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!


  1. It was another wonderful Bead & Button Show. Great classes & teachers, terrific shopping for supplies and, best of all, time spent with my daughter, Jenn!

  2. Awesome. I'm a new fan and follower and I am a resident of dilworth! I took a beading class and was able to learn some basic techniques... I don't know really anyone aroind.. surious if u would consider teaching me a couple things. There's a couple basic things id like to learn that I didn't get to before I moved here.... Let me know if ud maybe do that. Be nice to meet someone else near me and loves to bead. Ur pretty amazing! Thanks. Search Nicole May Cogger on FB for me. Thx

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