Monday, June 11, 2012

Bead & Button Show 2012

Well, I have made it home after a fun-filled week in Milwaukee!  I got to meet some wonderful people like Sherry Serafini:

and Melissa Grakowsky Shippee:

And I got to see Marcia DeCoster again!

Here's the view from the hotel room:

I went with my mom and we had dinner at the Calderone Club one evening, it was good food and a nice evening:

Here are a couple of the amazing Bead Dreams Competition pieces, I tried to get the names in there for credit purposes but if any of them don't show and you know who made them, please let me know so I can add the names (I forgot to write them down!)

The one I voted for (came in second!):

The piece that won:

And the best in show piece:

On the way home this weekend, mom and I went to a few antique stores as well:

And I found these for hubby!

As for me, I took 2 classes, one from the fabulous Marcia, assisted by Liz, the Rising Sun. I was the only one who finished in class and she blogged about it here

My second class was with Melissa Grakowsky Shippee, Cosmic Connections:

I also had some time one afternoon while Mom was in class so I worked on Mikki Ferrugiaro's design which you can get here and I finished it yesterday:

Phew, I tried to take pictures, but it all gets so crazy trying to get everything you can in, Hopefully I'll remember to take more next year!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Off to Milwaukee

Well, I'm off to the Bead & Button Show!  Tomorrow technically, but I'm driving halfway there today to meet up with my mother and from there we are heading the rest of the way tomorrow.  I feel like I'm late to the party with all the status updates and blogs and pictures I've already been seeing!  It will be my birthday this week as well, and I am going to have the best birthday this year.  I get to take a Marcia DeCoster class ON my birthday and be in Milwaukee all week!  So until then friends, Adieu!