Apart from making contacts I did some shopping... I got everything on my shopping list and a few things from my wish list.
This is what I bought:-
From Stitch'n'Craft: 15/0 beads, wonderful matte twisted 12mm bugles, and 11/0 seed beads on a hank that I will use in bead knitting and crochet.
From Fine Lines: wonderful red charlottes size 13/0 on a hank for knitting again and two more colours of 15/0s.
From the Bead Merchant: Toho triangles that I have been trying to find forever, they have a crisper profile than the Myuki ones, and 4mm facetted glass beads in 3 colours.
From Geoff Swain: (who only sells at bead fairs) solid 10mm jump rings, facetted oval glass beads, 8mm glass beads in black, facetted and smooth, and purple metallic, royal blue 19mm bugles, wonderful 10mm deepest red facetted glass beads, and some fun oval factted glass pearls... a wonderful haul for £11.
From Margaret and Vanessa: 2 more colours of 15/0s, more 8mm black, facets... Ooops, grey matte glass pearl ovals and 4mm facets in garnet AB, Gunmetal, silver grey and dark blue AB.
From Well Head Books: "Embroidery Beading - Designs and Techniques" by Maisie Jarratt.
Non-online mail order:-
Tel: 0208 208 2232
Lots of fun stuff, metallic thread, coloured wire, embroidery threads and more.
Tel: 01483 473600, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of good bead supplies, great prices on crystal bicones.
Tel: 01745 0824358, email: email@example.com
Textile Related Craft Supplies... lots of beads and embroidery supplies, good stuff for making period purses, felting and silk squares. I could get lost in her stuff.
Tel: 01677 470117, email: Boundlessbeads@btopenworld.com
Wonderful sterling beads and findings, also oxidised sterling (to die for), and some great beads... there catalogue comes on a CD-rom with fantastic photos.
Tel: 01323 891152, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good selection of beads and Art Clay supplies.
The Beadwork Fair
The Beadworkers Guild
The Southern Counties Lacemaker's Fair
Havant Lesiure Centre, Havant, Hampshire
Sat, 20th November 2004, 10-4
Creative Needles Suppliers Day
Victoria Halls, Ash Hill Road, Ash, Surrey
Sunday 5th September 2004, 10-4
enquiries email:- email@example.com
Barbie Campbell Cole
The Bead & jewellery shop
Creative Beadcraft Ltd
Felicity J. Warnes
G J Beads
Glass Beadmakers UK
Images of Egypt
J & J Beads
Joy Helyer Designs
Kay Green's Beads
Mad House Bears
Margaret & Vanessa Beads
The Mineral Warehouse
Nadya Mcelligott (Jewellery)
N. Design (Jewellery)
The Bead Scene
The Bead Merchant
The Beadworkers Guild
The Craft Kit Company
The Crafty Owl
The Daylight Company
The London Bead Co.
The Spellbound Bead Company
Well Head Books