Designer’s top pics at the Pasadena Bead & Design Show

After two days of crazy shopping at the wonderful Pasadena Bead & Design Show in Pasadena, CA, here are our pics for favorite vendors and what they offered: 1. Beads & Magic Wishes – for their amazing selection of colors in size 15 delica beads. 2. String Bead – where we found steampunk cogs and clock faces for 50 cents a piece!!! 3. Sonoran Beads – SilverSilk. Silver Wire wrapped around tiny, silver or gold beads. The wire comes in some beautiful colors. 4. L.A. Source Gems – out of Alhambra, CA. for their selection of brand new snake skin jasper. 5. Filigree Me for their wide selection of antique brass stampings. 6. Metalz n Beads for Carol’s wonderful help and advice on surface treatment of metal and patinas. You are the “Patina Queen”! 7. The Lipstick Ranch for their amazing copper stampings. 8. And of course, Paula of Paula Radke Art Glass for putting up with us waiting patiently to interview her inbetween her many customers and class students.

Kristine Cherry

Owner of KC Dragonfly.

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