This is the year! The year for Bead & Button! I'm so excited to be attending with some good friends! I have signed up for three classes that seem very fun and enriching. I'll finally get to learn Kumihimo on the Marudai Table and I'm going to expand my Wire Working skills too. I've saved lots of time for shopping and I'm going to attend 2 special events: Meet the Teachers and the Bead Social.
Three years ago when I opened my Etsy shop my goal was to make enough money to afford this trip. I can't claim that profit is paying for the entire event but at least I can now claim that I'm a Wholesale Designer. This trip will help me see the bigger picture of Jewelry Design and put me solidly on the path of a newer brighter future in design and sales.
I attended Bead Fest last year with a good friend and that trip revved my engines for the trip to Milwaukee this year. Next year Tucson!!! I can see that with each event so much knowledge can be gained and shared and I'm so happy to be a part of the Jewelry Design community. I might never become the expert in my specialty but the road I've traveled has been so much FUN!
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