Each year at Bead Fest, Diana Ptaszynski hosts a swap; she pairs us up and we bring 5-7 art beads to swap with our partner. It's a face-to-face event on the Saturday of Bead Fest and always very entertaining and fun! Diana also asks people to contribute to a giveaway, and many people win pretty things.
Here are the beads that my partner, Marsha Neal Minutella gave to me! Not only is Marsha one of the most generous people I have ever met (she actually brings us all chocolate bars to keep our energy up!), she is crazy busy with children, a master gardener, AND she keeps making these crazy wonderful beads!
The ones on the left are her new beads, watercolor styled bead caps. Can't wait to start using them!
As I mentioned Diana also hosts a little giveaway and I was the lucky winner of this gorgeous pendant and linen cord from Mary Welsh Hubbard! Mary and her two girls are a hoot and some of the nicest people I have ever met!
This little get together gives us all a little bit of time to get away from our tables, say hello to each other, and laugh at the entertainment Diana provides! Tomorrow I'll show you the things I purchased at Bead Fest!
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