Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 3 at the Tucson Gem Show

We finished our third day shopping the Tucson Gem show, dragging our aching bodies through booth after booth of beads, spreading our blossoming cold/flu virus that we acquired on some plane. Chances are it was the one to Anaheim, packed with anxious kids ready to meet Mickey! We feel like Mickey stomped the heck out of us with those big black shoes. Mickey, stop already!!

There are incredible things to see here... beads from every material and every country around the world, hand carved, mouth blown, formed from clay far away and plastic polymers closer to home. Metals punched, hammered, pierced, rolled and shaped. Stone and bone, chiseled, carved, sculpted and buffed. All beautiful and the talent showcased from around the world is incredible.

We head home Tuesday afternoon. Can't wait to get started on the new ideas we have in mind. (Yes, we have written them down due to severe memory impairment and dysfunction!)

Karen & Eileen


Susie said...

Hi Eileen and Karen! I am enjoying reading about your adventures in gathering more "must haves". Keep those pics coming.
The Polka Dot Rose

celestina marie said...

Hi Eileen and Karen, So nice to meet you. I have so enjoyed my visit to your blog and what a fun adventure you are on. I would be in heaven at a gem show!!
Amethyst is my birthstone so I love seeing that show and tell.WOW

Have fun~~
Celestina Marie

Patricia said...

Wow! that looks amazing, would love to see that some day.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Get Out!!! I can't believe you are there! Wow! I've read about that and always wondered what that show was like. Thanks for this post. How fun!! Lucky girls your are!
bunny hugs,

Christine said...

Hi Ladies, Glad to see you are having a great time on your most excellent adventure! And I'm sorry you both caught a cold. At least you have sunshine!

Stop by my blog when have a minute because I am giving everyone a little challenge, a contest of sorts.

Safe journey home!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

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You sound like such fun to be around. I am going to follow you around and have fun with you through your blog!