Just a glimpse of the show
Wowzeeee!! My head is still spinning from all
the buzz and activity at this show!
A couple of months ago, when I first
talked to Audrey and Rick (the parents of the
"Down the Street Bead
Shows"), I didn't realize what I was getting myself into.
Not only is this bead show on top of the list for variety, quality, price
and a vast amount of beads, it also has the very best atmosphere.
These people are amazing! The vendors are friendly, the show is well
organized and runs smoothly and it feels like everyone is right at home.
This is an event you do not want to miss. It has so much to offer, and
you can feel the warm vibes coming from all people involved.
Special thanks go to
Rick Baldwin who agreed to let
the Project be a part of their wonderful "Family". Without organizers like
these two, the Love & Peace Project would simply not be able to grow and
take shape at its current pace.
Thank you also goes to all the dealers who dedicated beads and/or donated
beads as well.
Laurie B. Smith
with her amazing lampwork beads, Maria, Becky from Savannah, Audrey, Rick,
Rhonda, Susie, Cristina Romano from
Glass & Gem, Mary from Stuart and Xie Xie to Glory Design. (If I have
not recognized any vendor who helped, please shoot me an email and I'll
happily include you as well. ☼♥☺)
Because of all your help and support, the Love & Peace Project grew by
158 dedicated beads!!
And not to forget Rhonda and Gary, the good folks who embraced me with
their instant friendship and kept my spirits high.
Wondering if we can fill this panel by Sunday night? (Hint:
What a loving selection of beads! Linda Dunn donated these and then dedicated them too. Thank you!
Rhonda "the Saint of Beading Teachers"
Look at this little Ojime pig
Make sure you visit this Gem of a Bead Show (how was that?) the next
time it is near you and be sure to stop by and say hello.
No matter if you are a professional, a beginner, hobbyist or "just" a friend
being dragged along by the already addicted, You Will Find Something Good
Take one of the many classes being offered, shop around for pearls, beads,
lamp work, stringing materials, bead making supplies, ceramic, porcelain,
metal, precious gemstone and so much more. Be inspired by the beautiful work
and materials you see there and fill your heart with joy and your mind with
a new surge of creativity!
- Ingrid Webster
...the cruelty of having choices, - but "oh" ,the fun of
another pretty little bead combo
Each and every single bead carries a lot of meaning and we
hold that memory dear and close to our hearts
...and it all started with a single bead...
Jenny Shibona, Seed bead master extraordinaire!
Here is some of Jenny's awesome work
a close up of Panels #1 and #2
and here are #3 and #4
...after the three day show a rewarding sunset on the way home. Our world is