It's good to be home.
We (Melanie Brooks & I) had a little trouble on the way back with a deer on I-94. We were OK the deer & the van both were totaled.
I've taken a few days to chill and now I am back to business.
So first things first,
The show: I had an excellent time. Sales were good. A lot of new stores are carrying my beads. that makes me very happy. It's exciting to think of my little beads in hands all over the country.
My new work went over well. I got to reconnect with some old friends and customers. The only regret I have is not getting to see more of the show myself.
I did get to go the the swinging Tierra Cast party at the Hilton after the show closed. It was awesome & we got to see some of their new line. I am excited to use some of the new components in my work.
I did manage to get out of my booth long enough to pick up some wonderful goodies though.
This lovely silk ribbon from "Silk painting is fun" I wanted to roll around in all the pretty colors. I did restrain myself.
And I made some cool trades with Andrew Thorton of Green Girl Studios (Hey Andrew I still owe you some more beads~)
And then there were these lovelies from Heather Powers of Humble Beads:
I fell hard for these colors. I don't know what I am going to do with them yet, but I promise it will be awesome.
And like always, I had to get something for my daughter:
These are by Clay River Designs.
Actually the betta fish is for my daughter & the orca is for me. (We have 4 bettas and there is always a drama with them. I just nursed Matisse back from the brink of velvet death days before I left for the show- (Betta drama will be for another post some other day. Actually I think they could have their own blog since they seem to have very eventful lives for fish. Too bad they can't type with their little fins. I ain't got the time.)