Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Dreaming of Bead&Button!
Don’t you hate when you start dreaming about something wonderful, that others are experiencing first hand? Bead&Button Show (see logo below), the largest consumer jewellery and bead show in the world, is currently in progress (June 3 – 13). Many of my colleagues and friends are in attendance, but alas, I am not! Do I have bead show envy? Perhaps! BeadFX instructors, including Amy, Christine, Kelly, Marilyn and Pam (did I miss anyone?), are also teaching at the Milwaukee show! How exciting!!! They join an army of world-class instructors, including many that have led workshops in our very own store (and will continue to do so in the future). Amazing and uplifting! Marianne Kasparian's intriguing "Pods" (also on Etsy and Pinterest). Both photos were downloaded from their Facebook pages, for illustration purposes. Please visit their sites and shops, for more amazing work. Heidi Kummli's entry for the 2016 Bead Dreams People’s Choice Awards (shown below). Laura’s porcelain Crone Face and hands were used in this exquisite embroidered collar. I can’t even begin to guess how many hours of work went into this amazing piece. Do you suppose, if I close my eyes and wish really hard, a Laura Mears cabochon will magically appear in my stash? Plans, such plans!!!