Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tucson -- Finally!

I'm like a kid going to Disneyland -- seems like Saturday can't get here soon enough. Tucson awaits -- as does my niece -- and I just want to see it all. Gems and gems and then more gems -- beads, and beads and then more beads. Hoping for the unusual and the beautiful. Stay tuned -- I'll try to post some pix as I go along. Oh, and if you are wondering, here's a yummy lampwork pink and bronze-brown bracelet I made for Stacey at Pretty, no?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tucson -- Here Comes Tanya

Seems like I have been waiting for the Tucson Gem Show forever. And, now, the time has come. For those of you who don't know about this show -- it is the largest rock, gem, mineral and fossil show -- in the United States and perhaps the entire universe! Spanning the entire month of February and invading every known venue in Tucson -- I could stay for weeks and still not see it all. Even if I could see it all -- I think that would be just enough to push me into sensory overload. This year, my niece will be doing the show with me -- she recently moved to Tucson -- how great is that? Would I be visiting her for two weeks if she lived in Paducah? Not that there is anything wrong with Paducah-- just not sure how high it would be on my list of places to go this year! So Tucson here I come. I thought it would be fun to give you all an insider's peek at the show day by day -- so, Blackberry camera willing, I will be doing daily posts from the niece's rocking new laptop. So keep a look out!