It seems like just last week I was making tons of beads to fill trays for the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, WI.
Here is a quick shot of some of the table where I had my work (shared a corner booth with Nikki of Thornburg Bead Studio).
I just loved all of the colors on our tables!!!
And Brenda Schweder (Now That's A Jig) had a huge display on the 2nd floor displaying collaborative works from many artists. Loved this one a lot!
I got there early in the morning, and the sun was shining bright through the windows so I didn't get a really great shot of Staci Smith's award winning designs. But they were stunning!!!
After a week of travel to see family after the show, and home to have summer camps starting, I am trying to find the time to make more of these flower inspired mandala beads with multiple colors as they were a huge hit at the show!
And I have some custom work to get underway and had to make sure to recycle some chocolate clay to make sure I have enough ready to go and workable... Break down, spritz, smoosh back together when it is wet enough - messy but fun work!
And here are some of the porcelain see pod collector vases.
Lots went home with people at Bead & Button and I am curious to see if anyone has them hanging yet (or maybe using them for a different project).
The shapes really remind me of tornado funnel clouds as I am trying to figure out a way to categorize them so I can get them up onto my website.
I love that time flies by when you are indeed having fun and have your health...
But I really look forward to some time to actually sit and focus for a few hours at a time instead of a broken up hour here and there. I love the energy of coming back from a show with so many ideas and potential collaborations!
Oh, the possibilities...
I'm off and running! Hope you all are in good health and getting some creative time in!
And maybe an Etsy shop update in a couple of weeks once these are glazed...