And the adventure continues. The above picture was taken bright and early in the am, as we were up and at em and ready to shop til we dropped. All I could see was cleavage when I looked at this pic. Ok. Onto the show.
Just one of like a MILLION booths just like this.
This was at the Holidome. Which is H.U.G.E. And there are 10 of everything you could ever hope to see.
I always have to stop and shop a little for Liberace. (aka JinJin) That woman likes her a faux ring!!
And since she couldn't decide on color this time, I suggested a pearl. She liked the idea, so I bought her three!
For my friend, Lisa Tanner. And this is the LAST time I'll be posting an elephant ring. EVER.
I always love to stop at this booth and stock up on my wooden beads.
They also have cloissinier beads. I don't feel like looking that up! Cloy-son-A' . Yeah, like that.
I did end up buying several of these. I think these will be fab colors for the spring colors. I am digging that red violet that's sorta in now.
I had to completely restrain myself from buying this chain. I had already bought 50' of lots of different kinds, namely so I'd have plenty for retreats and classes, so we could all make the same things. But... it was tempting nonetheless.
I so loved all of these printing plates. Not sure what in the world I'd do with them, but I surely do like them.
These are printing blocks too. These are for fabric. Above is more for jewelry/ metal stamping, I believe.
I was channeling FlavaFlav!
There are also booths of just watches and hair accessories, bracelets, and lots of other pre-made things that I basically have no need for.
But IF I had a store, I'd be all over these.
I was also needing to buy chains for when we make ceramic pendants, or when the class is primarily geared toward making a cool pendant, vs the entire chain. In such cases, these would be ideal.
And for kids' classes, I'll need lots of these....
Actually, I couldn't decide, so I left with nothing. Boo.
What is it with me and this Tibetan looking stuff? ! I am just drawn to it.
Bins and bins and bins full of individual pieces of sterling silver. Can you even imagine having to transport and organize all of this stuff?! My right-brained self cannot fathom all of that organization.
It's more in this kind of world! I am all about color! And this picture made us think of our OTs in West Monroe, who have more scarves than I do! And that is a L.O.T.!!
Which eventually fell out in the bottom of my brand new suitcase. NOT COOL.
I bought some super cool coins to add to necklaces with all kinds of other metals.
I totally LOVE these deer horns too! My dad has been saving some of these for me, and I am pretty sure that my friend, Lissy, for whom I will soon be doing a custom class for her friends, will covet and want to use in their project.
River rocks. Love those too.
All of these very, very old relics just light my fire. But because I don't even know what they are or what they may symbolize, and i'd be walking around with something on my neck that I might NOT want to stand for, so I have to defer buying some of these cool old things.
This booth had these awesome leather wrist bands in every color. YUM.
I think these are a little gypsy-esque too. But, I used my will power and resisted. That doesn't happen often.
Every once in a while, we'd find a booth where everything was really inexpensive. I don't recall if this was one of them or not, but I mean, like, these necklaces would be around 20 bucks. And for all that beading and intricate work, I think that is a fabulous price!
ANd these rhinestone bracelets for like, 10 dollars. But, you can't have it all.
After all, I'd say I had already packed my drag along bag pretty snugly! So had Jessi. We had to make a midday trip to the car to unpack before going on. And just like Hansel and Gretel, we had a little path to follow to find our way back. Can you tell where we had been?!
Now that's what you call a heavy bag!!
But it was totally worth another trip inside. Cause, I had to get these, potentially for my pal Lissy and her buds.
Here we have WOLF TEETH and PYTHON vertebrae. I know, I know, you see those all the time. But I don't, so I had to snap a picture.
Above was a great booth with some really good prices.
These we got for 15 bucks. I thought that was super good price! And so, I got myself two!
I resisted the urge to buy myself a hip hugger belt to jangle and dangle when I belly dance!
Close up of my lapis necklace.
Jessi and I found a new booth this year, that became one of our top 5!! We didn't even see it last year. It reminded me a whole lot of Canton.
The owner of this joint had a great way of putting absolute junk together to make it look so cool. In fact, other than having pink hair, she was also wearing a skirt with Barbies hanging off of it.
They clearly were masters of upcycling! And luckily, I have a wholesale number, so we got our treasures at a reduced price.
They didn't want us to take pics inside this booth. Unsure why! But I'd already snapped a few before they let me know that. Oops.
You went around the booth finding all kinds of very unique pieces, then brought them to the line in front, and she would "put it together" for you. I didn't partake. That is taking to fun out of it for me.
And of course, we finished up... right on the money.
So, we slapped on Jessi Mae's Pandora, listened to a little old school House of Pain's "Jump Around" and headed to the next show!!
OOOOOHhh, one more thing! I'll be drawing the first Bingo number tomorrow. So, watch the blog tomorrow evening for day one of that game!! Whoop whoop!!
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