Maggie Meister reports in from Tucson

January 31, 2012, 10:24 am  Posted by Lark Jewelry & Beading

A little report from Tucson from Maggie Meister, author of the widely acclaimed Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance: 20 Beaded Jewelry Designs:

First weekend in Tucson! This is paradise!

I have not been to the Tucson gem and mineral shows for four years, and it is so great to be here. My first weekend in Tucson, and I have already blown my budget.

The weather is perfect, and waking up with the views of the mountains is spectacular. The colors here are so different than those on the East coast. I am mentally matching bead color numbers with the purples and greens I see.

The best part is seeing old friends and making new ones. I spent an hour at Sandy Schor’s booth looking at his incredible collection of antique jewelry, and I bought myself a micromosaic smalti filati button. I have wanted this style of micromosaic for many years and can now cross that off my list.

Here are some photos!

Tucson is really a combination of many different gem, mineral, bead, jewelry, and art shows -- and they all bustle.


The micromosaic smalti filati I purchased in Tucson.


I love the colors of the Southwest. Good morning, Tucson!



The best part about Tucson, of course, is seeing friends new and old -- including, here, Julie, Rae, and Sarah!


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