ACA Kreations at Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake Spring 2018

This charm bracelet blog announces that Alex Cramariuc of ACA Kreations will be returning to Great Lakes Boutique for Bead Bash on the Lake Spring 2018. He’s bringing something along too.

Back in October we confirmed the dates for the Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake Spring 2018. As a reminder it will run from Friday May the 4th to Sunday May the 6th. Since then we’ve been incredibly busy behind the scenes.

Those of you who follow my personal profile on social media will have seen me teasing various graphics. I’ve also categorically state that you need to be physically at this event. That doesn’t mean we’ll be ignoring our online shoppers. There will still be all of the bead parties you’ve come to enjoy. There will however be some things limited to those attending in person.

Today we’re confirming our first guest and a little bit more besides.

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ACA Kreations at Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake Spring 2018

Copenhagen based Alex Cramariuc is returning to Ohio for Bead Bash on the Lake Spring 2018. Further to that he’s bringing something with him. We will be having our first exclusive ACA Kreations event bead. Everyone who is familiar with Alex’s work knows he produces in small quantities. That’s the nature of the way he works as an artist. Everything is hand produced so huge batches are not viable. As such this bead will be available initially to those attending in store and frankly, we fully expect it to sell out. In the event that any stock remains, they will be sold on a first come first served basis via the Great Lakes Boutique website after the event. There will be no pre-orders, nor reserves on this bead. The only way to be guaranteed this bead is to be at the event.

I’ve had the immense privilege of seeing this bead take shape and it is incredible. Those of you who loved Alex’s older style will find a lot of appeal as it sees somewhat of a return to the roots of his work while simultaneously being an amazing design for Great Lakes.

Alex will be in attendance on all three days and the bead will launch on the Friday!

For those of you wanting to attend, the event is held at the Residence Inn Mentor not the retail store. There are special rates available for those attending the event and it’s a lovely hotel. (Truly the staff are so kind.)

Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake Spring 2018

To say that we’re excited about this would be an understatement. Although Alex has now attended two of the Great Lakes events, he’s never worked with a retailer before. There will be more news involving ACA Kreations and Great Lakes Boutique in the not too distant future.

In closing this wasn’t actually the original reason I was encouraging people to physically be at the event. That announcement is yet to come. Great Lakes have always gone to great lengths to offer amazing event experiences for customers but Bead Bash on the Lake Spring 2018 is going to be the biggest to date. Thus far we’ve given away one all expenses paid trip to a customer and now we’re confirming our first event bead from an artist who has always refused to work with retailers.

As always I love to hear from my readers. Are you attending the Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake Spring 2018? Are you excited for this news? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Karen

    I would love to win the trip to the event this year! It would be an amazing experience to meet the artists and the staff at GLB.

    • endangeredtrolls

      The winner was already drawn on Facebook live some time ago πŸ™‚

  2. SarahWW

    GREAT news! It will be wonderful to see Alex again, and I have no doubt that whatever he is creating for GLB will be fantastic. Good thing I have a little time to grow that money tree. πŸ™‚

  3. Francesca

    I’d have really loved to come (even if from Italy is a looong trip!) and since I have a brother who lives two hours from Mentor it’d have been nice to visit him too, but in that weekend I can’t absolutely leave, for family and work reasons.
    I’m really sad I won’t be able to come! I’d have loved to meet you, Alex and everyone else attending the event. 😞

  4. Alicia S

    Oh boy! Better start saving now! What great news!

  5. Liseth

    You can count me in! I don’t care if it’s my weekend to work, I’m going. I’ll try to find coverage, but if all else fails I’m saving my call offs for this. I’ll show up to work sick and snot nose for the rest of the year if I have to.

    • endangeredtrolls

      That’s the spirit!!! πŸ˜€ It will be worth it, I promise! πŸ˜€

  6. Kim

    Can’t wait! I’m sure whatever Alex is working on will be amazing. That’s so exciting that he’ll be back (although my wallet might not agree- I always seem to spend a lot when he’s around!) πŸ˜€

    • endangeredtrolls

      It’s a really strong design he’s come up with. We’re all thrilled with it. Alex included πŸ˜€

  7. Pippa

    Wow that is very cool!
    It sounds like it’s going to be an amazing event.

    • endangeredtrolls

      We hope so! πŸ˜€ Considering it’s so early in the planning phase, the things we’ve gotten confirmed so far are incredible πŸ˜€

  8. Sonya

    Wonderful news! Can’t wait! πŸ’œ

  9. Lauren

    Oh wow, super exciting news Victoria! Too bad it’s still 6 months out, definitely going to start $aving for that glorious weekend 🀘⚑

  10. Marie & Donovan

    Something to look forward to this spring. It will be great to see everyone again, and so glad that Alex is coming back! Looking forward to see what Alex brings too!

  11. Angela Field

    Just booked a room – feeling excited

  12. Ginny

    Oh, Victoria…I certainly hope the money gods control me between now and then so I can plan well and be there! This sounds amazing!!!

  13. Marisa

    Oh wow that’s wonderful news. Brilliant result for you and Great Lakes!

  14. Kathie from ohio

    At the event, are we limited to one bead per, or can we buy one for our far going friend who cannot attend? I realize this opens up the can of worms for someone buying 15 and there not being any left for other folks who show up later in event, but I’m asking if there is a REASONABLE number per person……

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