Yikes, time is sure ticking: here it is Wednesday afternoon already, and Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th I will be joining 25 vendors at the Grand River Bead Society Bead Show & Sale in Guelph. I have heard that the same great cafe as last year will be in operation, so there'll be no need to leave the show to get food and coffee. Plan to stay all day.
Here is a sneak peek of some of the natural colour matte lapis lazuli I will have for you at the show, all from Afghanistan. I will have full strings, as well as more affordable partial strings. There are tiny 2mm x 1mm saucer beads, lots of strings of 2mm and 3mm heishi, to quite large (over 2.5mm/1 inch) tubular and rice shapes both plain and grooved, and chunky trapezoids, these with spacers of Afghanistan jade saucer beads. These are all hand-cut, so sizes will vary, many beads with larger 1-2mm holes, great for stringing on leather.
Thanks for looking -- and see you at the show!
PS: I will be able to take Visa and MasterCard this year.