Beautiful stitch markers! I'll bet they aren't too heavy either!
My daughter and I went to the BEAD FAIRE yesterday, at the Tacoma Exhibition Hall. Oy. So many booths I didn't even hit them all!
I bought some new beads for new stitch markers. Like I need more!
They are addicting little projects! I love 'em!
I went to the bead show to find 14kt gold-filled closed jump rings and head pins. FOUND THEM after being bounced around from booth to booth about 10 times. "No, we don't have gold, but go over there, they might have gold..."
Anyway, after I found what I came for (the gold), I could relax and shop for things I didn't come for!
My daughter and I did pretty good at holding it down, but her 2 girlfriends bought bags and bags! One of the booths this year were offering 85% off. Another fine gems and stones booth was offering discounts up to 40%, and Tessa said he's NEVER EVER offered discounts in the past. She said she thinks it's the economy. A string of his pea-sized LAPIS beads were $186-$295. My eyes about fell out of the sockets! I said, "is this string 186 dollars?
" He replied, "why yes, but I can discount that string by 40%"
Well, that isn't in my league either. I only need 10 beads for a set of markers, and the strings of beads must have 50. Oy.
But my price is more like $7 for a string! And I got 3 strings of round stone beads for $7 each, and they're just beautiful!
Almost every booth was advertising discounts 20%-50%. I got my gold stuff for 20%. I bought just the amount I needed, no more.
12 rings and 12-3" head pins.