Thursday, May 17, 2007

Two Shows, then Bead and Button Trip!

I have two shows, and then it's off to Milwaukee, WI for Bead and Button! If you haven't heard of that, it's a HUGE bead show put on every June by Bead and Button magazine. LOTS of handmade glass, among other things. They teach a ton of classes, but I'm only going for the end of the week shopping.

I went a couple of years ago, when I was in the relatively early stages of my business, and went wild buying things. Now that I know a little more about beads and vendors and my business in general, I wonder if it will cause my spending to go UP, or down? I'm hoping to keep my "OMG I MUST HAVE THAT!" muse quiet. At least for a little bit. This time, I made a list of booths that I must see, and will target those first, and then just have fun the rest of the time. Three days, all day, of bead shopping, can you say hey, Hallelujah.


The real highlight of the trip really isn't about the beads -- it's about meeting a bunch of online friends I've made. A number of us have been planning this trip together for months now, and I can't believe it's almost here!


To see what all the beads turn into when they grow up, check out www.lorianderson.net for a peek at handcrafted artisan jewelry.

1 comment:

  1. Your jewlery is beautiful. I tried beading a couple of years ago and loved it. Then I had a hand injury and had to give it up. I miss it......

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