I won’t be there, but I can identify at least SEVEN people at the retail show who work with small beads, my first love. Most use thread, one uses glue, and at least a couple use a lot of gemstones, but these are all my beady people!
- Thea Fine, Beading Design, booth 913
- Olga Mihaylova, booth 512
- Emilie Pritchard, booth 501
- Valerie Hector, booth 118
- Estyn Hulbert, booth 920
- Jacqueline Johnson, J J Attic, booth 508
- Kathy Wegman, booth 1403
From the American Craft Council website: “It’s a craft show like no other! Join us for our three-day celebration of all things handmade, where more than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers.”
I’ve seen the schedule (I work in the ACC Library), and there’s a lot of wonderful events planned, and opportunities to try your hand at making craft at the Let’s Make Inspiration Stations. Go, look, and shop February 20-22. Stop by the Council booth, and say Dulcey sent you. You, too, could stitch some broccoli.