Wow, Bead and Button is a whirlwind! We got some quality visiting time in with our friends Paula and Teresa
---Paula has a great blog and she always posts lots of pictures! We also had dinner with Wayne and Judie
, and with Joan
, Marty and Yvonne! We dined every night at our fave Italian restaurant--usually we mix it up going to other places too, but our waiter on Wednesday night was so nice that we couldn't be disloyal. Heladio, you're the best!
I did some fun swapping and shopping at the show, Bob Burkett is making some washer-like rings with his beautiful koi and dragonflies on them, I bought several and made them into pendants. --I don't think Bob has a website running right now, but I found a few pieces on ebay
just now and uh, well yes I bought a couple of beads...Bob is currently working with Cynthia at Green Girl Studios
. I've loved her work for a long time but never seem to get the chance to visit with her. Maybe next time, I hope!
Also swapped with Kate McKinnon
; she wanted a pair of Godzilla pmc pieces for earrings, so I picked out a couple of fun necklaces for layering. They look great with Wayne, my pmc froggie! And I got a bag of goodies from Yvonne
that I can't wait to play with. Check out her website, I'm making her a pmc pendant featuring Thatcher, her Cairn terrier, in exchange :cool:.
The Bead Dreams competition was pretty exciting. Joan won first place for her beads, and Wayne took second! Our poor iguana spent most of the show without a ribbon, but on Sunday he was given the People's Choice Award!!!! OMG I was really beside myself, I think Wayne was a little afraid I was going to have a major freakout! But it was just a minor freakout, no bones were broken. If any voters are here visiting the blog I just want to say thank you, this is the first thing I've ever won, I still can't quite believe it's true! But it's true!!!! Wheeeeee!
He's a handsome beast, all right...
And wait till you see what we're up to next...
Whoa! Way to go. I just knew you two had to win an award. Your iguana had such an overwhelming personality. Who could refuse him? He is just too unique. Congratulations.