Gathering 2001
Tangible Exchanges

I started attending the (I)SGB's annual conferences in 2000. The first year I shared part of a table with my teacher, and despite a major funk (after seeing the best in the world, it's kind of hard not to) and nearly refusing to sell my beads, I did all right. I even managed to trade a few. By the following year, I was well known enough (and brassy enough) to successfully trade some more beads, though enough folks said no that I'm eternally grateful to the ones who said yes.


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