Saturday, January 8, 2011

Trade show treasures

 Yesterday, I went to a trade show in Munich - where my bead wholesalers show their seductive wares.
Yes, I was seduced - easily. Although, in general I found the assortment to be less varied than in past years. But, of course I still found things I apparently cannot live without.










I bought some strands of beads that are quite different from what I would normally choose. Don't know exactly why - must be something my muse wants and she's not saying why. So I will have to wait until she is ready to push me to work. Until then, I get to play with my beads! LOL

31 comments:

sharon said...

I'm drooling all over Renate! I do see different colors for you here, but they are all so beautiful...I am sure you will make something special!

Esther said...

oh wow Renate!! you've found the perfect things to create all over the year!! where your muse will lead you?

Courtney said...

Beautiful stones! I can't wait to see what your muse wants......

steufel said...

Was eine Augenweide - wundervolle Sachen hast Du Dir da mitgebracht! Hoffentlich spricht die Muse schnell, den ich kann es nicht erwarten, die fertigen Sachen zu sehen.

Hopemore Studio said...

Such great treasures! Love the copper washers, I always look but rarely find them...perhaps I need to attend some bead shows!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful! I love the moraccan brown and cream beads

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautiful goodies. Love the labradorite Renate! Have a blast playing with them, and can't wait to see what wonderful things you make. Hugs, Riki

Diane said...

Great finds, Renate. Looking forward to your creations! xoxo Diane

Judy said...

Gorgeous! I love the labradorite, the blue is amazing. Have fun!

lilylovekin said...

Lovely, one must go where their heart takes them. Have fun creating with these beautiful beads. It will be great watching what you come up with.

TesoriTrovati said...

LOVE that labradorite and bronzite and garnet. They are some of my favorites. And those barrel beads with the black and white design are so WOW! I can't wait to see what you do with these!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Inge said...

Ohhh Renate, was für herrliche Schätze - da könnte ich auch der Versuchung nicht widerstehen. Und noch dazu meine geliebten Lavasteine. Bin schon gespannt, was du daraus zauberst. Liebe Grüße aus dem Badischen, Inge
Dir noch einen schönen Sonntag und ich muß gestehen München ist meine Lieblingsstadt.

mermaiden said...

AAH! what a treasure trove! i'm rubbing my hands together for you, and cackling perhaps.
now i shall sit here waiting for you to show and tell your first piece :]

cat said...

Are those really all of the copper washers you purchased? Love the texture on the black beads!
Look forward to your new creations with all these beautiful beads!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

What wonderful treasures you snagged! You'll have lots of fun with all those fabulous beads!

Greer said...

Nice haul Renate!
Let the creativity begin

Lisa said...

it's always good to follow your muse...someday when you use those goodies you'll be glad you bought them...

Debbie/ Prairie Emporium said...

Awesome finds!!! I am so ready to go shopping for beads. Don't need any but still ready to shop.

diane cook said...

These look luscious Renate...especially the garnets!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

You will bring such beauty to the Universe with these! great finds! Blessings friend!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

what a lot of beautiful supplies you found! I love the variety in shapes, colors and texture. I know you will create some beautiful jewelry pieces from them renate :)

SummersStudio said...

Oh, these are yummy selections. Even though these are a wee bit outside of the colours, textures I think of for you, I do see these as a beautiful extension of you. Isn't it fun to have new things to work with?

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

What a wonderful and drool worthy stash! I especially like the chain and the beads in the second to last photograph. You are going to have so much fun with your goodies!

Silke said...

Oh, these are wonderful - I can almost feel their coolness! I love the colors you chose and can't wait to see what you'll do with them... Love, Silke

Cindy said...

Renate, I had to smile as I looked at your pictures. I was looking at the exact sort of beads I would have picked myself! Birds of a feather flock together....as they say, my Round Robin friend. :-)

alteredbits said...

such sheer gorgeousness! i couldn't live without those either. :) i really can't wait to see what you do with such divine tidbits!

thanks so much for the well wishes. i'm feeling MUCH better, though my naturopath thinks i still have a touch of walking pneumonia. after being dead on the couch for weeks i'm not too worried. :) xx

Rebecca said...

HI Renate
Oh, it looks like you did well. Really some beautiful stones you found. Is that labordorite? Love that stone. Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations
Have a great weekend
Blessings
Rebecca

Palimpa Lim said...

Wunderschöne Sachen hast Du Dir da mitgebracht! Ganz besonders gut gefallen mir die Shiva's Eyes, vor allem weil ich mich darauf freue, dass Du sie mit Deinen Schmuckkreationen ein wenig aus der Ecke herausholen wirst, in der sie momentan unverdient stehen. Also esotherisch und symbolträchtig, aber eben eher nicht so fantasievoll verarbeitet. Und die schönen rot-weißen Steine - ist das Jaspis? Überhaupt nicht das, was man bei Dir vermuten würde, stimmt, aber gerade das ist ja das Spannende! Ich bin mir ganz sicher, dass Großartiges entstehen wird, wenn Deine Muse das Startzeichen gibt...!
Alles Liebe!

Oxana said...

Ohhhhh! Gorgeous supplies!!! Thank you very much for your comment! Yes ! This little owl from Summers Studio!
Hugs
Oxana

alteredbits said...

oooh, you smart thing you!! i think you're right about the little mermaid. now i kind of feel bad... but at least someone will want her and give her a good new home, eh?

and you, my sweet, are in the running for the coins. best of luck and thanks so much for the good feelings. :)

Gaby Bee said...

Da hätte ich auch nicht widerstehen können. Tolle Sachen hast du dir ausgesucht, Renate! Besonders gut gefallen mir die rot-weißen Steine. Ich bin schon ganz gespannt auf deine neuen Kreationen!