I visited the Melbourne Bead Expo & Australian Quilt Market, both held in Melbourne last weekend.
At the Bead Expo, there were retailers & wholesalers from all around the country. In addition, the Bead Society of Victoria held their annual Bead Challenge exhibition. The exquisite beaded jewellery displayed was simply stunning.
There was a great selection of semi-precious stones available. Pandora style beads were a favourite as well as the fabulous hand-made glass beads that Pauline Delaney & Bergamin have to offer.
B'Julde, a Queensland-based company, was also there. I believe they have some of the best stones around.