After that we unloaded box after box after box. I was amazed at the amount of inventory Arif packed in his truck. I don't even want to imagine the value of that truck I was driving. As I unloaded I shopped. It was inevitable. He had just gone to Inida on a buying trip over the holidays and I had not seen many of the new gems he had. OMG! London Blue Topaz. You. Are. Mine.
In addition to these expensive beauties, I have picked out some pink and blue sapphires, kyanite and more rubies. Add this stash to what I have "earned" working with Arif the last month, and I am set in the way of gems for Zafiro Jewelry shows this year. Now I just need to stock up on chain and a few extra special pieces. It just so happens the vendor I bought my geodes from last time is at the same show. Goddess out of Los Angeles, carries gold dipped gems and geodes that are so beautiful! Also at the show with us is Green Girl Studios, out friends from Asheville.
Ok back to the Only Beads booth. It looks awesome. There is no way I could walk by all these gems without stopping!
The show goes from 10a-6p for 8 days. When the show opened at 10 am Sunday morning we were ready to sell. And sell we did! Although I was so tired at the end of the day I enjoyed helping [mostly ladies] identify and sometimes give design ideas for the gems. Ernesto snapped this picture when both Arif and I were busy with shoppers.