I taught 4 classes, and for the first time, I had an Artisan table in the showroom. The table was exhausting but I'm pretty sure I will do it again next year. My students were fantastic. They were all prepared, mostly on time, and respectful of other students.
|Meet the Teachers Bead and Button 2016|
Beading societies are increasingly sponsoring their own retreats. These retreats are usually open to other beaders. The growth of social media has meant that more and more people find out about these retreats and often will attend something local to feed their desire to bead with others and learn. Other commercial retreats are also available beyond Bead and Button. They allow the consumer to make a decision based on location or a cruise. These opportunities result in a destination based choice for a vacation to include beading. In my opinion, all these options, are a part of the slow down at my personal favorite, Bead and Button. Choice is a good thing but has come at a cost.
I hope that Bead and Button will be able to make positive changes for 2017 and beyond to continue the energy that is found at this particular event. I will be there.