Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Back From Tucson!
We just returned from a 5 day whirlwind visit to the annual gem shows in Tucson. I spent most of the day yesterday sorting and cataloging my purchases. I managed to get through the gemstones and some of the silver. Today I will tackle the pearls -- my most serious weakness.
These photos are just the tip of the iceberg! Check out the gorgeous plump labradorite briolettes and the faceted cubes of pink amethyst, champagne quartz, garnets, green amethyst (prasiolite) and deep purple amethyst.
The last photo is a collection of different shapes of smoky quartz that I found on our last day in Tucson. I can't wait to play with those!
While in Tucson I ran into (almost literally!) to one of my etsyBEAD friends, Donna. What a thrill to meet an online buddy in person. I also got together with another etsyBEAD friend, Jenni. It was great to meet these talented jewelry designers in person.