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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bead & Button Show 2008

Every year I look forward to the Bead & Button Show. I can't imagine the man hours and planning that go into such a big event. My favorite part of the show are the enteries for Bead Dreams. This year "Best of Show" and First place winner from Nagoya Japan: Early Summer Wedding Bouquet The planning and execution of this design was exquisite. I found my friend Nikia Angel at Beyond Beadery booth. Oh boy!!...I went crazy buying crystal in assorted shapes and sizes. Our next stop was see Melanie from Earthenwood Studios. It looks like Melaine and Rosanne are having fun talking about beads. Melanie's booth was treasure trove of wonderful ceramic beads. Melanie designed her costume to coincide with her new line of steam punk beads. Being a Bead Artist and preparing for a show is a lot of hard work. I really appreciate the time and effort they put into creating Art Beads for our adornment and to use in our designs.

I picked up a few hanks of beads at Osiris B.E.A.D.S I think Melanie's outfit influenced my color choices. Wait those are my favorite colors!!

After leaving the show, Rosanne and I stopped by to visit Dona Anderson. It was hard to head back home the next day. It meant the end of my visit. I was really sad to leave my family and head back to New Orleans. It was one of those time that broke my heart to leave. I am glad I brought my Mom home with me!

8 comments:

KV said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time, Bev. And such a haul of beads! Can't wait to see what you do with all of them . . .


Kathy V in NM

Jean Hutter said...

Looks like the Bead & Button Show was a fun time - can't wait to see all of your new creations - I know I will not be disappointed.

enso said...

*sigh* I really have GOT to get to this next year - Milwaukee isn't that far!

Thanks for making me feel like I was there for a sec. That bouquet is amazing.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Oh I know what you mean... those shows have so much to absorb, so much wonderful eye-candy that it is really hard to leave. It just is never enough time to see everything you want to see and meet everyone you want to meet!

Fab Fibers said...

Great pictures sister! It was fun.
I'm planning on going next year, how about you?

No Easy Beads said...

Kathy I had a great time. Thanks!
It will be awhile yet before I get back to beading. I am still visiting with family and melting in the heat!

No Easy Beads said...

enso, A trip to the Bead & Button show is really worth the travel time and venturing in the city.

Rosanne you bet I will be going next year to the show with you!! Got to have my sister time at the show. (((hugs))))

The Lone Beader said...

Wow! That bouquet is beautiful! So flowery and perfect for their magazine covers... :/