Tag Archives: Bead & Button Show

Inspired by Diane Hawkey beads

Every year the Bead & Button Show offers a Round-robin Make and Take. I had never done one before, but this year the Fly Me To The Moon design struck me, and my friend and I played along. The make & take is $29 for materials, which we paid as we picked out our focal bead […]

JigUFacturer Certification

June was such a whirlwind. Fresh off the Hermosa ArtShow and the EvanstonMade openings I quickly refreshed my Pop Up Gallery inventory to make sure Northwestern Grads would have purple mementos. I also worked on the June 2018: #RadJewelryNTaJChallenge! for Brenda’s monthly Now That’s a Challenge! Then I headed for Milwaukee, to attend the Bead & […]

Road Trip Preparations

June is exciting and exhausting. I just recovered from the Hermosa ArtShow along with the Evanston Art Events this past weekend. I needed some auditory isolation after the onslaught of openings and non-stop music for 2 days. Now I am gearing up for Milwaukee, where I will be teaching at the Bead & Button show […]

Teaching at Bead & Button in June

Next month the Bead & Button Show returns to Milwaukee. I love going bead shopping there, and this year I will also be teaching. This year, Brenda Schweder of Now That’s a Jig! Fame will offer 20 in-booth workshops. The Now That’s a Jig! Booth, number 907, will be teeming with wire designers who will […]

Jigging at the Bead & Button Show

Two years ago I visited the Bead & Button Show for the first time and was overwhelmed. It is amazing how a convention center can have a block worth of bead booths with all of them offering different wares. The plethora of colors and sparkles resulted in me only buying a few strands, since I […]

Exploring Beads & Buttons

This year I attended the Bead & Button show for the first time, and it was a blast. I laughed at Milwaukee’s interpretation of compact cars. My intent was to systematically go down each isle, but there were too many sparklies and bargain tables distracting me. So I meandered and enjoyed the colors, the inspiration, […]