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.