To prepare for the event I made a stack to wear on the day.
So, well prepared I went on my way, excited to see beadfriends and hang out with Frank and Mike.
The little boxes that stand in the middle of the trays are the beads from the Italy collection. These are only available in Italy, but just for this occasion we could look at and purchase them here!
I was delighted to meet beadfriends old and new. I met Cari and Ruth again, we first met at the Meet & Greet with Kit Ohm last January and kept on talking online. And there were a couple of other ladies I know through the Facebook groups, it was so much fun to actually meet and talk to them in real life!
Meeting Frank and Mike again was awesome! This was Mike’s first visit to Europe and the Netherlands and he enjoyed the Dutch hospitality! Frank already let him ride a bike and took him to the cheese shop!
The afternoon flew by and after a lovely dinner we had to say goodbye again.
After I met Mike for the first time in 2015 he asked me for ideas for Dutch beads. I pitched some ideas, this was one of them. I later heard that there would be a cheese bead, but I had no idea about design. When I hosted traveling OhmGnome last year I posted a picture saying “we are ready to say cheese”. Frank was worried there was a leak but I never thought they would use that design idea! I am trilled that this made it into a bead!
If you like to see more pictures you can find them on Ohm beads Meet and Greet Facebook page.