2011年3月4日,星期五

Trekking to 图森!

棚架ly, Nina, and Ginny 在 lunch in 图森

来宾留言 米歇尔·布特纳(Michelle Buettner), in which she shares memories and photos from her trip this year to 图森.  Thank you 棚架ly!

图森今年出差了!那就是2011年度图森宝石和矿物展览会!“Tucson”(因为这组节目被如此深地称呼)实际上是整个城市分布了40个或更多节目。作为世界’在最大的年度活动中’我们将在今年找到珠宝,宝石和化石行业的最新趋势和最大趋势’的事件闪闪发光!我告诉人们,无论如何对我来说’s like “类固醇的迪士尼乐园上的珠子/世界上的珠宝迷”! (I have a feeling I might not be the only one who feels this way.) Having lived in 图森 for several years and now, still being only a short 2 hour drive away, the excitement and anticipation of 在 tending each year is almost overwhelming!



由于气温低于城市一段时间以来的水平,因此有许多冰冻的喷泉和浴室管道,更不用说冰冻的珠子,宝石和珠宝了!好吧好吧…so there weren’真的没有冷冻的宝石和珠子…those were actually the HOT items in 图森 this year and, despite the colder temps, folks from all over the world were buzzing around the city –接受它所提供的一切。

与过去几年相比,今年是令人惊讶的混合情况,并且与过去两年相比,今年的心情也乐观而轻松。我今年发现了一些很酷的东西–多面一轮。我注意到了这么多股各种各样的大刻面圆形珠子-碧玉,石英,玛瑙–他们很漂亮,摸起来很棒! (啊,你们所有的珠宝迷也完全明白我说的意思,不要’t ya!?!)



The trend towards base metals like copper and brass, as well as colored craft wires and other items of this sort has been on the rise for the past two or three years during the 图森 shows, but due to the drastically rapid rise in silver and gold prices recently, alternative metals seemed to shine a bit more brightly this year than in past. Not only were there alternative metals 在 every corner this year, but ribbons and cords of all textures and colors as well and beads in various materials were all the rage, too!

今年最时髦的材料似乎是Lucite(或任何塑料珠),‘vintage’ and ‘antiqued’,不拘一格的材料(例如蒸汽朋克,手表零件等),树脂以及所有物品‘cloth’(色带,织物,纱线和绳索)!今年最喜欢的颜色是各种深浅不一的粉红色(“Honeysuckle”如果您关注Pantone’s色彩指南),明亮的蓝色/紫色,黄色/棕色和黑色/灰色/白色的中性色’从珍珠到面料,都应有尽有。

当我向我的一些珠宝手工艺者询问今年他们的各种供应选择时,他们告诉我,不仅在银行帐户上这些商品比贵金属材料还容易,’非常有趣,可以让您混合使用各种样式和设计,创作出与众不同的作品,“stamped out”就像最近在商店中看到的一切一样。




我今年挑选的许多物品也属于上述类别–包括康妮的一些很棒的丝带“The Fiber Goddess”, over 在 Diva Cord Maker。这里’我的同乡Marsha和Janet“犯罪伙伴”在风车酒店的全珠秀中,康妮和她的房间在一起。唐’t they look happy?



作为‘pearl geek’我就是,我一直很喜欢去 雄伟的珍珠 每年的展位上都有一些很棒的珍珠。你知道他们’那里很棒’整个展位内和周围的人太多了,我无法’甚至不能拍照!我确实在Holidome的Lucky Gems展位上获得了所有最棒的珍珠/珠子之一–查看所有这些好东西! (现在提防计算机上的口水!)




With all the excitement that 图森 brings, there are some challenges (fun ones!) in 在 tending too. For instance, it’很难知道该去哪里,这是因为你“want and need”。我的意思是,您想去做所有事情,但实际上’只是不可能。我建议得到 珠宝展示指南 (由Interweave Press出版),因为它可以帮助您找到‘what’s where’并消除了开车(或乘公交车路线)去那些没有’t have exactly 什么 it is you want to see. Take my word for it – it’一个非常有用且省时的工具!

图森, or the “每年流口水的巨星”正如我所说的,绝对值得计划和节省,这是每个珠宝,珠子和宝石爱好者都应该体验的东西!因此,请提前计划并一次迈出一步,因为您知道自己不会’不想错过一只美丽的珠子!




米歇尔·布特纳(Michelle Buettner) 拥有 美国宝石学院 (GIA) and along with designing jewelry, she also designs handcrafted earring wires and findings for other jewelry designers. She teaches jewelry classes in and around Arizona, has taught classes for various bead shows during the 图森 Gem and Mineral Show and laughingly admits to regularly dreaming of pearls, beads, wire and jewelry while she sleeps!

您可以查看米歇尔’的设计或通过以下任何在线资源与她联系:
http://www.MiShelDesigns.com
http://www.MiShelDesigns.blogspot.com
http://www.Facebook.com/MiShelDesigns
http://www.MiShelDesigns.etsy.com
http://www.ShelsJewelrySupplies.etsy.com





5条评论:

BeaderBubbe说过...

哦,我好嫉妒...只有2个小时的路程....但是我很期待两周后的纽约全珠展...'只有半个小时的车程....如果我不迷失在珠海中,...将在博客上写...

辛迪说过...

那'太棒了!我希望你'会给我发送链接,以便我的读者了解您的旅行:-)

洛迪说过...

我真的流口水,羡慕不已。大声笑
I'我在美国住了6年以上,但我've been to one "small bead bash"只有-那是去年-在镇上。但是我总能梦到我'll be able to 在 tend such show as in 图森.:)

棚架说过...

Cyndi - Thanks so much for allowing me to chat about my 图森 experience this year. I really hope you can join me next year - it's tons of fun!

再次感谢!
干杯,
〜谢尔〜

辛迪说过...

雪莉,非常感谢您抽出宝贵的时间撰写并与我们分享!

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