Well today I went to the BWG Bead Bazaar. Never been to one before I did not know what to expect, beads I hear you all shout – yes I know LOL.
What I am always amazed at the difference in price between the seed beads. Most people will say that Japanese are the best but even among the Japanese companies there seems to be a huge difference – there are Matsunos, Miyukis, Tohos to name but three and they seem to range in price from £3-£4 per 100g to £12-£14 per 100g. Is it really worth paying the higher price and I am not even talking delicas here. I got a selection of different types so I can see if there is a difference using them for the projects I use them for.
Then there are Czech seeds which I believe are possibly not as uniform and therefore slightly less expensive. Not that any beads are that expensive in the grand scheme of things.
I came home with a reasonably heavy bag of treasures for about £60 – if that had been nail stuff it would have been in the hundreds LOL.
Here is my haul:
I bought 2 Murano esque donuts.
3 hanks of charlottes
4 different colours of Miyuki seeds
5 lots of Matsunos
And a 500g bag of I don’t know what, size 11 glass seed beads because my daughter liked the colour and they were less than the least expensive 100g ones I mostly buy LOL.
I didn’t stay very long as I was a bit overwhelmed with the ladies elbowing in – it was worse than Next’s sale!
I also wanted home to watch the Spanish Grand Prix LOL.
Sorry Lynda I didn’t stay long enough to meet you but it was really hot and cramped that my blood pressure was rising. Maybe next time.