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Description from J Yee smart chick: - to have gone to the Puget Sound Bead Festival with my friend Laurel and her neighbor Jackie last weekend - it was a lot of fun for all three of us, we traveled to and from via a big bus that runs between Seattle and Tacoma, shopped to our hearts' content, shared our treasures with each other, and then came back mid afternoon, tired but happy -
and the humming bird represents how I felt there, going to each booth and ooohh-ing and ahh-ing, so much to look at... and my friend Laurel and I actually came back with some $$ left over, such a relief not to have spent over the limits we set for ourselves!! ;)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful pik Joyce. Glad to hear you and your friend Laurel had a splebdid time at the bead feast!

  2. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Lovely pick! So glad you had a successful shopping mission! ;)

  3. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Very pretty, Joyce!! So glad that you had such a good time, found great beads, and didn’t blow your budget!! Great day.

  4. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Thank you, Alice,Gina and Cathy – I surprised myself by NOT buying any gemstone beads, instead I bought lots of specialty czech glass beads – some teardrops, briolettes and lentils, a few tubes of seed beads, and some lucite flowers! ;) :D

  5. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Such a beautiful color palette!
    It’s so much fun to go to a bead show and see everything there is. Have fun creating with your new finds.

  6. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    The image of a hummingbird dipping from flower to flower, seeking the best of treasures, is so vivid, Joyce. Congratulations on your finds and your restraint. Have fun creating…

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Good girl! :-D I’m not sure I could be so restrained when it comes to gemstones! 8O Glad you had fun, bought beads and STILL had $ left over! AND was inspired to create this gorgeous pick! I really like this combo!

  8. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Thank you Jeanne, Chicky Red, and Mary –
    gemstone beads are one of my “first loves”, and I am always drawn by gorgeous strands – one of the vendors there had some strands of very high quality beads, center drilled “marquise” (‘eye’ shaped), they were labeled prehnite (but looked like green tourmalinated quartz), with mostly green color, very little black matrix, and such a divine luscious summer green – I said to myself, that would be just one more strand I might buy, that would sit in my bead box… ;)
    And Mary, glad you like this combo, I am trying out other color combos – I am glad I DIDN’T BUY beads in only my “usual” purple colors – I got seed beads that were mostly shades of green to blue/green/aqua, and one tube of frosted rosaline…
    some czech glass briolettes in a lovely warm pink, some gold lustered purple teardrops, some raspberry czech button flowers, some round coin shapes w/ designs in a lovely glowing periwinkle lilac…

    And Laurel and I are planning another bead shopping excursion next month, down to Shipwreck Beads – they have tons of fire polished beads, czech seed beads, and czech pressed glass, plus much more… so gotta be prudent for now, the rest of this month!! :)

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    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    WooHoo! Congrats on not spending all your money. Now you already have some for your next shopping excursion. Lovely pick Joyce!

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Joyce, what a lovely combo to share the news about your fun time at the bead show!!! VERY impressed at your restraint in spending (or not spending — LOL) your money — I’m sure your wallet & credit cards are sighing with relief!!! ;) ROTFLOL

  11. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Thank you Wanda and Lynn – yep, my poor bead wallet (and credit card) is pretty relieved that I didn’t spend all the $$ I brought w/ me – in previous years, I definitely have spent over my alloted limit, often due to seeing some fab gemstone strands – ;)

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