To celebrate my Birthday last year my sister, Angelika, and I decided to attend the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I landed in Chicago on June 5, 2013 and had several hours before picking up Angelika.
In Milwaukee we stayed at an airbnb in a great neighborhood near downtown.
We enjoyed shopping for beads, glass, and supplies.
This is the cool loot I came home with:
The lampwork bead is by Sage Holland and the silver bead is by Anne Choi. The strand of round beads is imported from Germany by Whole Bead Shop.
Angelika and I took a beadmaking class from Dolly Ahles. We learned how to make her watercolor floral bead.
We attended “Lampwork Madness” and got to watch Sage Holland, Beau Barrett and others.
Angelika and I visited the Milwaukee Art Museum, which is an architectural landmark, comprised of three buildings designed by three legendary architects: Eero Saarinen, David Kahler, and Santiago Calatrava.
Here are a few of my favorite pieces of art at the museum:
We enjoyed the Bead and Button Show and liked Milwaukee very much. We went on to explore Door County, Wisconsin and had a wonderful time sightseeing, hiking, eating great food, and shopping at galleries and pottery studios. The fish boil was touristy, fun, and delicious.
We headed back to Chicago and visited Millennium Park, the Chicago Art Institute, and Buddy Guy’s Blues Club.