Registering for Shows at Tucson
Getting Ready for Tucson Gem Shows
Tucson Day 1 with Peggy Li Creations
It was a difficult decision, but I decided not to go to Tucson in 2012. To have a really effective trip, I think you need to have a real game plan (and budget) in place. While I had a blast there, I found myself visiting my usual vendors. They tend to bring more inventory to Tucson due to the size of the show, but since I didn't have a complete gameplan, I was reluctant to spend extra on items I may not have planned for.
I definitely want to return to Tucson, as there is tons of inspiration to be found in every corner of the event. Not just in the amazing materials to be found there, but in the sheer volume of stone mavens and jewelry designers roaming the town.
Alas, Tucson, I will miss you in 2012. Hopefully I'll be back in 2013!