Well, I'm home in one piece from the Bead Show. It was quite an exciting time. I met some wonderful students in the workshops, some editorial staff of magazines, such as Danielle Fox and Denise Peck of Interweave and Pamela Hawkins of Bead Unique. I managed to snag a couple of wholesale orders from Fusion Beads and Bello Modo. I had some wonderful artists around me in my booth area. I'd like to introduce some to you.
This is Karen Ovington. She was my next door neighbor. Karen is a lampworker extraordinaire. I have coveted her beads for some time and decided I had to make a couple of them my own.
These are Karen's beads that are now in my possession. I think James Cameron just excavated them from the ocean's depths.
And, here is the darling Michelle ... a saucy Aussie! We developed quite a friendship during the week. We adopted her ... her maiden name was "Lewis" and she felt like family. She knows more about good Scotch than anybody should!