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I am looking for some ideas on how best to transport and display jewelry. I presently store my work in zip lock bags so I have to unzip each bag and place the pieces out on various jewlery display forms. this is extremely time consuming and makes for a very long set up and bread down. Does anyone have any ideas on how to storew, transport and display jewelry? I really want to simplify this process!
It was, and I was able to turn some of my purchases over at the event I was going to and I make about half of what I spent back. I had my husky with me. He did not like Arizona. No grass, and no Trees! He held it longer than he should have. Rocks, sand and cactus didn't appeal to him a lot.
Thanks Jeanne, That's exactly my plan. Is there a certain area I should be looking in?
Cynthia - If you are going with a group or significant other, you might want to look into a renting a house or condo. I was lucky to stay with my sister this year, but would like my husband to join me for an extended stay next year. I'd love to have him around for exploring the area. And with extra time my shopping can be done at a less frantic pace.
Sounds like an adventure Caireen! I won't be camping that's for sure. I hope the shopping was worth the arrgivation...???
I'm starting to investigate lodging now. I know what you mean by sensory overload, I still experience it each time I go to a gem show....Love it!! for now.
I went by Tucson one year on my way to an event near Phoenix. My plan had been to find a camp ground and to pitch my tent (I was camping at the event, I was headed to). It decided to storm that night, so I slept in my car in the back of the parking lot at the Holidome. I then finished my shopping and stopped in Casa Grande. It was hard to even find a room there, that I could afford.
Thanks Diane, this is very helpful and I'm prepared to be completely overwhelmed. Good luck with your season.
Cynthia, The Tucson show is not a show but rather 40+ shows that happen simultaneously. Some of the shows are retail shows, some are wholesale shows open to the trade only. Some of the wholesale shows require only a tax id # and some are more difficult to gain admittance to. So it is like any show you have attended on steroids. The entire town is engulfed in one show or another and you can buy just about anything you need jewelry wise. Some exhibitors have minimums others don't. Good place to stay is just about anywhere you can get a reservation in Tucson proper. The show runs free shuttles from specific points so you can get just about to any of the shows. It is my biggest buying trip of the year. I am buying mostly OOAK cabochons to set in my sterling jewelry. I don't buy many beads as I don't string but my friend does string and buys the majority of her beads here - usually ships them home. Watch out the amount of money that you can easily spend at this extravaganza.
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