Bead and Button Show, 2004 in Milwaukee's Midwest Airlines Center

Photos by Lisa Brideau (lisabrideau at

Whoo!  Bead Marketplace!!

Entrance to the Marketplace.... beads ahead!!!

Vendors hawking their stuff:









I got to see Sharon Peters' silly beads in person - they're AWESOME.  They're a ton of fun, very cute.

















Seed beads galore!









Table full of pearls.












Bowl full of tiny wooden animal beads.












Creative dichroic glass sign.













It's hard to take pictures of shiny Swarovski crystal but it sure looks pretty!








Bead Dreams Contest Entries:







Wearable beadwork entry by Heidi Kummli, Nederland, CO












Orange necklace by Ellen Sadler, NY, NY

Blue/green necklace by Louise Hill, Melbourne, FL










Necklace by Caito Amorose












Necklace: Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder by Laura McCabe, Mystic, CT













Vase (far left) by Lisa Phillips, Whitefish Bay, WI

Headdress by Mary Walter, Idaho Falls, ID

Lizard by Betsy Youngquist, Rockford, IL












by Myrle Borine, PA














Owl by Betsy Youngquist, Rockford, IL














Owl detail