Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sonoma Bead Show - Great Event
My hats off to Bead Unique and Soft Flex for putting on a great show (which ended Sunday 8-12). The location in Sonoma is off the historic square and in a warm small-town setting. The vineyards along the highway arriving were picture perfect with the vines heavy with grapes as the winerys get ready to harvest the grapes for white wines. The reds will be ready next month.
Not only was there a wide range of classes to take, but there were also entirely free stuff! Everybody loved the "Make It - Take It" and the kids went wild over the little plastic pop beads that they use to make their own jewelry. For new beaders, there were plenty of people to answer their questions and show them the basics. There was even a free (yes FREE) PMC class.
The local Fire Department provided food on the spot and there were lots of tree covered spaces to eat. Many residents came and felt that it was an event with included their community. Needless to say, we'll be back next year.