Once a year, one of the GREATEST bead shows in America comes to my town.
BEAD FEST PHILADELPHIA!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Sorry. I get a little excited when it comes to Bead Fest. Over 300 booths of jewelry suppliers + 1,000 or so bead hungry women = mass bead shopping chaos.
This is what you see as soon as you walk through the admission doors:
Yeah, lots and lots of shoppers. But after you wrangle yourself through the crowd, this is what else you find:
Millions and billions of BEADS!!!
And the shopping is intense. Women tote around suitcases to store all of their purchases from the day: This is one of the smaller ones I saw...
I saw the world's "almost" longest neckace....
And shelled out a buck for the charity behind the necklace.
I was bead number 12,050. Oh yeah.
Here are my purchases from the day:
I'm currently on a "start saving for real life" spree so I didn't buy as much as I have in past years. I hit up the $1 strand deals, and love what I bought! All this was only $24. Plus, I got free admission to the show (normal admission is $12) so altogether not bad!!!
Can't wait to start beading with it all!