Okay, today I am almost out of control with excitement over going to Beadfest. This will be my fifth year attending, and I’m also working the show for my favorite bead store, Theodora’s. This is the venue at which I first met one of my idols, Kate McKinnon, whose metal clay and beading tips and tricks revolutionized my beadwork. Sadly, she won’t be there this year, but I’m taking a class from Susan Lenart Kasmer, a mixed-media, cold-connection artist, and one from Margie Deeb, the color theorist for beads.
My daughter, Liz will be taking some bead-weaving classes. Both of us are fitting classes in around helping our friend Luke with his booth (Theodora’s Beads). He’s got great deals on gemstones, but I really love the huge selection of Czech glass beads. If you’re at Beadfest this year, stop by and say hello!