Last Saturday I was dragged against my will to go to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana for a school project only to find mass amounts of people and activity all around the front entrance in little booths ran by cute older ladies. Of course my short attention span ran off to view the clusters of texture and shiny things. And after being so confused at the amazingness all around me, I asked one of the cute ladies exactly what type of event this was and I apparently came at the perfect time. I was in the middle of the annual Bead Society of Orange County. So cool. Next year, I will make sure I am carrying cash, so I walk away with more than a few cool pieces of "appliques" that I'm not too sure I know what to do with.