Each year, gemstone connoisseurs and jewelry enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to Arizona to attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. This year's event ran from January 29th through February 13th, and hosted around 40 different shows. Collectors found great deals on a variety of treasures including stones, beads, finished jewelry, minerals and more. With over 55,000 visitors making the trip to this showcase each year, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is the ultimate destination for anyone who is passionate about beads and jewelry.
When we came back from the Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show, we couldn't wait to show you all the treasures we found! We tucked a few of our favorites into carry-on bags to give you a taste of what was to come. Now the rest are arriving and we're so excited to share them with you! Browse below to see what we have available, and keep checking back to see what's new.
Virtual Road Trip
Be sure to take a look at our Blog
and our Facebook Event Page
to see highlights of this year's event. You'll get to see some of the newest Tucson treasures and may even find some fun surprises to get you ready for Tucson 2012!
Make and Takes
This year, Artbeads.com was a proud sponsor of the Make and Takes at the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Create Your Style Show, one of the most exciting events of the Gem and Mineral Show. Beaders attending this event were invited to attend a workshop, lead by expert instructors, and learn how to make our Parisian Necklace
and Ardennes Bracelet
Events and Classes
Each year we look forward to the events and classes at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show as a prime opportunity to handpick new products and discover new techniques to bring to our customers, and this year was spectacular! We sponsored several classes by donating products and contributing some exciting giveaways and promotional items.
Road to Tucson Sweepstakes
Congratulations to the Road to Tucson Sweepstakes grand prize winner, Diann O. from Florida! She won a trip for two to the 2012 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show that includes airfare, hotel, transportation and a beading class!