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Bead Show in Louisville Today!

Posted on: September 4, 2011

My $2 deal!

Saundra and I ran to the Bead Show this afternoon, over on Fern Valley Road.  It wasn’t as big as some years and it definitely wasn’t as crowded. But there was, as always, lots of beautiful beads to see.  The first thing I bought wasn’t beads at all, nor findings.  It was a hammer for wire work.  I found one that was flat on one side and ball on the other, all smooth on both sides.  Now I can add texture to wire and metal, without having rough spots all over!  Saundra found some huge black and silver beads, with smaller ones that would match for earrings.  She also found copper findings. I picked up a package of the ear wires too. We split some copper beads and large discs and a huge strand of spacers.

There was a stash of $2 items and I found 2 big black beads with gold inlays and a 3 inch long black clay bead that was decorated with colored metal spacers and small gold jumprings all around.  It will be a gorgeous focal bead!  And I picked up some yellow resin discs that were a lovely warm honey color.

Instead of Saundra’s big black beads, I found several sizes of thin metal beads, also wavy.  I bought gunmetal, bronze, copper and 1 brass I believe. I want to stack these and use them for ring bases.  Plus, a strand of really nice leaves.  These will look great in a large necklace with fall colors.

All in all, I love to go and find the things we normally can’t get here, and are difficult to order online without seeing them in person.  I saw something call “druzy agate” today.  These had a matte finish, but in certain spots, the rounds would have an open fissure where it looked like crystals.    I didn’t buy them today, but I do plan to watch for them sometime later.  They were blue, and that’s not my easiest color to work with, but they caught my eye.

We have our first show for our fall season in 2 weeks, Sept 17, at the Horseshoe Casino.  We follow that with the Highlands Festival, Louisville KY in October, and a holiday shopping event in November, along with a fashion show.  So, I have beading to do.  (Plus my bead swap party @ http://bit.ly/oIU6zu ).

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2 Responses to "Bead Show in Louisville Today!"

Bonjour, I am From Montréal, Canada.

Can you tell me where I can find the beautiful gunmetal discs spacer I saw on this page. merci !

I found these at the bead show but I don’t have the vendor information. You may be able to contact the organizer and ask for a vendor list:

Bead Mercantile
423-639-7919
tom@beadmercantile.com

So sorry.

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