June 16, 2011

We came. We saw. We pounded! Bead&Button 2011 Wrap up.

The old joke is really true...We just flew in from Milwaukee and boy our arms are tired! But not from flappin' and flying, but from hammering at the demo table at the 2011 Bead&Button Show.

None of us can really believe that it is over. We had such a nice time meeting old friends and customers and making new ones. We are already thinking about what we are going to do for next year.

Such an amazing show can hardly be described, so let us just have the pictures do the talking. (When such a big show is done, memories seem all jumbled together, kind of like the order of the pictures.)

Let's start at the end. Here is the Beaducation crew in the final minutes of the show with a well-earned drink (that's SODA, Lisa, HA!).

There is Colin showing us the sample of her chainmail that made the poster for Lindstrom tools!

And there is Colin selling those Lindstrom pliers at our booth. (They are perfect for chainmail!)

Kate at meet the teachers with yet another soda!

Lisa and Beaducation Seed Bead Instructor extraordinaire, Laura McCabe.

Putting the last label on the shipping pallet! Break down went like clockwork! 
(That's teamwork for you!)

Lisa and Beaducation super-instructor, Barb Switzer.

Mel and Aisha relaxing before a DELICIOUS meal. (Lisa treats us to such delightful dinners!)

Lisa working the demo table. The shot is a little blurry, but she was moving FAST!

Thanks everyone. Bead&Button is just a fond memory.  We hope that you can join us next year for beads, demos, fun and sodas :).


Terry said...

Lisa we didn't get back to get a picture with you but it was so cool you remembered us from 2010. Terry and Altha

Unknown said...

It looks AMAZING, guys!!!!!!

AlsoMrsB said...

I really wish I could have been there... as a newbie to metal work, I am sure I would have had a great time. I am ordering my first set of stamps, the Wackadoodle lowercase! I can't wait... and perhaps I'll be able to attend next year's show!

angie said...

What a fun crew at Beaducation! Could have hung out at your booth all day...but then I'd have felt like a stalker! So nice to have met you, Kate...certainly didn't expect you to drop everything to give me a hug! Sweet. And, Lisa, I was part of the 'cool glasses group' during one of your demos....what a stitch! This was my first time to Bead and Button and it won't be my last!

Alice said...

How fun!!! Thanks for sharing photos for those of us who didn't get to attend.

KayzKreationz said...

Looks like ya'll had some great fun. Love all the pics.