Before class I sit in the lobby at Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, using the free wifi to blog and catch whatever visiting I can. Anna Draeger sat for a moment to catch up. We had taught at the same event in Dortmund, Germany at the Creativa Expo a couple years ago and it was nice to catch up a little. She has just given notice at Kalmbach Publishing, publisher of Bead & Button magazine, to pursue teaching her gorgeous, crystal endowed beadwork professionally.
Stephanie Dixon, aka the Dixon chick sat for a moment. She is a bubbling jewelry designer and is here to once again demonstrate crystal clay<\a> plus, this year is her debut teaching at the Bead & Button Show <\a>. On Facebook her little companion shows up in place of her photo. I love this cranky looking little Poopsie Mc AngryPants.