I really enjoyed my time at the Innovative Beads Expo in Allentown, PA this past weekend. Of course, I bought loads of goodies, and spent WAY too much money! Ha.... no one can blame me for not fueling the economy!! I am gathering quite a collection of many interesting beads and findings, but it seems as though there isn't enough hours in the day to complete all of the projects that I would like. Either that, or I'm just too slow.
I spent Saturday at the show shopping for new goodies, and on Sunday, I took a full-day class with an excellent instructor, Meg Fillmore of Bead My Love. Meg creates some outstanding bead embroidery. Meg sells kits, which makes choosing beads for a project much simpler. I'm really pleased with my pendant, and I'm looking forward to wearing it. The brooch is a gift for my darling mother-in-law's birthday, which is in two weeks. I'm SO excited to give it to her. I don't wear pins, nor have I ever made one, though I do have some wire jewelry books with fibula instructions in them. I really hope she likes it! As for bead embroidery, my goal is to work my way up to crafting those really gorgeous embroidered cuffs!