Friday, July 27, 2012

Bead Fest Sneak Peak

Bead Fest is almost here (Ahhh!) and I'm starting to finish up my last few firings.  Once that is done I have trays and trays of beads that need to be priced.  If you are coming to Bead Fest then here is just a tiny bit of what you can expect to find.  I will also have raku and stoneware (to be photographed another day).
A tray full of flowers in bloom!  There are five different designs in this tray in an array of bright colors.
I'm still working on filling this tray of ocean-inspired pieces.  The kiln is currently loaded with more starfish (in a new color), bubble charms and shell-impression pendants.
I tested a new matte blue glaze a few weeks ago and fell in love.  I won't have a lot in this glaze but I'm going to try and whip up a few more.  What a wonderful color!
Earthy bead sets!  There is also a tray with rainbow bead sets.  These are my favorite things to assemble.  I think I could do that all day and not get bored.
My customers love copper patina, so I made sure to have plenty of it.  This is only one of the trays of copper patina...yes, there's more!

I still have a few firings ahead of me and I'd like to spend one or two more days making more beads.  I haven't even figured out my entire table display yet.  So much to do and so little time!  I know I'll get it done and make it happen but talk about stress!

Have you ever sold at a bead show before?  Any advice for a first-timer?

Happy Beading!


  1. All your hard work has paid off, wonderful shapes and colors!

  2. All of your hard work has paid off, what wonderful shapes and colors!

  3. I am still making pendants! So much to glaze! And I haven't decided on my table display either! Oh heavens! To the studio... Make more coffee...

    1. I remember thinking at the beginning of the year how we had so much time to prepare! I guess I didn't realize how fast it would all go!

  4. everything looks beautiful & (painstakingly organized) lol
    You will do fabulous at the show - I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you there!
    Go Jersey!

  5. Looks fabulous...wish I could be there!

  6. Looks Great!!! Wish I Could Be There!

  7. I hope you'll have something left on your table by the time I make it there. Bead Fest is truly a fest!

  8. oooooh the are gorgeous! -Wish I was going to be there ;)

  9. Wish I could go! Love those starfish!

  10. I've never been to a bead show, and I sure wish I was going to this one!! VERY cool pieces you have there.

  11. It's all so visually appealing, and that's before you even get to looking at specific beads! It draws you in with the colors and order. I could learn from that!


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