Monday, August 24, 2009

Bead Fest Philly Part 1

It's Monday night and I'm still all smiles about the weekend at Bead Fest!
I have to say, I was all about the people I met and having time to talk shop with beady friends I haven't seen in a while. I am so thrilled that I got to meet Lorelei Eurto, Kelley Wenzel, Jennifer VanBenschoten and so many new etsy friends! And Joan, Marsha, and Darlene you always rock my world! Show attendees were floored by all the wonderful samples, by Carol Dean Sharpe, MaryLou Holvenstot, Lorelei Eurto and Staci Louise Smith. I even sold one of Staci's samples to a super friendly and excited customer.
At one point things even got a little hairy when a row of vendors lost their electric at the same time the PBS Show Beads Baubles and (Gems?) plugged in their camera's to the Convention Center grid via my booth. Smarty pants Kristie just had to have the comment " I think you have to be union to do that, anything happens- I didn't see anything" Hehehe minutes later when the convention center coordinator had choice words for the crew I could have died...
Everyone loved my samples SO MUCH! I owe these 4 artists a huge THANK YOU!
I'm telling you girlies-- I had some pretty bummed looking editors when I said that they weren't my designs. Get on it girls!!! ;-D
Have I ever announced here that there is an Artisan Clay gift certificate for every time one of my beads is published and credited as mine? Just saying....
More on my new Bead Fest Stash to come!
Thanks for all of you who stopped by and said Hello! It was so nice talking to you!
(Mary Jane that means you, too!)


  1. It was great to meet you and see your beauties in person! If only I had had another day, and another envelope of money!
    (Marsha's friend Jenny)

  2. I'm so glad I got to meet you at the BeadFest and am excited to use your donuts that I bought. LOVE your idea of giving a gift certificate every time one of your beads is used/published/credited...that's awesome!

  3. kristie - it was so wonderful to meet you! and am so happy the show was a success... i have valued our cyber-friendship and now have a beautifully animated face to picture when i read your blog or we convo...

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful show!


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