27
February
2006

Consumerism that shines (Stitches West market, part 5)

In my final post about Stitches West (sniff), I’ll show you a few other things that were on sale in the market. There was plenty of yarn, plenty of yarn-related products (patterns, books, needles, other miscellany). There were also a lot of neat buttons (to fasten those sweaters with). And there was a lot of jewelry.

I spent a bunch of time at a booth run by Harlan. A lovable, friendly guy, he took a shine to me right away. He also had amazing glass beads. I’ve seen a lot of lamp-worked beads and his technique blew me away. I saw two matched beads on a rod and knew I had to have them as earrings. He made them for me while I was standing there:

Take a look at his website linked above. The gallery is amazing.

This is a necklace I got from Harlan too:

The other bead maker that we visited quite a bit was Oak Grove Studio. She had a lot of amazing glass, most of it quite large. The best was these spirals. I helped several people buy them:

So, now I’ve been back for a week. I’ve shown you everything. Of course, my trip there has spawned collateral projects and purchases. Plenty to give me lots to talk about here, that’s for sure!

26
February
2006

Letting it loose (Stitches West classes, part 2)

25
February
2006

Consumerism that Rocks (Stitches West market, part 4)

24
February
2006

Consumerism Gone Wild (Stitches West market, part 3)

23
February
2006

More Consumerism (Stitches West market, part 2)

22
February
2006

Thinking Outside the Box (Stitches West, classes part 1)

21
February
2006

Mass Consumerism (Stitches, part 1)

20
February
2006

Stitches Afterglow

20
February
2006

The Rockin’ Sock Club

19
February
2006

On Vacation at Stitches West