Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Treasures and Techniques. . .

Last weekend I attended the Art Glass & Bead Show in Madison, WI with my good beading buddy Pam.  What a wonderful show, and a great time!  I wanted to share some pics of a couple classes I took and treasures I found:

Wrap Around Bracelet with Robin Delyea - Fat Cat Beads,
& Free Form Bead Embroidery with Sandi Obertin.

One of the "Make-n-Take" sessions with Brenda Schweder.
Lots of pounding, but ended up with beautiful steel multi-hoop
crystal wrapped earrings.  6 class in 4 hours = great fun!

I simply adore antique buttons, and had to stop by my favorite seller's
booth to pick up these beauties.  I'm participating in a
Button Swap Blog Hop that these will be perfect for!

A fun find at Hobo Glass' booth.  Teresa does incredible work,
and I LOVE the funky flowers!

And finally, the necklace I designed using Julie Nordine - Credit River Art Glass lampwork key and matching beads.  I've always loved Julie's acorns, but her lampwork keys are my new favorite!

What a fun weekend!  I can't wait to design with the other baubles & beads I found, and pratice those new techniques.

Until the next show. . .


  1. must be in town for the next one!!! looks like you two had a fabulous time! miss you!

  2. The necklace you made is awesome. Love the antique buttons, where did you get them?

  3. Your beach vacation looked pretty incredible Natasha, but we definitely missed you. :) BTW, can your girls possibly get any more adorable?? Loved the pictures you shared!

    Thanks Linda! There is a vendor at the Madison show every year, but she isn't on the internet, so I make sure to catch her every time I go. She always has the most incredible buttons! :)

  4. Hi! The key necklace is just beautiful, Mimi. Glad you got those white beads. You should post it on Julie's FB!

    1. I linked to her off my facebook page, and she got to see it. :) Glad you were there to help me pick them out!! ♥