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.
Cheers for now,