My first full day in Tucson is complete! It was packed full of Swarovski. I can’t complain about that! The Sparkling Make and Takes were wonderful. All of our classes were sold out and we wish we could have let more in. Since everyone loved these designs so much we will be adding them as ideas in our Learning Center soon! There will be a full list of products and instructions on how to make each one.
Right now Tucson is going through the coldest weather in over 100 years! Guess what? Our Make & Take classes were OUTSIDE! Everyone braved the cold and created their own necklaces and bracelets in 45 minutes with Kristal. Luckily we had heat lamps so we could feel our hands through the wind and cold. Big thanks to Kristal Wick, she was amazing!
While I was there I also met Debbi Simon, she was giving a demo and showed us how to use two-part epoxy clay/putty that can be used with Swarovski ELEMENTS to create original pieces! We loved it!
Lilian Chen had a demo right after and she showed us some of her latest designs – WOW! Check out this headband and hair comb she made.
There were gorgeous Swarovski designs by artists from around the world. I thought this rain poncho was interesting…can you imagine someone wearing that walking down the street?
Another favorite of mine was this seahorse – I love seahorses!
Check out the Artbeads 2011 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Facebook album to see more pictures.
We saw the new Spring/Summer 2012 Swarovski ELEMENTS Innovations in person later that night. We can’t wait for you to try them out! The new color, Chrysolite Opal, is stunning and my favorite.
Today will be my first day going to shows. I’m looking forward to getting to the beads!