I'm headed to the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee today. This time I didn't take a beading class. Rather, I signed up for a soldering class. I'm very excited. I have all sorts of ideas of things to make once I know how to properly solder a piece. All I will need is the time to do it! My mom is also going. She took a Viking Knit class, where she will be knitting with wire. Interesting.
Tonight is also bead preview night for those who are registered to do some shopping before the show opens to the public. It's nice to go when it isn't so crowded. I can't wait to visit booths by Cynthia Rutledge, Laura McCabe, Anne Choi, Funky Hannah's, Eclectica, Green Girl Studios, Lea Zinke, Kristina Logan, and scads more. It's a big show and by the end of it I always feel a little dazed from all the sparkle and exhausted.
I guess it's lucky that my wallet will be lighter as I drag my tired self from the show.