Bead Social and Auction Night Sponsored by Rio Grande
Come and chat with old and new friends over coffee and cake, and bring beading projects to show and tell. Join us for a wonderful, casual evening of laughter and fun.
This year's Bead Social is again sponsored by Rio Grande. While you're at the Show, please visit their booth located in the foyer area near the Bead Dreams display on the 3rd floor of the convention center.
Order tickets online now.
Come join us for another energized, and different, Bead Social Evening!
One of the beautiful beaded quilts donated and coordinated through one of our faculty Jeanette Shanigan
We are again combining our Silent and Live Auctions during the Bead Social. Enjoy the double benefits of bidding on something extraordinary and making a generous donation to the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) breast cancer research program. In 2012 with our combined auctions, we raised over $18,000 for breast cancer research.
We'll serve cake and coffee, offer a cash bar, and give away many door prizes from our Exhibitors and Faculty. Seating is limited so order your ticket now! Attendees will receive a special goodie bag compliments of our sponsor Rio Grande.
We'll also give away many door prizes during the evening thanks to the generosity of our sponsor Rio Grande, our faculty, exhibitors, and Bead&Button, Bead Style, and Art Jewelry magazines.
|Many of the items that will be up for auction at the Bead Social were made by the Bead&Button magazine team, along with friends, family and coworkers, as part of the 2013 Bead-It-Forward Project. The video below shows one of the masterpieces that will be available for auction. It was created to resemble one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings.|
The Excellence in Bead Artistry 2013 award will be presented to Laura McCabe during the Bead Social.
The Excellence in Bead Artistry 2013 award will be presented to Laura McCabe during the Bead Social. Laura is primarily a self-taught beadweaver who produces elaborately beaded body adornment that combines Native American, African Zulu, and Victorian beadweaving techniques with modern materials and color schemes. Her extensive work is exhibited in national and international venues. To quote Laura, "Beads and beadwork have, throught time, maintained a universal appeal that links people across cultures and across the ages." Congratulations Laura!
To see more of Laura's work check out http://www.justletmebead.com/.
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