The Big Apple – Bead Show Weekend

Two competing shows opened on Friday. The first is the Whole Bead Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The first day is usually pretty busy as the wholesale and the experienced buyers come in early to have first dibs on the best stuff. This is one of the last big shows of the year, just in time for the pre-Christmas shoppers. Stuff from Swarovski beads to rusted steel chain can be found here. I picked up more of the Uber Curly Pigtails that we can never seem to keep in stock at the store. At one of my stone suppliers, the …

Sneak Peek at Next Week

Coming next week – Graceful, handmade Sonoran Leaves – handmade glass leaves. Some new colours in Firepolish. And 2 sizes of Precisosa Machine Cut Flowers that go beautifully with the Swarovski Margaritas to make a most excellent Christmas Tree.