There's no saving the best for last in this post! I'm going to start right out with my favorite find of the day, made by Cynthia Thornton of Green Girl Studios. I love it! If you have her book, you'll recognize the hollow glass bead used in one of the book projects. She drew a rose on a piece of parchment...
... and filled it with all sorts of lovely treasures. Look at that tiny red-topped mushroom! So cute. It also has various beads and crystals, metallic thread, shells, and glitter inside. I put the pendant on at lunch and for the rest of the day ladies stopped me in the aisles to ask about it.
I never leave a show without some Green Girl charms and pendants. This is the Shibuichi Rumi Bird Pendant.
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." - Rumi
Two more charms. Their booth is situated in the first aisle I walk through. I usually spend the bulk of my budget in that aisle! One of these charms was free because I was wearing a Green Girl piece at the show.
A tiny, tiny poppy jasper stone from Gary Wilson.
The pattern for this pair of earrings is in Beadwork. I'd been planning to buy the supplies, so it was great to run across a kit in colors I liked. The photo on the kit is a little brighter than the actual piece will be.
And finally, a lesson learned: examine bulk chain before handing over cash. Wish I'd noticed this at the show.
My mom bought some wonderful things as well. I will try to share her purchases soon. She bought several gorgeous antique buttons. Now we want to go to a button show!
It was a fun day. I am already looking forward to next year's event.