There was no love lost when we checked out of our temporary home in Tucson either.
|Days Inn - bad hotel, great view|
Nevertheless, sick or not, I had to shop. The only other shopping i did was at Kamal [in the Holidome] for all my chain. My oh my, is gold expensive! I was in and out. That show was crazy busy and I was in no mood. I also picked up quite a few 24k gold wrapped pieces from Goddess. Every time I went to the restroom I had to pass their booth and...need I say more?
For the gems thankfully, I didn't have to go far. A great selection with the best prices was right there at the True Bead True Blue Show. Only Beads, the booth where I was working:)
I ventured out with some new gems for Zafiro 2011. Pink sapphires, london blue topaz, peridot, golden citrine, black spinel and sleeping beauty turquoise, to name a few. I have many ideas floating around in my head and these little teardrop gems will be so beautiful.
After staring at these all week, I had no desire to check out more shows. But Ernesto and I did take a day to explore the Electric Park Show, which features many geodes, fossils, furs, skeletons/skulls and a plethora of ethnic vendors selling some housewares and other odds and ends. A far cry from the sparkles at our booth.