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, the plethora of tools.
I was told I would be overwhelmed and it was true.
Fortified by beer and a burger I carried on (smart to have a mini-bar in a confined environment full of glitter!).
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.
Brenda Schweder’s collaborative exhibit was mesmerizing.
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!).
Just the display is inspiring.
I am intrigued by her Jig too, but need to compare it to wubbers to see which works best for me.
Next year I may sign up for some classes and demos.
So much to learn!
For now, my loot will keep me busy and inspired.
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.