Exploring Beads & Buttons

This year I attended the Bead & Button show for the first time, and it was a blast.

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I laughed at Milwaukee’s interpretation of compact cars.

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My intent was to systematically go down each isle, but there were too many sparklies and bargain tables distracting me.

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So I meandered and enjoyed the colors, the inspiration, the plethora of tools.

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I was told I would be overwhelmed and it was true.

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Fortified by beer and a burger I carried on (smart to have a mini-bar in a confined environment full of glitter!).

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But for the first time I was glad I made just a day of it, a quick drive up, though I will ponder whether to stay overnight next time.

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You can see how a multi-day trip looks here, here 2, here 3, here 4.

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Brenda Schweder’s collaborative exhibit was mesmerizing.

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I am trying to track down the book to go with it (a case of “should have bought it there”–update, got it for my birthday!).

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Just the display is inspiring.

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I am intrigued by her Jig too, but need to compare it to wubbers to see which works best for me.

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Next year I may sign up for some classes and demos.

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So much to learn!

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For now, my loot will keep me busy and inspired.

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It complements my inventory nicely-which I will make better mental notes of next time since I wasn’t sure what I had in stock.

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