Trinket Box

Saturday, 30 October 2010

The Big Bead Show 2010

I had a lovely time at The Big Bead Show today. I could have spent a lot more money than I did, but I've noted down a few things which I saw and didn't get - they're going on my Christmas list!

Here's what I got...

Labradorite freeform faceted slabs. I 'ummed and aahed' over these for a while, as they were £21...but there's 18 on the strand, and they are seriously beautiful, so I couldn't resist in the end.

Some lovely potato-shaped freshwater pearls.

I love the mixture of colours of these - Botswana Agate 8mm rondelles. Just lovely.

Pyrite 4mm roundels - love these, but I wondered whether they would look good teamed with silver - in the end I decided they would, especially with oxidized silver.

And finally some texture plates to use with my art clay. There were lots to choose from, but in the end I picked out this lovely dimpled one...

..and this gorgeous floral rose one, which is so me :)

I also picked up some sterling silver findings, which I very much needed.

All in all, I did pretty well I think! My Mum and I watched the guy do some lampworking, like we did last year, and my Mum suggested that she could buy the kit for me for Christmas. It does look like a lot of fun, but there are other jewellery-related bits I've thought about which I might like, so I'll have to have a think!



  1. Love the rose texture plate - can't wait to see your new creations using it :) looks like you had lots of fun, and bought some gorgeous stuff!! :D xx

  2. Oooh lovely beads! Glad you had fun :D