First up - faux sea glass! Now, we know these are simply etched glass beads that achieve that sand-washed look, but I'm not snob. I love the faux as much as the real stuff and with several booths featuring these beads I'm not alone. You'll find they are the perfect fit for your summer inspired creations. You can find these online at Znet Shows Inc.
The Bead Goes On offered a great collection of classic Hill Tribe designs and beautiful floral pieces. I had to go back for a round two before the show was over.
Beads Direct Online creates these beautiful finishes in his studio. He and his wife are lovely vendors and I highly recommend shopping with them both online or at a show.
Royalwood Ltd. Another big trend I spotted over and over were colorful leather cords in all sizes.
B'Sue Boutiques, one of our awesome sponsors this month, to get the skinny on this new paint. I picked up lots of inexpensive pewter pieces to patina and will give an update later this month.
What did you find at Bead & Button that you'd like to share with our readers? Any trends that caught your attention?