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Great show this year. Here are a few of my favorites.

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XAZ Bead Company, by Amy Mealey has beautiful handmade raku fired beads. The colors are deep and very pigmented.

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My first day at the Tucson Bead Show today. When I go, I go to buy beads and look at Artist’s work. Robert Lopez’s handcrafted artisan jewelry is beautiful.

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To Bead True Blue bead show began today at the Doubletree Inn here in Tucson. I spent six hours there and it was amazing. Here are a few of my favorite vendors.

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Yesterday I spent 3 hours at the bead show here in Tucson. There are people here from all over the United States, and the world, in for this event.

So many things to see, ideas to get and beads to buy. One of my favorites was African Gems. The owner, Edison Lau showed me beads from all over. He has a wonderful selection of sterling silver findings, beads and all sorts of stones, and can be reached at africangems@live.com.

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I also visited The Purse Museum. They have a great exhibit of antique beaded purses, and the items are for sale.

Another favorite was Original Sin Jewelry. Margaret Aden’s designs are unique and she gives classes on her techniques. She is in Vail, AZ.

Crystal Brilliance designer jewelry, by Anna Elizabeth Draeger is great to see too. She has books available on her work and techniques.

Bead Haven, out of Michigan, has beading kits, and great ideas. Diane Sepanski uses glass, metal clay and all kinds of components in her work.

Beads and new ideas are whirling in my head today and I have my purchases all spread out on my table. I am ready to get to work.

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Maku Studios Raku Beads

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Cave Creek Glass Works

Merilou Jenkins original unique designs. Studio: 951-674-2178

Merilou Jenkins original unique designs. Studio: 951-674-2178

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Day One at the Tucson Bead Show I went to the Doubletree Hotel to see the exhibit there. It was great. Below are a few of the vendors I met. If you click on their pictures, it will go to their web sites. From hand blown beads to sea glass, to precious gems, you will find it all here.

Turtle Moon Beads hand made glass beads

Turtle Moon Arts at the Tucson Bead and Gem Show

Turtle Moon Beads hand made glass end caps, USA made

Unicorne Beads at the Tucson Bead Show


Mata Ortiz Jewelry at the Tucson Bead and Gem Show

ZNet Shows Beads at the Tucson Bead and Gem Show

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