Tucson or Bust!

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For those of us that create jewelry, Tucson Arizonia during the first two weeks of

Feburary each year is like a Mecca.  There are more than 40 shows of every rock, every crystal, every gemstone and jewelry component that you can think of or dream up!  Its there in all its glory.  So many wonderful accents of interesting people from many different nations, and what bonds us?  The love of the shiny, the rough, the different and uniqueness of jewelry!

This is my third year teaching in Tucson, and it is overwhelming, and exciting, and exhausting and exhilarating!  Its everything all rolled into one adventure!

This year I had two wonderful roomies, Eva Sherman and Melissa Muir!  Each lady was teaching their own classes and we came together in the evening to laugh and eat and be inspired and share our wonderful stories of our classes and yes.... our treasures.

I get so overwhelmed that I forget to take pictures, but here are a few of the jaw dropping delites at JOGS, where I taught for JewelryTools!

And to share some of my student work!  These pictures were made from our Keum Bo class at JOGS, as well as the Scrapbox Cuff!

Oh, how pretty this is! Gold on Silver

Oh, how pretty this is! Gold on Silver

  scrapbox cuff

 

scrapbox cuff

I also taught at The Art Retreat in the Desert, which is a retreat where the attendees are treated like royalty!  There are shopping excursions and nightly cocktails, not to mention a wonderful selection of talented teachers! What an honor to be included this year.

hard at work, getting ready to add gold to their earrings!

It was a blast in 2014!  Looking forward to what 2015 holds in sunny, warm Tucson, AZ!!!!!!