- NEW DVD Series – Stone Setting with Bezels
- Tube Set Charm by Kim St. Jean
- Prong Basket Pendant by Kim St. Jean
- NEW DVD Series – Stone Setting with Cold Connections
- New DVD Series – Stone Setting with Wire
- NEW DVD Series: Introduction to Stone Setting by Kim St. Jean
- Featured Tool: Bracelet Bending Plier
- NEW Dvd by Eva Sherman
- Fun, Fast Fold Forming DVD Series
- Double Band Ear Cuff from Alex Simkin
2012 Tucson Show Update: Week 4
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home
At least, that’s what I keep telling myself now that I’m back home, away from the sparkle and allure of the Tucson shows!
This week I poked around the TEP Gem & Mineral and its neighbor, at Kino Sports Complex, “The Rock Show” (formerly known as the RV Gem Show; most vendors bring their RV or trailer and set their booth up right in front of it.) Goodness, my eyeballs are still spinning, I think! Take a look at what I found – enjoy! (You can click the pictures to view the full images)
Those pictures above were from the TEP Gem & Mineral Show. Now, take a look at what I found at “The Rock Show,” formerly called the RV Show, at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson!
Ok, it goes against my morals a little bit to show another artist’s work and price tag. But this really struck me and kicked me in the pants. When you need to work and don’t want to get out all your supplies, how long would a little wrapped bead project take you, really? And you can put a little tray of bead pendants out to draw people in to the more quality items in your booth. This reminds me that I have no excuse not to make jewelry, even when I don’t feel creative!
These next 2 rocks are from Jim & Diane Coon from Gem Brite Lapidary:
Roughly clockwise around the edge, starting at the top: 2 big hanks of leather cord for making neck cords (bargain!), a bunch of practice cabs (dyed magnesite), several “good” cabs including my Koroit opal, a jade fish for my father-in-law a guitar pick-shaped mookaite cab, druzy, fluorite cab, orthoceras cab, and a ricolite cab; lots of strands of Chinese crystal beads; Selenite pillars (they really gleam in the light); my knitted heart project; a meteorite I wrapped for my husband. The beads in the middle are wavy glass beads, lots more crystal and pearl beads, and some jade beads, buffalo teeth, finished neck cords, and amethyst crystals. And YES, this all fit in my carry-on!! I had to rush to take the picture, because I’ve already used and given away some of the things I bought – I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist for long!
Although I’m missing Tucson still, I’m consoled by all the treasures I brought back. Did you go to Tucson this year? What were your favorite finds? If you didn’t make it to Tucson this year, what sorts of things are you interested in seeing?