My second trip to Bead Fest Santa Fe over the weekend was just as I had expected it to be. It's always nice to catch up with some of the vendors and bead artists that I deal with in my day-to-day job here at Jewelry Stringing. And who can resist the lure of that many spectacular beads and gems all under one roof? As usual, the expo and many of the classes were held at the beautiful convention center in the heart of Santa Fe.
Don't tell my boss, but I was looking forward to savoring the cuisine of Santa Fe just as much as ogling all of those jewels! Here, a few snapshots of the weekend's highlights: