I’m vending at Bead Fest in August, as you know, and I need to be in full Bead Fest prep mode. However, between my other job, my house, my kids and all the day-to-day things that need to be done, it’s hard to get time. Maybe that’s why I’m so obsessed with headpins!
At the end of a beading session, I take my short rods, my leftover stringers, and use my color imagination and make headpins on 20 gauge copper wire! It’s really a lot of fun. In fact, it’s so much fun to me that I may have many many more headpins for Bead Fest than I’ll ever need!
I’ll be using these cute little cups to display them in. You know those cute little orchids in Home Depot, the ones that are mini orchids? Well, they don’t last, and you are left with these little ceramic containers. I plan on getting some floral foam, you know, that green stuff, and stick the headpins in so they are nice and visible. At least, that’s my plan at the moment. I am really challenged when it comes to making a good table display. I think it’s my biggest challenge!
Here’s an example of some of the headpins you’ll be able to find at the market at Bead Fest in Philadelphia August 22-24! Please join me and fellow AJE team members Diana Ptaszynski, Jen Cameron, Jen Davies-Reazor and Karen Totten for shopping. Linda Landig and Lesley Watt may have a few things available for your shopping pleasure as well!