I visited the Bead Stampede bead show held at Freighthouse Square in Tacoma WA. The group of sellers was small but different enough that everyone should be able to find something.
I found some blue vintage German plastic connectors along with some pretty turquoisey blue beads (I forgot to ask what kind they were) that I plan to use with the connectors. I also found some purple bicone beads.
Then I found some lampwork beads from Lara Lutrick. She had a nice display of Halloween/autumn beads where I found lots of goodies.
I also found a couple of Christimas beads that she had hidden away.
Lara's next door neighbor (they were sharing a table) Lori Bergmann also had lampwork beads and I found a bunch of spacers that I could use with Lara's beads. Lori also had brown spacers which I can never find so those were snapped up quickly. Both ladies are on facebook and are semi-local (they live north of me but not a ridicous distance away) so I think I will be buying more beads from these ladies.
Here's where I ran out of time. It was 4:45 and they close at 5. Not enough time to see what the other two or three vendors had or to revisit the other vendors. I did manage to get in one last purchase from another lampworker, More Than Beads, another semi-local artist. I always enjoy seeing what Donna has been making.
Thanks for stopping and be sure to stop by the bead show if you are in the Tacoma WA area.