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Cindy and I had a marvelous time at Bead and Button. As I mentioned before, Cindy surprised me two days before I left by buying a ticket and joining me as my
First I have to tell you -- Cindy made me make a video. I've said I don't like doing blog videos for a number of reasons but well, here you go. You don't know how much I don't want to post this but she thought it would be a good idea. I personally think it's a good example of how being nervous makes me look like a chubby wackadoodle spastic idiot, but well, please be kind.
(Big huge thanks to Kerry Bogert for splicing together all the fuzzy videos I sent her -- my camera isn't the best at video!)
See? I warned you.
It was a lovely trip. Cindy and I met lots of wonderful people, including a friend I met online since my first beading days. I'm afraid of leaving someone out, so please know -- I loved meeting you all, and treasure the memories.
Beadin' Path booth
One of many amazing beads on display in the lobby.
Cindy pinning her city on the map.
What I learned:
1) There's never, ever enough time to look at everything.
2) You may THINK you've gone down that aisle before, but you'll see something new if you go down it again.
3) Don't let Lori have that second glass of wine. Just, don't. Unless you want to see some serious giggling and general ridiculousness happening.
And now, what you've all been waiting for -- the Big Bead Giveaway!
A ceramic pendant from Diane Hawkey, cultured pearls, rose quartz, onyx, goldstone, and darn-it-I-lost-the-tag (but it's a jasper and very cool).
Vintage sequins and a very cool pack of vintage lucite charm drops.
A Green Girl Studios pendant and some large Czech glass earring pairs.
Two strands of Czech glass and some large frosted lucite beads.
A Green Girl Studios bead and a mix of Czech glass Bead Soup.
A Beadin' Path Vinyl Flower kit, fluffy lucite flower petals, and two large lucite flower pendants.
A mix of fluffy lucite petals and leaves from The Beadin' Path and a bottle cap bead (drilled for a necklace) from Glass Garden.
Copper-plated and regular pewter beads.
Vintaj findings, including a pendant I made using their new embosser, and an awesome ImpressArt metal stamp holder by PJ Tool & Supply.
So NINE people will win!
But hey! It gets even better! Not only am *I* having a giveaway, but Cindy is having one, too! So after you leave your comments here, go to her blog by clicking here and comment some more!
1) Comment on my blog
2) Get an extra entry by blogging about the giveaway
Leave me some way to get in touch with you if you don't have a blog!
Drawing occurs Monday, June 20th!