We're getting ready to participate in the marketplace for the 2015 Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This is one of the most unique events for bead enthusiasts. You can purchase finished jewelry (really, works of art) as well as focal pieces, findings, books, and all forms of supplies. There are also workshops and classes starting May 27th.
We are also submitting a finished piece into the BeadDreams competition, which is a juried competition of bead artistry from artists worldwide. This piece, Three Little Birds, is a collaboration with artist Kim Van Antwerp. Kim created felted forms and the nest around Wayne's glass bird heads. Judie then created the necklace with pearls, handcrafted copper leaves, and beads. If you're attending the show, please stop by BeadDreams and vote for us.
For more information about the show, the classes, and the vendor marketplace, check out the show's website.