The second reason for going to OC on this particular date, was the bead show! These can be quite overwhelming, especially the first time, or if you have no idea what you are looking for. I had a few items I KNEW I wanted, and vendors I have purchased from in the past. Brad took a few photos of me shopping:
LOTS of crystals:
Chain, chain, chain! I bought some fake "Diamonds by the foot".
I found a few treasures for Christmas gifts, and managed to get through a whole arena worth of booths in two hours!