Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bead show

The summer trade fair is taking place in Munich this weekend, so off I went early this morning.
When I got there, there weren't alot of people - it was easy to access the booths and look at everything. Well, I looked around and most of the interesting beads - I still have in my stash (come on, admit it, we all have a stash - I think I am a dragon at heart)! But then - I found some incredibly beautiful stuff!!!! Just look!

labradorite, carnelian, peridot, apatite, garnet,
mother of pearl, moonstone, prehnite

rough hewn carnelian and jasper

garnet and carnelian briolettes

gorgeous labradorite and moonstone briolettes

awesome pyrite briolettes and beads

chrysocolla and chrysopras

extreme-bling glass beads

21 comments:

Beverly Herman said...

I love the extreme-bling glass beads. I made crocheted bracelets with the 4mm size. You found great treasures at your show. The briolettes are gorgeous!
Have a great weekend

Valerianna said...

Luscious.... I love the rough-hewn jasper...

Debbie/ Prairie Emporium said...

Awesome beads!!!! I NEED to go to a good bead show HaHa. I would love to though, I think I like buying beads more than making jewelry.

mairedodd said...

well, munich held a treasure chest! beautiful beads... the brios are beautiful... those garnets have a great shape - but the rough hewn? so different and magnificent... you would think differently working with them...

romantic decay said...

WOW! All the beads are gorgeous.

kecia said...

the blingpyrite briolettes and beads and the bling glass beads are the my favorite! soooo pretty!

Createology said...

Ooh very beadilicious! I love the chrysocolla and chrysopras beads you found. Happy creating...

Judy said...

Yummy! I have a thing for briolettes, I just love the labroadorite and moonstone! A new bead stash is always inspiring

Silke said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to see what you create with them... Love, Silke

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Renate, love the rough hewn yummies! Those will be so much fun to make some creations. Thanks for stopping by! Riki

lilylovekin said...

I love beads, and this post especially the mix of colors in the first photo cheered me up. Thank you so much Lorrie

sharon said...

Oh my, I am drooling Renate!... The pyrite is OUTRAGEOUS!! And I loooove the chrysocalla and chrysopras!!

steufel said...

Oh, oh, oh - die Briolettes und die Blings und die...ich freue mich schon auf die Scnmuckst├╝cke, die Du aus den Sachen zaubern wirst.

mermaiden said...

omg- did you get them ALL? i am droolingly envious of your dragon hoard :D

Cindy said...

Renate, what an incredible line up of beads here....oh lucky you shopping for beads!!! Just look at those gorgeous briolettes, rough hewn stones (never saw beads like those before!), the pyrite and the chrysocalla...amazing! I wouldn't know where to start bringing home such a loot!

cat said...

All the beads are beautiful! My fave are the extreme-bling glass beads!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

That is definitely deserving of a mermaid's grotto full of treasures!!! You are blessed!!! Light friend!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Oooo...you found some wonderful stones! I wish I could have tagged along...now I'm longing for some new beauties.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Yikes Hermanita!!

These are so beautiful... eough to make even the sweetest dragon breath fire to protect her stash!! ;) How lucky are you to be able to shop before the crowds moved in!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

PS Did you get the last email I sent had an address on it??

Silke said...

Thanks for the recipe link, Renate! That fig pizza looks wonderful!! We will have to try it. Right now, I am making a fig tart... Hope you are having a wonderful Friday!! Love, Silke

Julie Pishny said...

I love all of your choices and yes we all have our bead stashes. If I could only find an efficient way to store them. Thank you for sharing your choices. Hugs - Julie