Monday, June 1, 2009

Day 2 at the Bead & Button Show, and enjoying running into beaders I only get to see once a year: Sherry Serafini (sweet, sweet famed bead embroiderer and beader to Aerosmith), Suzanne Golden (NYC beader that Mary Hettsmanberger calls "visual caffeine"), Merle Berelowitz , June Huber ( no relation), Carol Perennoud , Alice Korach (founding editor of Bead & Button magazine). The photo shows the registration and gathering area for the pre-confernence part of the week, as seen from my floor.
Yesterday I taught the hand felted and beaded bracelet that I am teaching again Tuesday and Sunday. Amanda and Beth finished and said it would be ok to share their pieces in the blog.
This evening's class was an added session of Fireflies at Sunset, which is sold out for Sunday! We recalled together about last year's show and the scary foul weather warnings in Milwaukee. We were forced to the exhibit hall, for our own safety, until the storm passed. Imagine our distress at having to shop for beads from 500 vendors while the storm passed!
Motoko Natsubori, my friend and Japanese interpreter from Hokkaido arrived today and we had a chance to visit. And I had a quick greeting with Saori, owner of Twinkle beads in Germany and editor of a brand new German beading magazine that will be published soon.

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