Hi everyone. I’m back from Tucson…not that it was that far away…it’s only a 2.5 hour drive for me. Sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on being in a great glass center like Portland but when the Tucson shows are going on I’m so grateful for where I live.
Anyway, the show was great, especially since it was my first all bead show and I had my own booth. I aimed high for sales and would have been happy to make half of my goal (that’s how I always see it…aim higher than you really want to be) and I exceeded that expectation.
It was great to meet so many people and surprising to me because you know, I’m not that social. I was next to KBGlassworks which translates into: lots of cute young boys that do cool boro. On the other side, Wild Things, who has the nicest Czech glass beads I’ve ever seen.
Across the aisle I got to look at Lucio Bubacco’s gorgeous glass work all weekend as well as his assistant Diego and Esperienze glass. My mom and I couldn’t get the line from the movie Breaking Away out of our heads, “the Italians are coming! the Italians are coming!”
I also met Jamie from the Bead Gallery of Hawaii. She and her family/friends were just plain fun. They have the most gorgeous crystal flower necklace kits.
More will come to mind, I’m sure, as time goes on. I’m just trying to decompress today.