Monday, 17 November 2008

Beads, beads and more beads

Last Friday I went to the Melbourne Bead show in Moorabbin, what a selection available, as you can see I came away with enough to keep me going for quite some time. This is just a small sample of what I bought. I'll have to start making and selling more things to recoupe my costs. It's very addictive, you HAVE to have one of these and one of those and that one over there. Thank heaven it only happens once a year, I don't think I could keep up.

I said good bye today to my last book in our marathon altered book round robin. It's titled 'Faces' and belongs to the very talented Karen. It's now on it's way home after travelling Australia and the US for the past eighteen months. My book should arrive home later in the week. I'm getting very excited. I'll be able to show it to you in all it's glory soon and not little peaks. That being said, the little peaks above are from my pages in Karen's book.


Maria said...

What fabulous beads Ro! I really, really like those turquoise ones :D I can't wait to see what yo produce in the future with these goodies! Looking forward to seeing your book on its return,
Have a great week,

Sam Marshall said...

The beads are luscious!!! The journal pages are beautiful.

Karen Cole said...

oooooola la....those beads look delicious and inspiring.

You two are looking awfully cute in that last post, BTW. :-)

The Blue Plum Shop said...

Oh my gosh! What a great collection of new beads!!! How fun. I bet you can't wait to dig in and start creating.

Chris said...

Don't you love round robins? Those colors are so cool! I love them. And I know what you mean about beads... I don't go to the bead store as much as I used to. Waiting until the charge card is paid off and then... woohoo!

(i'm bad, i know)

sharon young said...

Now that's what I call shopping :-)
Gorgeous bead selection, and as usual wonderful journal pages.

Steph said...

Nice pages ! and wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww those beads are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you will make with them! I went to a gem show last week but it was quite disappointing ..

Dot said...

I could eat those beads Ro! Can't wait to see what you create with them.

And the journal pages are stunning. I can understand you being excited about your journal coming home. What a brilliant round robin.

Dot xx

Anonymous said...

See you are just teasing with the small shots.. what an epic adventure.

Jen Crossley said...

Those beads look amazing Ro I wish I had of gone to the show as well.Cant wait to see what you make

Tara Ross Studios said...

We have a bead show coming up in Seattle this week. Now, I think I have to go!

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh, I wish I could have been there... what an amazing collection of beads! I love the peaks at your art work as well. I can hardly wait to see your books! roxanne

Ann Christine Dennison said...

What a wonderful collection of beads!
And your photos are tantalizing, I am looking forward to seeing more pictures!!!
Sorry I haven't been around recently, life caught up with me and I have not had the time.

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, what an amazing collection of beads. I especially like the turquoise blue ones. I can't wait to see what you create with them.
Your journal pages are marvellous as usual.

Gaby xo

Belinda said...

oh what beautiful beads, how I would love to go to a bead show I would be in heaven.

Joanne said...

Hope your book arrives in the mail on Thursday, see you Thursday night.

Jo said...

Ro...great haul of beads!!!wow, you've chosen some stunning stuff here!
Love the 'detail' book pages.
Enjoy the arrival of your book! Looking forward to seeing some of it.

LDahl said...

Addictive stuff, beads. My sister and I started doing some projects with them a few years ago... now she has so many of them, and all the equipment to make her own "anything" jewelry ...tumblers and lapidary saws, silver, gold, precious gems...etc. We've had great times at shows, but she scares me!!!!:))))

One Crabapple said...

Thanks for the peeks.
Your pages look beautiful.


ohhh my gosh.

I love the bead pictures.

Bead Porn.

I am getting sweaty palms I think.

No but seriously ! ((sorry for the tasteless-ness!)

You got some good ones.

I am itching to dip into them myself !


Joy Logan said...

Your art and altered books are so yummmmmmmmy Ro! Did you ever see what Joyce Scott does with beads? Check her out sometime you may enjoy her.

Jacky said...

Oh Ro... I love the pages for Karens journal. Such rich and vibrant colours and the sari it!!!
The beads are gorgeous (and yes, collecting them is addictive...). There is a beautiful bead shop at Pakenham which is worth visiting next time you are heading out Traf. way. I will give you the address next week. Soooo looking forward to my journal class with you.

Jacky xox

Lysh said...

I was always wanting to get a sneak peek when the books hit Ursula's and Megan's turn. It will be exciting for us onlookers to see... I can only think that it must have a whole heap more emotion for the participants to be ending the journey and receiving their books returned.

Julie H said...

I am finally catching up on blogland and read your last five colour filled posts. I am drooling over the beads and in awe of the variety of work you produce - wish i could do the class with you.

Leslie said...

Oh, the beads . . . the beads! I hoard them along with so many other things. I can't wait to see more than glimpses of those lovely RR books!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Ro.... a feast to fire up that inspiration. Have a fabulous day on Saturday. I'm sorry not to be joining the fun but look forward to seeing Samm's creations next week.
x mandy