|No cell phones in 1962!|
Although the "storm" turned out to be no worse than gusty rain, I did have some time to create new earrings. Kristi Bowman and I had tables next to each other, so I thought I'd start with a pair of Kristi's marvelous colored copper components.
I topped the copper with some dyed turquoise mother of pearl flowers. At the last moment I decided to thread in some faceted AB coated hematite. It was the perfect finishing touch.
I was pleased with how these turned out and despite the non-storm turn-out, I had a lot of fun at Bead Fest. What could be better than being surrounded by beautiful beads for 3 days (& buying bunches of them), hanging out with beady friends, meeting folks that I had only known online and even meeting fellow Earrings Everyday blogger Cindy Pack for the first time! Cindy is a Washingtonian too. We've talked about meeting before, but have just never pulled it off before this. It was so great to spend time with her in person! So I'll leave you with this picture of Kristi, Cindy & I.
|Left to right: Kristi Bowman, Linda Landig, Cindy Pack|