Bead freaks, fanatics, crazies-call us what you will, we love
beads. The feel of them, the weight of them, the color, the
texture, the individuality, the way they look all by themselves,
the way they look in a bunch, the way this one changes the look of
that one. Beads glorious beads.
We each have our own tool box full of stuff. We have, of course,
the beads. We have string, wire, clasps, crimps, loops, pins and
tools. Lucky for us, our favorite bead store is walking distance
from our house.
We make bracelets. We make earrings. We make watchbands. Kati is
an expert at hair wraps, with a bead or two included. Kylie's
speciality is decorated salt and pepper shakers. And when Sofie was
in kindergarten, her 100 day poster was covered in 100 beads. I
love when I buy myself a new shirt, and very soon a new pair of
matching earrings will be waiting for me. All I have to do is
figure out what kid to kiss.
Last summer we planned a weekend visit to Milwaukee. Included in
our itinerary was a stop at the annual Bead & Button Show. We
never made it to the art museum, zoo or brewery tour because we
spent the entire time at the bead show. Our feet hurt, but we were
in heaven. The next Bead & Button Show at the Midwest Airlines
Center in Milwaukee is June 3-10. Visit their Web site at www.beadandbuttonshow.com
for more information. We plan to be there.
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