Here are some of my new treasures that I’ve been experimenting with this summer. After a fun trip to the Bead & Button show in Milwaukee, WI, I collected a ton of new supplies for my stash.
The highlight of the show was definitely Sandy Schor, a vendor with amazing vintage selection that made me LOSE my mind (and quite a bit of my hard-earned cash). Beautiful sew-ons, cabochons, West German vintage glass, unique metal and lucite findings…and then I found the vintage French sequins! At which point, I began crawling around on the floor to dig through them (and literally hyperventilating). After some tough choices, I came home with some beautiful cupped emerald sequins, lovely mint sequins (shown) and amazingly rare metal sequins that are tiny, yet have wonderful weight to them! I also chose many unique pieces that you can see in my group shot.
This year I was ALL about mint and coral: two colors that are favorites but usually a bit tricky to find in bead colors.
Needless to say I am going to be spending a lot of the summer beading and stitching with my great new parts. These have bead embroidery written all over them. I mean—look at these sequins, come on!