Ah, New York, New York!

I love New York. Almost as much as I love beads. I love New York, even when it has been raining for the past 20 days straight and everyone, even the pretzel seller on the corner, is grumpy. And what better excuse for a weekend run to the Big Apple than a bead show? This past weekend was the occasion of the Bead Society of Greater New York’s 20th Anniversary Retrospective. Held at their usual meeting place, the Fashion Institute of Technology, this was a large juried competition and exhibit. In addition to the current entrants, there were several large …