I went to the Expo center and caught the last day of the International Gem and Jewelry show. It was a pretty decent show. So many sparklies. Seriously, one table was filled with Swarovski crystals on strands in rows. Under the lights - blinding. I was loving every minute of it! I wanted to take a picture but I figured they would probably frown upon that. Below are pictures of what I got.
I had to have those little pewter box things - and then came home and made a great pair of earrings with some of Kelley's beads.
I love those flower beads. One of those "had to have" but not sure what I will do with purchases. You know what those are like, yes?
Now these - I am loving these. They are micro-faceted drops, roughly 3/4 of an inch in length. I did make a great pair of earrings with two of these. They catch the light really well. These were an extravagance at the very end. I didn't get some things so I would have money left over to get these.
Of course, the whole reason that I went was to get ingredients for my soup. And I did! I finished the first piece yesterday and got started on the second piece. It is almost finished and I will get some teaser pictures up later today or tomorrow.