victoria.

There were lots of bead suppliers from around Australia, many locally talented lampworkers, classes  available and a wonderful exhibition of jewellery items as part of the Challenge Exhibition. ( all competitors had to use the same beads as part of the challenge)

I was fairly restrained in my purchasing this year, mainly buying strands of smaller  beads and gemstones that I could incorporate with a few pieces I am working on for Christmas presents and on-line beading design challenges.

The blue ones are Peruvian Opal, coloured pearls, Hessonite Garnet, and Grey Quartz to name a few.

Wonderful glass daggers...fabulous aren't they?

Today, I am linking up to I Heart Macro. Please click on the photo link below to take you to see other 'I Heart Macro' photos at our host, Lori's site - Studio Waterstone.


studio waterstone



Cheers for now,

17 comments:

Tracey N. said...

Those daggers are fabulous Jenni! I love the peacock finish, just adds something special to an otherwise ordinary bead. Looks like you scored some beauties. Great pics too!

Pink Tree Studio said...

Our bead society here in Portland, Oregon, just had their annual show last weekend~~I was very restrained, too :~) The Peruvian Opals are gorgeous!!!

K Hutchinson said...

Wow, what gorgeous eye candy! Can't wait to see what you do with all these gems.

Nadege, said...

I love the daggers, just gorgeous. Love the pics.

T... said...

beautiful shots and what wonderful new beads you have to play with

Therese's Treasures said...

Jenni, I love your new treasures, can't wait to see what you do with them.
Therese

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

beautiful images - have fun designing. kareninkenai

Sharyl said...

I think we are partial to the same colors! Love how you've arranged and photographed these! If you were trying to sell these beads, they'd be sold!

coffeeaddict said...

oh beads! I could never get enough of them. The glass daggers are really interesting.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Those daggers are gorgeous!!! Have fun creating with all of those new beauties!

Marianna said...

ooooohhh those are all so beautiful!!! great choices!

Annette said...

Ooh, such lucious colors. Almost makes me wish I made jewelry! :)

Pixiloo said...

The colors of those beads are to die for. I think I've got some major bead envy going on. I can't wait to see what you make with all of them.

CraftyHope said...

That's quite a stash you've got there! So much yumminess!

lisa said...

Jenni, the Peruvian Opal is absolutely gorgeous!!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

That Peruvian opal is gorgeous - beautiful color - the garnet too!!

Greer said...

Am sooooooooo jealous. Not even a 'propper' bead shop where I live. *pout*

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