Shop 'til U Drop! That's what you do here at Bead and Button. You go up and down all of these isles looking for the best deal to be had or the most unique piece you can find. It's not like a sprint - it's a marathon. And, if this is exhausting I can not imagine what it must be like to be in Tuscon for the mammoth shows. Found in today's purchases were some glass, a new marver for that Lynx torch, and tons of miscellaneous beads and goodies. There are some good deals to be had this year on beads. Less customers and a bad economy equals slashed prices and some bead strands are going for as little as a dollar. No, it's not every vendor - or the prime beads (like Swarovski/Delica/ ToHo). But, if you are willing to do some walking and comparisons there are bargains on temporarily strung beads, even pearls.
One of the best finds didn't come from the show. It came from my friend Mallory Hoffman. She brought this spray for the bathroom called (appropriately) No.2 by Poo-Pourri. It's motto: Spray the Loo Before No 2 and No One Will Ever Have A Clue. What more can I add for us civilized ladies but "Whoo Hoo".
I've rested my tooties and taken some Ibuprofin so I'm going back to bargain hunting and visiting with the glass artists. I started around noon and only made it half way through the show by 4PM. Gheeze Louise. Great AND exhausting fun.