Thursday, June 6, 2013

Beads Glorious Beads!

Bead and Button Show 2012 floral necklace
Detail of beaded necklace

The Bead and Button show is back in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 29-June 10, 2013.  This is a show I look forward to every year, and so I thought I would share some eye candy images with you from previous shows.

Lampwork glass beads at Bead and Button Show
Handcrafted sets of lampwork glass beads

The show features hundreds of vendors selling millions of beads.

Stone beads at Bead and Button Show
Stone beads

Beads of metal, glass, amber, stone, and just about every other material you can make a bead from can be found at the show.

Bead and Button Show silver metal beads
Silver colored metal beads
There is an incredible variety of bead shapes, colors and size.

Sharon Peters handmade glass beads
Handmade glass beads by Sharon Peters

The selection could be overwhelming, but I am up to the challenge.

Ammonite beads Bead and Button Show
Ammonite beads
There are exhibits of beadwork and beads by leading artists, amateur and professional.


Bead and Button Show wisteria necklace
Wisteria necklace

The exhibits include necklaces...

Beaded butterfly at the Bead and Button Show
Butterfly detail in beaded creation


... jewelry, and fantasy creations as well as individual beads.

Beaded butterfly at the Bead and Button Show
Beaded collage
There are bargains from $1 a strand to individual beads over $100, so I pace myself each year, and try to help the economy out.

Bead and Button Show Milwaukee
Bargain hunting at the Bead and Button Show

The Bead and Button show is billed at the largest consumer bead show in the world, and I love it that the show is here in my city each year.


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11 comments:

LV said...

What a glorious place to go. I would dearly love seeing all those bright colored goodies.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is major eye candy!! Thanks for sharing at TTF this week.

Linda

laughing cat said...

I'll be going to the Bead and Button Show on Sunday! Have gone a number of times, and as a beader, I love it!

Cathie

Lenas Trädgårdsrum said...

Lovely colourful pics!
Have a nice day!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow!! I remember making rings and necklaces from beads as a teen... thanks for the flashback!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

What a great show. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
Sherry

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow! How awesome that must have been for you! So many gorgeous patterns and colors! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

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Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

oh wow, my head would be spinning but I'd also be doing MY part for the economy LOL

Natasha In Oz said...

I've seen so many pretty beads! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous post at the Say G’day Saturday linky party.

This week’s linky party has just started so I hope you can stop by and say g’day!

Best wishes for a great weekend,

Natasha in Oz