February’s Beer & Beadz was hosted by Melanie Graham and there was a good turn out regardless of the nasty conditions outside.
Melanie gave us a tour of your studio and glass storage. Wow is Melanie ever organized. As mentioned in the previous newsletter, Melanie is now also selling frit and we got the opportunity to see “the stock”.
One of the things Melanie was very proud to show off was her new ventilation system built by Kirsten’s husband Al. It is quiet, inexpensive and efficient. She demo’d some new CIM colors she’s testing and discussed how she stays on task day after day now that she is making beads full time.
The evening ended with a bead exchange. The theme was “love”, so we were challenged to bring beads that we associated with “love”. There were plenty of hearts but there were also several “lovely” beads.