Yes, it's true! I'm going to the Interweave Bead Fest in Philly on Aug. 22nd! I'm so excited! More than 325 booths and 2 entire floors of SHOPPING! It's the biggest bead show on the East Coast! I couldn't afford to go to the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee this year. The Interweave Show is more economical for me since I live within driving distance. No plane tickets or hotel bills so I can spend more on beads! Only one drawback... I'm bringing my husband! He'll be my "voice of reason" and my "sanity check"! LOL!
We're going to make a day of it and find a nice restaurant in Philly to have a late lunch/early dinner. Got to get up early and take care of the girls before we go. It'll be a long day indoors for them but I'll give them a frozen Kong with peanut butter to keep them busy while we're gone! I don't like to leave them for more than 8 hours so I'll have to take the fest all in at a steady pace... No lingering for me! If I like it, I'll buy it, as I won't be able to go back around a second time.
I'm looking for some Kumihimo end caps and any decorative beads and fibers to use in the braiding. I have made 3 braided bracelets so far and just love the whole process! I don't think there are a lot of people doing Kumihimo just yet but I could be wrong. It would be nice to think that I'm on the leading edge of something new here in the US. Of course, Kumihimo has been around a long time in Japan!
I need a brand new pair of comfy tenny's for this type of "all-day on my feet" activity! Got to be prepared! Wish me luck! I hope to find lots to snap up and bring home for more creative projects! And maybe my "voice of reason" will have fun, too!
If you're on the East Coast and interested in going, here is a link to the fest:
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