A Quick Trip To Bead Fest Spring

April 20, 2016 , In: Inspiration

Back on April 9th, I took a trip out to PA for the final Bead Fest Spring (don’t worry, the August show isn’t going anywhere).

Snow…in April

When we crossed the NJ border into PA, it started snowing.  As we got closer and closer to the show the weather got worse.  Mother Nature was not kind.

Scenes from the show

In my short 2.5 hours at the show, I was fortunate enough to see some friends including Jenny Davies-ReazorStaci Louise SmithLeslie Rogalski/Sleepless BeaderGreg Ogden/Green Girl Studios, Claudia Warszawski, Linda Escobar Panagopolus and many more!

MyElements by Yvonne

It was also great to see Yvonne Irvin-Faus/MyElements back vending the show!  She brought a TON of her YUMMEEz with her!  I couldn’t resist them!

The Haul

As you can see, I wasn’t lying when I said I couldn’t resist them!  I also came home with goodies from Jenny and some Green Girl pieces.

Ezel Findings Beading Pal

This was the big purchase though.  I FINALLY got an Ezel Findings Beading Pal.  My friend Meg at Bead My Love was at the show and she had a nice selection of them for sale.  I decided to go with hot pink.  I love this thing!  It makes traveling with your bead project so easy and convenient! I’ll be taking this on the bead cruise for my bead embroidery/weaving class.

So this may have been one of the quickest trips to BF Spring ever, thanks to the oddly-timed spring snowstorm.  I’m just glad I got to spend a couple hours with my bead friends.  Looking forward to spending a weekend with them at Bead Fest August!

Diana Ptaszynski

Powered by the magic of all things containing sugar, Diana spends her day making beads out of porcelain and stoneware.  She also enjoys needle-felting, bead embroidery and metalsmithing. A Jersey girl at heart, Diana now resides in Rochester, NY with her husband and three cat children.  You can find Diana in her studio at Made On State, spreading the bead love at Let's Bead in East Rochester or all dressed up at a cosplay event! 
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    Diana thanks so much for sharing your goodies from Bead Fest. I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it this year. Hopefully I'll get there this summer. I love all of your new goodies and can't wait to see what you make with them.

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