Portland Gathering Bead Trades
A fine catch...

I've talked a little bit about my trip to Portland, OR, elsewhere; late last year I finally got around to photographing my trades and just now, making them into a web page. I love trading, but didn't get much of a chance to, this year—but I certainly was thrilled with my beautiful new acquisitions.


Anne Stanley of Casco Bay Beads and I took a class from Lisa St. Martin in Alexandria; I'm not certain why the middle portion of this elegant Japanese-inspired bead is out of focus—maybe clear casing frustrated the camera's autofocus? At any rate, the pic doesn't do it justice.


Barrels and silver leaf or foil seemed to be the order of the day, here—we all traded together. Gecko Moon's Roxanne Taylor and I first encountered each other at Boulder, when it rained. And rained. And rained.