It was a day for seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Some of the people I had the pleasure of meeting are:
Crystal Mountain Beads: I met Rose Turner, who owns the store with her sister. They have a lovely store in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Please check out their website. Looking at it, wish I could just beam myself over there immediately. They have Zinc beads - yes ZINC - I never even knew such a thing existed. The beads are lead and nickel free. They also have a wonderful assortment of lampwork beads. Rose and I will be talking soon about setting up some classes in her store. Remember, with the Dixon Chick - crocheting is NOT a prerequisite! I will teach you all you need to know to make my signature necklaces.
Canadian Beading Magazine: Oh, I was like a little girl meeting Santa for the first time, when I met Pat Frazier, Publisher and Allison Savage, Editor-in-Chief from Canadian Beading Magazine. Do you remember the awe and excitement that you felt the first time you met Santa? A little scared, want to be on your best behaviour, want to show that you are a good girl? Well - yep, that was me. I am a HUGE fan of this magazine - the ONLY Canadian Beading magazine out there. I am looking forward to having some discussions with them about putting in some wire bead crochet patterns... would you like that? Let me know! And please continue to patronize the magazine, enter their contests, write letters to editor, put ads in the magazine and buying the kits. Aren't the Beading Etiquette articles an absolute riot?
This is a new design I created for John Bead using Preciosa. This picture doesn't do it justice - but it is very blingy!!!