There were also the British Bead Awards finalists to go and coo over - I was particularly impressed by the geometric necklace in the seed bead category which had made fantastic use of bugle beads (which I am always ultra scared to use incase they manage to slice through my fireline!).
So, I hear you ask, what did I buy?
Some faux suede thongs in shades of dark forest green, purple and silvery grey....
An earring display stand which will come in very handy for the craft fair I am having a stall at in November...
I treated myself to a couple of strands of semi-precious beads - these ones are a kind of agate with a gorgeous frosted/matt appearance...
And some more faceted agate rounds...the camera doesn't do these justice as in real life they are a gorgeous deep purple, but this photo makes them look black.
I'm all about embellishment and fringing at the moment so I had to buy these gorgeous crystal rounds and bicones...and some more tiny glass hearts too.
I also bought a bumper pack of silver-lined size 8s and 3mm fire-polished crystals for a potential exciting project I may have coming up...will post more details when I know that things are definitely going to happen as I don't want to jinx it!
With the craft fair in mind, I also bought a few jewellery boxes to display some of my pieces in on my stall.
And finally, these flower findings caught my eye - I think they could work well with my daisy motifs - and whilst I was browsing the same stall I also spotted these tiny glass flowers to add to my flower bead collection.
So that's my purchases accounted for...all I have to do now is find time to bead so I can fill that earring stand come the end of this month!
Thanks for reading