Home From Pasadena Bead and Design Show

"create the journey" bracelet

I have been home for a couple of days , trying to catch my breath a little, and getting back on Eastern time!

It is so easy for me to get stuck on western time. Now I am up until 2:30 and 3:30am ! Oh well, whenever I get back from a large show , I am always compelled to go completely through the studio, and do a very thorough cleaning and organizing (since I left it in such a frenzy it looks like tornado damage!)

I taught 2 workshops while I was at the show, and could absolutely KICK myself for not having my camera for them to take pictures of everyone's wonderful work!
I had brought all of the supp
lies for the class down to the booth from the room in the morning ,(this case weighed about 100lbs,one shocked gentleman actually asked if I had a body in my huge case , and I do think sometimes it was actually pulling me rather than the other way around!) and went straight from the booth to the class both times.
These lovely ladies in both workshops worked so hard and had such beautiful results.

If you read this
Lynne, Diane, Susan, Kirs
ten, Helen,
Heather, Judith, Lora , R
obin ,
Elena, Cindi, and Nancy please send pictures of you fashioning your beautiful creations, and I will post them

on the blog. You all were so amazing! I was nestled between 3 beautiful glass bead artists as my neighbors this show.
The first was the talented Kirsten Peters McGrath www.kirstenpmcgrath.etsy.com

As it turns out, she is from where my family used to live, in central California, and is my BFF Barbara's Dad's next door neighbor! (There is a Bacon factor in there somewhere I'm sure).

Kirsten was always working on wonderful creations all weekend and I loved watching all of her fabulous "travel tools"!
My absolute favorite was her glass birds!
And all of the amazing colors.
On my other side was sweet Pamala of Bondi Beads
Wow! amazing detail.
And, across from me this time, was the always lovely Becky Caraco www.beckysglass.com and www.beckysglass.etsy.com

I love her beads, and her finished pieces where she mixes in with wonderful vintage elements like vintage keys.

just me.

Next up...

I will be at the Country Living Magazine FairI am really looking forward to this show. I attended last year just to shop, and it was wonderful. It will be in the same beautiful little repurposed village again this year.
If you get the chance, it is a great experience with both artisans , vintage, and wonderful food. True fall experience in the Mid West. I love it!

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