Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Puget Sound Bead Festival 2012

This past weekend, I met my beady friend
Linda Landig at the
 Puget Sound Bead Festival in Tacoma Washington.

I wasn't feeling my best that day but we had a great time just the same!!!
I neglected to take many pictures while I was there but I have lots of beautiful beads to show for it.

It's a good sized show with lots of wonderful booths to shop at.
I picked up some beautiful and unusual goodies.

I spotted these wonderful Carved Coral beads early on from
They were my splurge, we swung around to them after we finished and I picked up a strand,
 Linda liked them too so we split them.

Love these rustic beads from Wynwoods Gallery

I got these from Wynwoods too!
They have a store in Port Townsend too, I hope to make it there one day!

Beautiful Glass Beads from Unicorne Beads
love all the beautiful drops!

You know I love discs, I couldn't resist these beauties from

More from Sonoran Beads, look at those Starfish!!
And those 2 in front are actually bead caps!!!

Wish I had more pictures of the actual event but that's the way it goes.
I'm planning to try to be a vendor next year!

I also brought one of my big trays with some of my copper inventory to tempt Linda even more,
when we got back to the parking lot I popped the car hatch
 and we had fun going through it all and talking about it all!
 We don't get to do that in person very often!

I had a great time with Linda as always
 and spending the day looking at beautiful beads is always a good thing!

I'm also having a giveaway at my blog

Easy to enter, just comment and share!!!
I'm drawing a name at the end of TODAY (July 18)



  1. WOW I am glad you still went even though you weren't feeling that well. What awesome goodies you picked up!

  2. Kristi, it's so nice to see you and Linda together in that photo! : ) And, wow, what beads you found! Just stunning! I'm glad you two had a great time. Next year, I will do all I can to get there too.

    1. It would be soooo awesome if you could join us, Meridy!

  3. Kristi, it's so nice to see you and Linda together in the photo--such lovely ladies you both are. : ) And what beads you found--they're stunning! I so wish I could have been there too, but I will do all I can to get there next year.

  4. I hate to shop (for anything) when I am not feeling well - hope you are better today! What a nice photo of you and Linda! I lived in Poulsbo, WA for three years in the late 1980's...still my favorite place in the WHOLE world! While I love all of that beady goodness that you are sharing here today, I would have LOVED to have shopped from your trunk! Gorgeous copper!!!!

  5. Look at all the goodies you got! Also, your new sticker is awesome :-)

  6. Oh wow! I wish that I had gone this year. I just decided to forgo it as I wasn't interested in any of the classes.


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