I just got done putting in my first wholesale order with Vintaj Natural Brass - WOOHOO! It was so fun to go through the pages and pages of beautiful beads, findings, and embellishments, yet very hard to make decisions as to what I needed NOW and what could wait. I'd take it all if I could. :o)
I'm heading down to a workshop at Vintaj in Galena, IL the first weekend in October, so the timing is perfect. Jess Italia Lincoln will be teaching the workshop, and I am so excited to be working with her. I met her down at the Bead & Button Show in June, and she totally got me hooked on embossing their metal blanks with a Cuttlebug. I actually stopped on my way home from Milwaukee to buy one! It was amazing to watch her demo various techniques, and it will be incredible to have 2 full days with her. Networking with the other participants, and spending some extra time down in Galena is definitely a bonus.
Once that order comes in. . .I'll start filling my Etsy shop!