Beads in SF and new Bead Store in Hawaii

Beads in SF and new Bead Store in Hawaii

Post by Codyha » Sun, 10 Aug 1997 04:00:00



At the Whole Bead Show inSF ---
BEST news and fun was seeing my friend Jamie from Oahu, Hawaii.  last
year, we met through a newsgroup posting about beads.  She then came out
to CA to take a lampwork beadmaking class - as a beginner, she was even
brave enough, and accomplished enough, to make a fish murrini cane that
was just as pretty as Leah's!!!!!  Well a year later, she has quit working
for the state government, worked in beadshops and demonstrated
lampworking, and NOW she's opening a beadstore in Waikiki, Honolulu,
Hawaii, near the Ala Moana Shopping Center!  She is going to town.  She's
taking georgeous vintage and lampworked beads there (she's on a buying
trip after the show) --- and she'll be featuring classes there also.  So
it can be a writeoff (check with your tax person!)  if you book a trip to
buy beads/take classes --- I said "right on, as long as I can swim!"
Jamie replied, the beach is right across the street!  I know that beach,
and it's wonderful!!!!  Leah is planning on teaching there by year's end,
I believe - so what could be better?  Learning how to make mermaids,
fishies, aquarium beads in an inspiring setting.  Why go to Hawaii to
learn/buy?  Well you DESERVE a vacation!  And you can stay out of the
sunburn zone from 10am to 2pm by visiting a nice airconditioned shop with
lots of goodies to look at, hold, and maybe buy.  ALOHA!
and more about the Whole Bead Show:
I exhibited marvelous restraint in the face of temptation!  I bought a
georgeous fused pendant made by Bruce St. John Mahr.  It's a scene of
trees and night sky through a misty mountain fog.  He's also got a new
series featuring cherry blossoms and branches against a soft blue & cloud
sky!  And some amber insects, etc.  Buy them at the first booth - Out of
the Blue from Ashland, OR!  
And though I swear I'm a beadmaker, not a bead designer - I couldn't
resist Ava Motherwell's French faceted beads - beeeeauuuutifulllllll!  And
I'm no wirewrapper, so I bought some of those wirewarp headpins (as
featured in a Bead & Button article, I think) of stars, triangles, and
hearts in copper and silver.