The Houston International Gem and Jewelry Show is this weekend! WOO HOO! It's a beader's paradise. All sorts of beads. All prices. My favorite is the $1 strands. They are usually all piled together by the time I get there so the hunt is part of the fun. I have a list of stuff I need to look for--lobster clasps, itty bitty spacers, bead caps, phone leashes--but the most fun is finding things I'm not actually looking for. The fantastic bargain. The unexpected treasure. It's a rush.