Saturday, 18 April 2009
For the first time ever, I went to a bead fair this morning. It was the Stitch and Creative Craft Show at the Kings Hall in Belfast. Northern Ireland holds many craft fairs but this is the only beading fair I've come across.
I went along with my sister Louise, who makes cards and scrapbooks, and Alex my 10 year old. Straight through the door and I knew I was a goner! The most amazing bead stall with rows and rows of tempting beauties! I normally buy my beads from a couple of local craft shops or on the internet, but there is nothing quite like seeing beads in the flesh, so to speak.
I had set myself a budget and was very determined to stick to it. So I bought some beads that I just don't have access to normally. Ceramic, millifiori, cats eye, silver foil, glass pearls, seed and bugle beads, metal - I couldn't resist!
After we had a cup of coffee and Louise took Alex off to look at some beginners cross stitch, I went back for a second time and er, bought just as much again!
My husband just told me that my 'head was cut' and went back to the gardening when I got home and showed him all my lovelies. Can't wait to get started making!