On Friday, May 6th my friend dragged me – kicking and screaming to a bead show. It was the International Gem & Jewelry Show in Marlborough, MA at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. Actually, I couldn’t wait to go, but I wanted to keep my spending low. Something that isn’t easy with all the beautiful temptations at these shows. This was the second show of this type that I’ve attended. Such sparkle! You almost needed sunglasses to walk through the place.
Even though there was a tremendous amount of inventory being hawked at the show, the dealers weren’t selling the type of unusual hand crafted beads I use for my eclectic jewelry. Still, it is amazing to see so many glistening beads in one place.
I really behaved myself. Mostly, I purchased beads I would usually use in my jewelry. The only different purchase I made was a pair of silver hoop earrings for myself. It seems counter projective to purchase earrings made by someone else when I make earrings – however, these are the type of hoops that click closed in the back, and I can’t make that type. They are sort of “work horse” earrings.
What a beautiful day. Not only did I have fun, but the weather was mild and sunny While I waited for my friend to arrive I snapped a few spring pictures.
All in all – an inspiring day.