I'm off to Tucson on Monday for the gem shows. I'll be at the Tucson Bead Show at the Radisson Speedway in suite 151 where my friend, Kim Fox, is showing her fabulous components and finished jewelry and teaching beading classes. When I'm not helping Kim, I'll be shopping.
When I went to Tucson in 2007 and 2008 I was overwhelmed by all the pretties and the fabulous prices. Much of what I purchased in wild abandon is still waiting to be turned into jewelry. This year, I'm making a list and sticking to it. At least I hope to but some fantastic not-to-be-missed deal might just come my way. So many gemstones, so little time.
In addition to shopping at the Tucson Bead Show, I plan to visit the Bead True Blue, AGTA and GJX shows. There are hundreds of vendors at each show all with wonders to behold. Can't wait!