After an all too brief stay in Washington, Bead Biz will head south to Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA. A much bigger and more fast paced event than Madrona, Stitches has many more vendors as well as more classes. It also has more giveaways. If you go, remember to get a ticket for the grand prize drawing every time you make a marketplace purchase. (Pro tip: Bring those sticky address labels you get in the mail and use them instead of writing your name and address on every ticket. That way you only end up writing your phone on each one.)
We have lots to do before we can leave for the west coast including getting together some fantastic new kits. We have 2 new knitted patterns from Lynn Wilson: beautiful lacey beaded shawl and an amazing beaded cowl.