Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bead Shopping & Some New Collaged Items

I found so many fun things at the bead show. There is a particular vendor I love. She has the best selection of Czech glass beads & the prices aren't bad. I spent a pretty penny with her last time & was looking forward to spending some more. My sister went to another vendor, came back, saw my basket & was astounded. I told her I was loading up. I don't see this lady all the time.

Last time I went to the show in Tampa, I also spent some money with another supplier that had the coolest sliders. I promised myself I wouldn't buy from her as I've found a vendor that I can buy in bulk from. Well, she had some of the cutest sliders that I just couldn't pass up. They were also 20% off, all sliders. I had way too much fun. Even though I bought tons of cool stuff, I still managed to come home with a little bit of cash. (Yes, all $9)

I've been on such a jewelry high lately that I haven't really done any collage work. Two nights ago, I finished this cutie. I love it because it's so pink. I bought DCWV All Dressed Up mat stack at Michael's for a mere $2. It has lots of cute prints & glitter. I'm inspired to do more of these. Need to run out & get more frames! It's funny how I get into a groove & want to make a million of something.
Cards for Bonnie. We're doing a magazine swap & I made a few things for her. She loves birds & flowers. I did my first swap with her & I was so touched by the amount of artwork she gave me.


karin (creativechaos) said...

Everything looks wonderful! I'm lovin' the new beads! It has been so long since I sat down and done any bead work. I really have to clear off my table. How did your open house go? I'm sure you sold everything!! Talk to you soon!

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

Ooohhhhhh - you found some gorgeous beads! Those sliders are to die for...really ornate and love all the colors. Awesome job on your collage too. It is addicting, isn't it? Create one thing and that leads to something else that leads to something else...keeps us out of trouble, right?!