Wednesday, February 8, 2012

And the Winner is.......

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Using Random.org to generate the winner..... And the winner is D O R E N E! Have no fear if you weren't the winner I still have a few pairs of these L O V E L I E S available in my etsy shop. Thank you all so much for entering! It was so inspiring to read all of your stories of how you met your special someone's!
Next W E E K on V A L E N T I N E S  D A Y I'm excited to share with you all how I met my wonderful husband Marquez. It's quite the story!

On to other B U S I N E S S ! This past Saturday I was able to go to the Tucson Bead Show for the
F I R S T time. Mind you this was my first time going to anything like this and I went with a small budget and just the thought that I would be able to get a feel for what these types of things were like. Had no idea how
E N O R M  O U S  this show was! I got there and just N E V E R wanted to leave! Unfortunately I had my two little ones under 4 and my husband in tow so that obviously wasn't a possibility! There were S O many vendors! I probably only saw about 1% of what was there. Overall it was a F A N T A S T I C experience though. I was able to meet a lot of really wonderful vendors with some truly unique vintage pieces! Here's a
F E W of my finds...

 Above: Venetian wire embedded glass from the 1920's I was told these are particularly rare and they are just so beautiful! I bought these along with some yellow, white and dark blue ones from Japan 1940's. I'm just loving them though they need a bit of cleaning! Any of my wise readers have any ideas for that?

 These are so beautiful! I have plans to make them into egg pendants that will be just beautiful for Easter and Mothers Day!

So Fab glass cabs from the 1920's and 40's. I was told that the smaller ones were generally used for mens cuff-links. I think they're just so charming! Not quite sure how I'll use them yet as the sizes and shapes are really unique and its difficult to find bezels that would work with them. Any ideas?

15 comments:

  1. beautiful work.. lovely beads.. all the best to you!

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  2. Beautiful work and love the beads in the last picture from the 20s and 40s - SO COOL!

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  3. pretty pieces!! i like those winning earrings!!

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  4. I'm so jealous of your bead show trip! Looks like you scored some great pieces!

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  5. Congrats to your winner... those earrings are gorgeous.

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  6. Congrats to Doreen. And, aren't bead shows fun? You got some great finds.

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  7. Fun times. Next year we should make plans for lunch somewhere during the Tucson Shows.

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  8. Thank you so much! I can't wait to see the earrings live and in person!!!!

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  9. Congrats to Dorene! Those earrings are so pretty! And the bead show sounds like so much fun!

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  10. congrats to dorene. what a lucky lady!

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  11. Congrats Dorene! Wow, that does sound like a wonderful show! Such beautiful finds!

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  12. uniquecozytreasure - Lucky Dorene. I love those vintage glass pieces.

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  13. The bead show sounds like a lot of fun!

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