A few of us from Interweave were fortunate to travel to Arizona for the Tucson gem, jewelry, and bead shows. I was one of the lucky ones and added to this jewelry-making adventure, the Creativation show by CHA and a visit to Halstead Wholesale Jewelry Supplies. I saw a lot of Arizona, cacti, palm trees, […]

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These “ghost quartz” amethyst slabs from Arizona are just waiting to be cut into cabochons by the guy who dug this up. Seen here showing it off at the Kino Gem and Mineral Show: John Heusler of Slabs to Cabs was happy to let me take a pic. The white, cityscape-like patterns are the result […]

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Another Tucson is in the books. Attending the Tucson gem shows (or gem, jewelry, bead, mineral, and fossil shows, as some call them) is always such a fun whirlwind, I sometimes forget all the cool jewelry-making supplies and trends I saw until I get back home and review my photos. Take a look back at […]

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Happy, happy, joy, joy! That can mean only one thing! It’s January and the Tucson Gem Shows are starting. Yes! It’s a huge show of international proportions, the largest gem show in the world. In our business, the big question among all of us is, “Are you going to Tucson?” Going to Tucson doesn’t mean […]

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After many years attending the Tucson gem shows, I’ve learned a thing or two! Here’s my best advice to help you have a great time at The Show. 1. Bring your own water (and snacks), and don’t pay $3.50 to $4 a bottle. Tucson is dry and dehydration is prevalent. DRINK LOTS OF WATER. Go […]

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Scouting Jewelry-Making Supplies and More! Soon I’ll be walking the sparkling aisles at one of dozens of gem, jewelry, bead, and mineral shows in Tucson. And I can’t wait! If you’re heading to Tucson soon as well, here are six friendly reminders to help you have a better experience shopping for jewelry-making supplies. Budgets are […]

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It’s almost that time of year again — the annual Tucson gem, jewelry, mineral, fossil, and bead shows start at the end of January and run through the middle of February. If you’re headed for the shows (and I hope you are!), here are a few tips to help you plan: Budget! ·      Count Your […]

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Tucson Bead Show 2015: Products we love

Lucky members of the Jewelry Stringing and Beadwork magazines staff attended the 2015 Tucson Bead Show. Whether you're a seller, a buyer, an editor, or a local, no one leaves this event empty-handed! We're all about the hottest new products when it comes to our magazines, and we got our hands on some fabulous jewelry […]

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