This weekend was the annual Melbourne Bead Expo. Last year was our first time. This year it was at a new location. We did better than last year.
It’s lucky that we pin our bead sets down, the stall next to us had a $180 bracelet stolen.
The plates were also made by mum. We fill them up with rice. People seem to really like it and it helps them to recognise us.
There were quite a few other lampworkers there. It’s great that they all seem to like each other and there’s no competition, unlike some scientists…*grumble*
But despite them learning from pretty much the same person, they each have their own style and prefer to make different things. I got some very pretty beads from some of them. I don’t really plan on making anything, just admire them.