Wednesday, June 15, 2011

BTW (bead table wednesday): B & B Edition (bead & button edition)

I figured since it was Bead Table Wednesday, what better way to show off my stash from Bead & Button. Actually, it's the first time I've been able to unpack everything and load some pictures. Oh, and I've forgotten the password for my flickr account so I need to deal with that. Crap! Do you ever feel like you have so many sign-on's and password that you often draw a blank? I mean, they can't all be the same (due to trying to protect your identity). There are those for email, blogger, facebook, paying bills, ordering online, programs at work (the ones that are always forcing you to change every month even)!

I had a great time at B & B, as usual. Here are my goodies from Green Girl Studios, Andrew Thornton, Humblebeads, Glass Garden Beads, Joanne Zekowski, Lisa Peters, Golum Studio, Pam Wynn, Vintaj, Diane Hawkey, Earthenwood. Oddly enough, I didn't buy any strands of beads or stones this year except for the ancient roman glass - I'd been wanting some of that for some time now.
Lorelei Eurto was my shopping buddy, and it was the first time we met in person after being online friends for several years. I was so glad she was able to make it to her first B & B show! I hope it will be an annual trip for her!

The lovely Melanie of Earthenwood Studio. I really want to make it over to the Detroit area where she is going to be a vendor at the Rustbelt Market most all of this summer!

Unfortunately, those are the only "people" pictures I captured. I am so bad at taking pictures, especially when there are so many beads to look at and people to talk to! Baby Richard attended the show this year with me. I was lucky to have my Mom, Sister-in-Law, and Nephew there to help watch after him while I shopped. I felt bad that not a lot of people got to see him (or even hold him) but he is so good at being peaceful in his carrier that I don't dare to disturb him. I'm sure next year he will be more interactive!

"Oh my! I've just spotted some strands at 50% off!"

"Let's go Mom - I am soooo tired!"


Lorelei Eurto said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love that pic of us together!! you got some great things! And you really did a nice job not going NUTS! I imagine that was hard to do!! I definitely want to try to come again next year!

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG, Oh my gosh! Richard is soooo cute, Heather! He is just precious.

I'm pretty sure I found your blog through Lorelei way back, so I think you've known her longer than I have! I'm glad you finally got to meet her in person. I know what you mean about taking pictures. I would have been the same way, those beads are way too distracting, but the pictures you did get are really great! Love the one of you and Lorelei. Your bead stash looks great. Looks like you really spread the love for the beads artists and of course you did! That's the best part of the show!

Pretty Things said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Roman glass? How did I miss that (or you, for that matter?)