Friday, June 12, 2009
Back from the Bead and Button Show!
Wow! What a trip! This year's Bead and Button Show was better than ever and I had a wonderful time. I went with my dear friends, Stephanie Dieleman (above)(www.stephaniebeads.com) and Kellie Sutton (www.kelliesutton.com) and the weekend was full of laughs, good times and of course, beads!
First of all, I have to brag about Stephanie who was our rock star at the show! Below is a photo of two magazines with her beads on the cover - Bead Trends and Belle Armoire Jewelry! I should get her to autograph my magazine copies before she gets any more famous!
I also have to brag about our dear friend and fellow Firefox - Debra Kallen (www.debrakallenart.com) as she won the first place ribbon in the bead category for the Bead Dreams Competition this year! Way to go, Deb! Look for her amazing box of chocolate beads and her Christmas necklace in Bead and Button Magazine coming up in the months ahead!
After the show, Kellie, Steph and I spent a day in Chicago - what an amazing city! Last year we went down the Magnificent Mile and this time we did a bit more sightseeing. We happened to have lunch right near the Sears Tower so of course we had to go up to take a peek! Look waaaaaay up girls!
The top 103rd floor was closed for renovations so we went to the 99th floor observation deck. The view was breathtaking! What amazed me the most is that this building was completed in 1973 - I was 3 years old then! lol! Ooops! Giving away my age here.....
Heck of a view!
And look who we bumped into in the gift shop at the bottom of the tower? Well hello Mr. President! It was so nice of him to pose for a photo with these crazy Canadian girls! lol!
Well those are a few highlights of the show - my next trip is back to Indiana to Inspired Fire Studio to take a class with the amazing Lucio Bubacco! Can't wait! oh - and in case you are waiting for me to list beads soon - stay tuned! I'm back at the torch and will list new beads over the weekend.
Have a great day!