Monday, June 14, 2010

WOW! Great Show

Whit, Nicole and I arrived on Friday night and started bright and early to work on Saturday morning setting up the masters class classroom. Jerry, Frank, Kevin, Judy and Jane were also there working very hard.

Class started on Sunday. The students were just amazing. This is one of the best classes I have ever had. Nicole TA'ing was just great. The students made amazing beads and picked up making the silver caps very fast. Their beads were great and I saw many of them proudly wearing them at the show! This made me smile big time! The class ran for three days.

Nicole demoing how she gets amazing color out of Double Helix clio!

They worked me to the bone!

At the end of day three Bead and Button had a graduation party for all three of the masters classes. Certificates, ribbons and awards were handed out. Great food and plenty of drinks! A great time had by all! Here is a photo of the beautiful glass bowl awarded to me...

Wednesday morning Whit had to leave to take care of some things at home. I was able to sleep in and get some much needed rest. Later in he day Nicole and I set up for meet the teachers night. IT WAS AMAZING!! I sold 20 of my 30 new bracelets, Jim sold all of his new metal stamp tools and a great number of beads were sold as well.

Preview night of the show opened on Thursday evening and went till 10. This night went extremely good as well.

Friday the show opened at 10 with a bang. We had another good day. Right after the show I headed over to the flame on. This is where lamp workers made pieces that were to be auctioned off the next day for Breast Cancer Awareness. Leah Fairbanks and I did a collaboration heart, actually we made 2 of them. They sold at the auction for $375 and $225 , we were quite happy with that!

Onto Saturday. This day was quite slow for us. Not typical at all. So we thought for sure Sunday would really be slow..... WRONG..... we had some of our largest sales of the show on this day. So overall the show was a great success for us.... Nicole sold a great deal as well! We are all ready looking forward to next year! Well after a week or two of rest that is!

Another great thing about the show is seeing so many great friends and making many new ones. So many of them I only get to see twice a year... but we just seem to pick up right were we left off....

Myself and my dear friend Ilana

I call these three "the three lampateers"

Gail Crosman Moore.... what a wonderful person she is...

I always have a great time visiting with Jeff Barber!

Some of Jeff's great beads!

Wayne Robbins and Lori Greenberg being silly as usual!

Myself and Akihiro from Japan

Rashan offering us some cake!

Myself and Andrew Thorton
I enjoyed the little time that we had to visit! What a nice guy he is!


kathyd said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun with out me !!!
I love all the photo's . some of my favorite people.
some new people too .nice to see you you with andrew , he is such a nice person.
glad you are home !

gail said...

It was GREAT to see you!

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

I had a fantastic time! That is a fun show and everyone makes you feel like family. I cannot thank you enough for making me a part of it!

Andrew Thornton said...

It was great to see you! Wish I had more time to chat. Seems like the only time I got to see you was when I was "on my way to the bathroom" or pushing the stroller for Cynthia. I didn't even get a chance to get one of your lovely beads!!! Next time, I suppose.

Oh! And thank you for your kind words! You're nice also! (So is your Canada friend.)