After To Bead True Blue, I made a coffee stop and met up with the rest of the Artbeads team at the Best Bead Show. There were a lot of booths in the building and in tents outside. We stopped by Lillypilly Designs to pick up some Tucson Treasures and more for the website.
We also saw some fun ceramic beads, dichroic glass and other handmade glass beads!
It had already been a long day of walking, shopping and talking but it wasn’t over! We went to the exclusive Swarovski Create Your Style party! It was on the outskirts of town with a gorgeous view at a luxurious hotel restaurant.
Here we are all dressed up and ready to party!
Walking into the party.
There was a DJ playing loud dance music, great food, dessert and drinks. It was nice to be fancy for the night. Even the candles on the tables were resting in Swarovski crystals.
Since a lot of us were going home that weekend, it was nice to say hello to those I missed during the week and meet new people! Everyone was genuinely nice and friendly, we all had a great time.
I met Brenda Schweder and Helen Dahms from the Loose Bead Society of Greater Milwaukee.
Here we are hanging out with Kristal Wick and a cactus!
We were exhausted by the end of the night but made a quick stop at an Ihop near my hotel. We were really dressed up for Ihop!
Luckily, I slept in on Saturday. But we weren’t done yet! We shopped and explored at a huge flea market – I saw of lot of gemstones, fossils, crystals and jewelry. The prices were great and there was so much to look at.
I feel so honored to be able to show everyone the Tucson experience! I met wonderful people and was truly inspired by everything. I’m ready to start creating my own jewelry. I recommend you make the trip someday too!