Sunday, November 15, 2009


Friday I signed books at the Beading Frenzy where I saw many old friends....Here is Nancy, Susan, me, Janet, Peita and daughter Lucy.

Owner and friend Susan and I

I didn't get a picture of Becky but I did get this spectacular fanfare cuff that she completed from the book using jet black and medium vitral crystals. Very sparkly and pretty.

and then on Saturday Rachel picked me up and we went to the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza, where I saw many more friends.

And shopped, a little,

I loved these hollow glass beads by Aja Vaz of Wandering Spirit Designs. I immediately wandered over to Out on a Whim to pick a complimentary pallette.

I'd love to feature these beads in a necklace combined with beadwoven beaded beads. And hopefully a little time will present itself when I return from New York next week.

and I added this frog to my Wayne Robbins collection

Isn't he the cutest? The frog that is, although Wayne and Judy are pretty cute too. I would love for him to be destined for a piece of amazing beadwork, but the reality is I usually just 'collect' lampwork and fondle it from time to time.


abeadlady said...

It was great seeing you at BABE. Sorry I missed Rachel though. I came home with lots of goodies. I hit Whim hard with all their new colors to tempt me. I'm a sucker for seedbeads. LOL


Karen Mehl said...

Marcia that little froggie is so cute. It looks like you had a great time. The fanfare is gorgeous.

Karen Mehl

Nancy K. said...

Hi Marcia, thanks for being there and bringing your samples. It was a nice time. Nancy

P.S. The lampwork beads I got look really nice with the urchins. I strung them together on thread and now need to finish the straps.

Aja Vaz said...

Marcia, it was wonderful to meet you at BABE and I'm so glad you liked my beads. I can't wait to see what you make w/ them!