At the end of the month, the Tucson Gem Show is returning after Covid caused its cancellation last year. I can't wait to go! Even though I don't really NEED more beads or gems, the show is too much fun to skip. My first stop is always "To Bead True Blue" and "Colors of the Stone". Then I plan to head to Kino and 22nd Street on the following days. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of new items and many old favorites.
The show in 2020 just made it before everything shut down. Most of us weren't aware of the danger that was heading our way. My own trip was a short one because we had just gotten our Pomsky, Tikaan, a few months before. The gem show was one of his first public outings. He did great, but we didn't want to over do it. Plus the hotel that we normally stayed at wasn't pet friendly. It was too late to try to switch hotels, so we cancelled our reservation and limited our visit to a day trip.
I noticed that a few sellers that I usually saw weren't there, but many reasons could have caused their absence. But by 2021 everyone knew about Covid and its dangers. Many countries wouldn't allow, or made it very difficult, for their citizens to travel to the U.S. Some of those problems still exist, of course, but not as totally. I'm especially hoping that the Australians will be able to come. I love their Moukite Jasper.
I'm not going to put my Etsy show on vacation mode. But any purchases made after January 30 will be shipped at the end of the week, on Friday, February 4. This includes the pendant that is the January special. If you use the coupon code "JanuaryBlog" at checkout, you'll receive 20% off of the purchase price.
You can see it in my Etsy shop here. But hurry - the offer ends January 31.