What a great time, but it feels so good to be home. I had a successful show, but I missed the kids so much and am so happy to be with them again.
As I think I wrote before, I was really nervous about doing the Bead and Button show and wasn't quiet sure how I would fit in. Plus being alone in Milwaukee for a couple days (I knew some friends who were there and checked on me ~ Thanks Cris!) it was a really different feeling for me. Overall the show was a ton of fun, and as I think back on it I can see how the Lord really blessed us in every aspect from traveling, the actual show and how our children were taken care of. I have never left them except for when I did the show a few years ago, so this was kind of huge for us. I met new people, people who follow my blog/website (Hi Gina!), traded some beads for beads, sold LOTS of beads, saw lots of interesting people and jewelry, talked to a few new bead stores who want to carry my beads, got a little along time AND an editor from Beadstyle magazine bought a boro flower focal and is hoping to make something with Topaz to publish in the November issue of the magazine ~ how fun!!!!! Attendance did seem to be a little down this year from previous years. My best seller was probably the nugget focals followed by the boro flowers. I sold a lot of those. I didn't sell many bent beads, which I was surprised about because those are my best sellers on the website. Ya just never know what people are looking for.
I did get some shopping done on Sunday and can't wait to make some jewelry with my new beads. I did take some photos for you to see what I bought, because I know that I LOVE to see people's stash's of beads. I will try to post that tomorrow sometime.
A few pictures for you all to see...