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More Tucson show-and-tell

by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

 

Tip for February 21, 2014

Today we follow up our Wednesday post with more of our loot show-and-tell! Here are a few more of the beautiful things that some of our staff members brought back from Tucson.

Heather’s Loot:

Labradorite Cabochon wrapped by Albina Manning Rough Sugilite

Pietersite

Rosette Cuff and Bangle Bracelet from Eva Sherman

Dinosaur Bone

Now we want to hear from you! What amazing loot did you bring back with you?

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A Glimpse into the Tucson Gem Show!

by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

January 13, 2014

A Glimpse into the Tucson Gem Show!

Never been to Tucson during the gem shows? Well you are missing out!  From beautiful high end finished jewelry to giant crystal sculptures, you’ll always be surprised at the wonderful finds. Today we give you a sneak peek into the Tucson Gem Show!

Also, If you haven’t had a chance to register for classes at the this year’s show – you can still register online!  Click Here to see all of the classes we still have available and  get registered today!

If you would like to read a little bit about the last year’s show, just follow the links below for some past articles on our BLOG:

Tips for Tucson Show Shopping

Sights from Tucson 2013

Week Two in Tucson

Week Three in Tucson

Now onto the show:

Featured shows include: JOGS, AGTA, and Electric Park. First up: The JOGS Show!

JewelryTools.com Presents Tucson Gem Shows 2013

Skydivers over Tucson just outside the JOGS show.

JewelryTools.com Presents Tucson Gem Shows 2013

Just a small section of the JewelryTools.com booth!

Tenzin and Pasang At The JOGS Show

Our booth neighbors Tenzin and Pasang at the JOGS show.

Tenzin and Pasang Beads at JOGS show

Some of the unique treasures that can be found at the Tenzin & Pasang booth.

JOGS show booth

Looking for a bit of seed bead embellishment? This booth is the place for you!

JOGS show booth with finished jewelry

So much gorgeous finished jewelry.

Gemstone perfume bottles at JOGS show

Pick a gemstone, any gemstone!

Turquoise beads at JOGS show

Did somebody say turquoise?

Vendors at the JOGS showBuddha at the JOGS show

Elephant sculptures at the JOGS show

So much more than just jewelry at the gem shows!

JewelryTools.com demo area at the JOGS show

Eva Sherman knows how to draw a crowd at the demo area of the JewelryTools.com booth.

Trinkets at the JOGS showTurquoise bracelets at the JOGS showGemstone strands at the JOGS show

PG Gems Inc at the JOGS show

Get your bead fix at the PG Gems Inc booth!

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Classic & Co. Inc booth at the JOGS show

Large selection of jewelry at the Classic & Co. Inc. booth.

Vendor booth at the JOGS show 2013

Turtle sculpture at JOGS show

Gemstone turtle.

Gemstone and crystals at the JOGS show

Labradorite buddha sculpture at the JOGS show

Labradorite Buddha

Findings at the Sunwest Silver booth at JOGS show

Amazing selection of findings at the Sunwest Silver booth!

Sunwest silver booth at JOGS show

Our friends over at Sunwest Silver.

Trinkets at JOGS show 2013

Something for everybody at the JOGS show!

Seraphinite cabochons at the JOGS show

Beautiful Seraphinite cabochons.

Bead and cabochon vendors at JOGS show

Gorgeous beads and cabochons!

gemstone vendors at JOGS show

So many gemstones and the awesome people that sell them!

JewelryTools.com booth neighbrs at JOGS show

JewelryTools.com booth neighbors at the JOGS show.

SII Findings booth JOGS show

That’s a whole lot of findings! Our neighbors at SII Findings.

clothing vendor at JOGS show

You can even shop for clothing!

colorful booth at JOGS show

Hat vendor at JOGS show

Endless selection of unique hats at the JOGS show!

cashmere house vendor at JOGS show

Cashmere House has your cashmere needs!

Jewelry at the JOGS show 2013

Karma Arts N Crafts booth JOGS show

Lovely set-up here at the Karma Arts N Crafts booth!

Singing bowls at Karma Arts N Crafts

Get your singing bowls at the Karma Arts N Crafts booth.

Voyager Internation booth at JOGS show

The Voyager International booth.

voyager international treasures

Some of the treasures you can find at Voyager International.

Truva Jewelry at JOGS show

Over at the Truva Jewelry booth.

Truva Jewelry necklace

Lovely necklace from the Truva Jewelry booth.

D-Patt Wine Bottle Stoppers booth JOGS show

D-Patt Wine Bottle Stoppers booth JOGS show

Wine bottle stoppers.

Pearls at JOGS show 2013

Plenty of pearls!

gemstone lamps at JOGS SHOW

Light up your stones.

La Stage minerals booth at JOGS

La Stage Minerals with lots of big beautiful eye candy!

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carvings and statues at JOGS show

Carvings and trinkets at the JOGS show.

carvings and sculptures at the JOGS show 2013

I wanted this carving so bad!

peace statue at JOGS show

Quan Yin statue at JOGS show.

