Denise Yezbak Moore is very generously giving away more than $350 worth of absolutely gorgeous beads via her blog. Check out the link above to enter yourself!
In other news, I get to spend a couple days in Champaign with my best friend Beth. This is even better than (and nearly as rare as) bead winning. We had a great time at the Bead and Button Show last week and have decided that two days are not enough. Next year we're making it three days in a row. Hopefully that will allow for time in the evenings to meet up with other beady friends.
I'll post more about Bead and Button in the near future, but forewarning, I didn't take any photos.