July 25-29, 2012. Mark that down because those are the dates for the International Society of Glass Bead Makers annual Gathering and this one is being held in Seattle, WA, one of the homes of glass. I think it was the second Gathering I went to that was in Seattle. Good times. All of the best bead makers show up. There are demos and lectures and in the middle is the Bazaar so you can buy beads too. And if you haven’t gone to one of these you really should. Lifetime beadie friendships are made. There are all kinds of fun activities associated with the event too. So wander over to the web site and check it all out. Registration is open…wish I could go. Got that store to run. Darn.
By Cathi Milligan