May 30, 2011

New Beads

Hello there!

Making the beads, making the beads! It's fun and exciting getting ready for the show.  I love seeing stacks and stacks of my favorite beads piling up.  Here are some new things for the show - they are curved cuff beads for bracelets in some awesome summery designs.  I'm super happy with them!
I need to finalize my booth display.  I want it to reflect the themes of the book - so woodland, garden and sea.  Trying to think up the best way to showcase my work that is flattering, eye-catching but not overwhelming.  We are driving to the show this year, so I can bring along a few bulkier display items.  Last year my entire booth packed up into a suitcase!  I still don't know how I managed that.

I can't wait to see my beady friends - that's the best part of the show!  Meeting up with all my favorite bead artists and shop owners.  Seeing my favorite teachery peeps and then meeting old and new Humblebead fans.  If you could see me right now I just did a little dance in chair. 

The best part about getting ready for Bead & Button this year?  Full time help!  Jess is such a trooper.  We've been painting beads into the wee hours of the night.  All this week he will be rolling disk beads.  That's my least favorite part about making beads and he just sits right down and does it for hours at a time.  I think that's what you call true love. 


Hannah modeled my bracelet for me and then walked away with it.  I guess that means it was a hit!

I'm talking a few hours off to spend with my family today.  Bead & Button or not, I must spend time with my dearest ones and make sure they don't feel neglected.

Are you going to Bead & Button?

(Oh, and in case you aren't on my mailing list - and why aren't you?  I'm having this beyond awesome group-on inspired sale until Tuesday or until the 20 vouchers sell out.  I have a few left, grab one while you can!)

14 comments:

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Wow - love those cuff beads! They are fantastic! Have a nice time with your family and have a great week!
Beth

Rebekah said...

I love these new beads Heather! I wish I were going to Bead & Button. * sigh * Be sure to take lots of photos! :-)

Malin de Koning said...

They look fantastic. I wanna use them. Especially the dandelion ones! :-)

quickcer said...

I really like the cuff pendants. So many bracelets ideas, no time to make them!! Wish I could be at the show (need one this big in San Francisco, hint, hint), but my heart will be with you. Have fun and really enjoy the trip.

ladynoble said...

these are AWESOME! can;t wait to see you and your beads at B&B!

lynsey said...

I love those beads Heather, they are really lovely. I wish i was coming to Bead and Button, but i live in the UK, looking forward to seeing all the pics in the magazine though.

Copper Diem said...

that is so pretty! i wish i could go to B&B, but i just consoled myself with one of your vouchers! Yay!

Shirley said...

Oh, you definitely need to be proud of those babies! They are adorable. Love the soft colors. Have fun at B&B.

Mandy said...

That first one is gorgeous!! The color is incredible.

SueBeads said...

Love those new beads, Heather! I wish I was going too! Have a great time!

Jennifer Cameron said...

those cuff beads are gorgeous!

CraftyHope said...

Those are FABULOUS! You've got such a good idea maker on your shoulders!

Gaea said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Gold Charm said...

Very cute bracelet.Like the varied types and styles of braceets and already have a huge collection myself.