Sunday, July 31, 2011
Since Wed. night I have been attending the ISGB(International Society of Glass Beadmaker's) convention here in Louisville. It is held yearly in different regions of the US. This year there were about 300 beadmaker's, men and women, in attendance. As I explained in an earlier blog, this is the chance to see all the new glass, tools, books, jewelry making products, etc. available. It's also a great opportunity to make your billfold very, very thin. I was exceptionally good at that. My justification was, how many times could I actually reach out and touch all these products before I bought them? In the past, I've had to look at a picture on the Internet. This was REAL. So I did my duty and spent. Now I have to follow that up with making some money with all those new products I bought, and that is always the hardest part. There was lots of inspiration there among the beadmakers though, so after a good night's sleep...I'm thinking at least 12 hours, I'm hoping to get on my torch and make some pretty things...we'll see.