In southwestern Montana, we don't have huge bead shows like those in Tucson and Philadelphia. Nor would you find nationally known artists who sell their wares or teach classes at these smaller-scale shows. Still, many of us manage to find what we need and want. Luckily I also have access to an excellent bead shop and a few craft stores in the town over from where I call home. So in the end, I can't really complain about smaller venues and fewer shops. Besides, limited options can sometimes help spur creativity, right?
Here are some photos of what ended up in my basket. Clearly the sunny day and my longing for spring inspired a lot of what I chose:
|The green hues|
|Love the colors of the tulip beads|
|Always on the lookout for blue beads|
|A bouquet of spring-colored lucite flowers|
|Some quilter's squares from JoAnn Fabrics|