Just the two of us, hanging at the show, talking charms and jewelry and fabricating wonderful things! What fun! I had a wonderful show, met wonderful people and made many new customers. Saying hello again to customers from previous years was a real treat. After all, the Bead & Button show is 10 years old and I have been at every show since the beginning meeting and greeting people who enjoy my work. I was blessed at this show to sell nearly all the jewelry I made, making me feel so treasured and inspired! Thank you a thousand times over to all my lovely customers and friends who made this show the most memorable and best ever! More pictures tomorrow, after this girl does some studio work and ugh - paperwork!
The woman who purchased the center bracelet from me at the show was delighted with her new piece of jewelry and her good comments and wonderful enthusiasm carried me through the rest of the show and makes me smile even at this very moment!
Our booth at the show. I love having my hand in everything that I sell or display in the booth. I made the banners, paint the trays, craft the little signs, decorate the bowls - you name it. I just want everything to be made with the love and joy I feel in creating. There is so much pleasure to be enjoyed in the making of every little thing that I don't want the regular, run of the mill, mass produced anything in my booth.
As much as I loved seeing all my friends and customers at the show; I really loved watching the baby seagulls on the roof just one floor below my window. It was like having a live version of the nature channel! There were three nests on the roof and the twins were closest to us. I could have watched them for hours!