Monday, July 23, 2012

What are you so worried about?

Ok, so I am going to the annual meeting of my "coworkers" called the ISGB Gathering.  Saturday is the Bead Bazaar where Kim and I will have a table and we will try to sell our little glass beads and murrini to other beadmakers and hopefully a few others who wander in from the local area. 

We've sold beads and murrini at shows before.  This should be the same, right?  Um. Not exactly.  These are our peers.  Our biggest supporters. Our toughest critics. People who know how to do what we do. 

I'm terrified.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Trying to figure out good ways to get easily through security when we fly to Seattle for the gathering.  I have lots of beads to pack and I am going to take them with me as carry-on so I am nervous about it.  Pack too well and it will take forever to unpack and repack.  Don't pack well enough and I will be dealing with breakage.  Such a conundrum. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bead Show Prep

Kim and I are doing the annual bead show at The ISGB Gathering at the end of this month.  This year, it is taking place in Seattle, WA and since I've always wanted to go there, why not? 

I have the answer to that question now.  Panic.  That's why not.  Sheer, blinding panic.  I don't have enough beads.  Not nearly enough beads. 

Production mode has commenced, though...