Reyna’s First Night at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

I finally made it to Tucson after the delay! I arrived slightly behind schedule but was able to meet some wonderful artists and designers on my first night. Last night I went to a party with a couple others from Artbeads at the Tucson Museum of Art. It was beautiful! I had never been to a party like that and I got a little overwhelmed with trying to get there and meet everyone.

First, I met Margot Potter (she looked stunning!) and Kristal Wick. We talked about how excited we were for the Sparkling Make & Takes!

We also ran into Lana May and Irina Wilson, she was wearing her 2nd place necklace design from the What Inspires You? Contest! I LOVED IT!

Irina Wilson, Reyna (Artbeads Marketing Coordinator), Lana May and Cheri (Artbeads Designer)

Time was running out but I was able to meet the wonderful Laura Timmons, a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador and one of my favorite people to work with! Look at her jewelry!

Laura Timmons and Reyna

Right before we left, we also met Andrew Thornton, one of our Design Partners. I’ve always been a fan of his work and blog.

I have to say it’s a weird feeling to meet these wonderful people in person after talking through email for over a year! Everyone is so friendly and outgoing – it makes my job even more enjoyable. They have a passion for what they do and that is something I admire.

Today is Sparkling Make & Takes with Kristal Wick! I’ll be at the Swarovski Showroom all day catching demos and helping out. I’m really excited to share everything from today!

By the way, today the high is supposed to be 40 degrees. I think the weather is nicer back home! Good thing I brought my coat. Don’t forget to follow along on the Road to Tucson Virtual Road Trip for the latest news and updates!


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