First, the new tools. I treated myself to a pair of Lindstrom chain-nose pliers because I loved the Lindstrom cutters and round-nose pliers that I bought last year.
Next was the Crystal Katana tool invented by Kellie DeFries, the Crystal Ninja. I tried using the little stick with beeswax to put chatons and beads into Crystal Clay but the beeswax kept falling off the stick. So, no more of that--I now have the right tool.
Here are the shaped beads that I bought: Rizos, Super Duos, Rullas, CzechMates Petals, and CzechMates Bricks.
Then some seed beads for upcoming classes:
The colorful stuff also jumped into my basket: the new Luminous Delicas and some neon spikes.
Then I bought some beads just because. The first on my list was a porcelain pendant from Golem Studio.
I couldn't pass up the cute top made from vintage metal cans that I saw at the booth of the Glass Onion Bead Co.
I was really happy to find Joan Miller and snag one of her smaller robot beads.
Thanks to Sharon Wagner's perseverance ( every time we ran into each other, I was desperately seeking food), I talked to the Horseman Ltd. people about their Crystaletts, 3mm crystal buttons. I bought a pack of buttons to play with and can't wait until their stitch markers are available.
|Crystaletts topaz buttons with stitch marker sitting on top of the package.|
Linda Hartung, of Alacarte Clasps, was kind enough to spend some time showing me what you can do with WireLace and WireLux. Since I have knit with wire for a store display, I am fascinated with the product.
|Here is Linda demonstrating their products at the shopping preview on Thursday.|
I later ran across the nice ladies at WireKnitZ who also sell knitted copper wire in a number of sizes and colors. I bought some of their heavier knit to play with.
That ends my shopping for 2013. I might have bought more but I was just too tired to make decisions; thank goodness for internet ordering. Tomorrow I will put up the few photos that I took of the Bead Dreams pieces.