Berks Bead Bazaar!

Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I took a little overnight break and went to the Berks Bead Bazaar in Reading, PA.  My friends Diana Ptaszynski, Staci Smith and Jenny Davies-Reazor were vending there so I really wanted to go and check it out!  We drove up Saturday, got there about 1:30, stayed at the bead show until it closed at 5, and had a fun dinner at Tokyo Hibachi.  The next morning we decided to leave about 11 because of the monster snowstorm predicted (and btw, we got about 2 inches of snow at home…).

Of course, while I was there, I had to buy some beads!  Here are some photos!

Diana Ptaszynski and her husband Colin, and the beads I got from her – notice the cab!  Can’t wait to get started using these!

 Jenny Davies-Reazor and the beads I picked up from her – 2 cabs – hmmm, is there a pattern here?

 Staci Smith and the great polymer clay beads I purchased from her!  She was there with her daughter Julia, who was also selling her beads!

 An amazing lampwork bird from Patty Cahill – this will probably end up in the permanent gazing collection!

 Some seeds from Twisted Sistah.  There were many many more, but it was literally at 5pm when I was buying these…

 Gorgeous stone cabs!

 This cab is called a doublet – it is a transparent agate on top of turquoise, so the blue shows through!

 Finally, some porcelain from Joan Miller. She put on a great show, from what I can tell everyone had a blast!  Too bad about the weather on Sunday.

Hope you enjoyed my parade of beads and aren’t too jealous!