I just finished updating my Photobucket slide show - http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/librasun59/
I know many of you have probably seen most of these - but since I'm trying to reach some possible new contacts - I'm trying to cover all my bases.
Here's an idea that I'm working on for later on this summer or possibly early fall: A Cool Bead Retreat.
There is a beautiful facility just an hour north of me that is perfect for this - not too pricey - beautiful scenery and walking paths, great rooms for workshops, a top notch chef that will pretty much create your meal to order, and more. I want to hold a bead retreat there, and teach a couple of my original designs in workshop hands on form. I may also have someone do a meditation workshop, and maybe yoga or other healing art. This is still in the talking and thinking stage- I'm still gathering info, talking to other instructors, etc. Other than the biggies for Bead & Button, and the BeadFest in Philly, I don't think there is a good northern midwest retreat and workshop offering. So I am going to create it. I'm getting excited about the possibility. Not sure how soon it will happen - but I am quite positive than I CAN make it happen. And now that the thought is out there in the universe among my beady friends....we'll just see where it may lead....