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carborundum at western wood at the jogs show

Carborundum available at Western Wood.

western wood booth at JOGs show

Finds at the Western Wood booth at JOGS.

gemstone trees from Western Wood

Gemstone trees at the Western Wood booth.

gemstone trees at the western wood booth

amethyst at western wood

Amethyst

western wood booth JOGS show

tournamline at western wood booth

Tourmaline

madagascar minerals at JOGS

The Madagascar Minerals booth at JOGS.

Labradorite at JOGS show

Look at all that Labradorite!

rocks and crystals at JOGS showNext stop on our gem show tour is the To Bead True Blue show.

To bead true blue show

Vendor at the To Bead True Blue Show.

beads u need booth at to bead true blue

Great deals at the Beads U Need booth.

beaders dream at the to bead true blue show

The beader’s dream!

Imperial Gems booth at the to bead true blue show

The Imperial Gems booth.

Shell jewelry at the to bead true blue show

Mother of pearl and red coral finished jewelry

Mother of pearl and red coral pendants.

abalone pendants at to bead true blue

Abalone pendants.

Next stop is the Kino Gem and Mineral show (formerly knows as Electric Park).

vendors at kino gem and mineral show

Lots of fun stuff at this show!

quasar gems at Kino gem and mineral show

Quasar Gems booth.

Kristall Ocean Export at kino gem and mineral show

My friend Desi from Kristall Ocean Export has some of the coolest gemstones!

kino gem and mineral show stones

From Kristall Ocean Exports.

kino gem and mineral show 2013

At the Kristall Ocean Export booth.

kino gem and mineral show 2013

Sparkly!

kino gem and mineral show 2013

Kristall Ocean Export

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Sculpture at the Kino Gem and Mineral show

One of many sculptures at a booth at the Kino Gem and Mineral show.

kino gem and mineral show sculptures

orbicular granite at kino gem and mineral show

Orbicular Granite

crystal gem and mineral tables at kino gem and mineral show

I call these next tables the “you will always use a coaster” tables!

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dresses at kino gem and mineral show

Lots of beautiful clothing available at the Kino show.

finds at kino gem and mineral show

Brazil Exports LTD booth at Kino gem and mineral show

One of the coolest booths at the Kino show! Brazil Exports LTD.

Brazil exports ltd at kino gem and mineral show

They called this one “The Flame.”

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Brazil Export LTD at Kino gem and mineral show

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lamps at kino gem and mineral show

You can even purchase lamps!

vendor at kino gem and mineral show

All sorts of neat stuff at the Kino Gem and Mineral Show!

barb wire cactus at kino gem and mineral show

Barbwire Cactus

geodes at kino gem and mineral showpurple geodes at kino gem and mineral show

fossils at kino gem and mineral show

Fossils

alien statue at kino gem and mineral show

Alien made out of car parts.

alien statue at kino gem and mineral showAnd our last stop was at the AGTA show!

outside AGTA show in Tucson Arizona

Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise booth at the AGTA show

Some wonderful traditional jewelry at the Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise booth!

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Lots of gorgeous turquoise pieces!

Lots of gorgeous turquoise pieces!

Frank Reubel Designs booth AGTA show

Maharaja Jewels Inc. Booth at AGTA show

Maharaja Jewels Inc. booth at the AGTA show.

Maharaja Jewels Inc booth pearl strand

AGTA show labradorite rose quartz bird

$6,500 labradorite and rose quartz bird.

Sunset over AGTA

Arizona sunset outside the AGTA show.

We’d love to see you at our classes this year! Click on the Banner below to get registered today!

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Judy Ellis

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November 1: Come Take a Class in Tucson

by Narlene Allen, Wire-Sculpture.com

Announcing the 2014 Tucson Jewelry Classes at JOGS

Mark Your Calendar for January 30 – February 10, 2014

We are so excited to be bringing you 100+ classes this year at JOGS Gem and Mineral show this January 30th – February 10th, 2014.

Plus, Early-Bird Savings: NOW through Friday, November 29,save $20, $75, or $175 when you reserve your seat online. Use one of the promo codes below to get your Early-Bird Savings!

 

Our Instructors:

We have pulled together a very impressive international team of instructors to bring you the largest selection of classes available in Tucson.

Please browse our class schedule either by date or by Instructor to find the classes you want to take. You may register for as many classes as you would like all on the same order.

Albina Manning Carrie Story Debora Mauser Eva Sherman
Irina Wilson Joanie Whitehead Joe Korth  Kate Richbourg
Kim St. Jean Laura Gasparrini Lexi Erickson Marilyn Gardiner

It’s that time: time to plan your trip to Tucson to stock up on wholesale deals on jewelry supplies and tools, check out the breathtaking fossil & mineral shows, network with other jewelry makers, and take classes from some of your favorite jewelry instructors you’ve seen online & in magazines!

Choose from 16 jewelry instructors at the JOGS International Gem & Jewelry Show at the Tucson Expo Center in Tucson, Arizona, January 30 – February 10. This indoor show will be packed with exhibitors and booths – but you’ll have lots of space to learn and socialize in our spacious Jewelry Classes area.

Choose from full & half day classes with Patti Bullard, Kate Richbourg, and many more! Plus, with classes starting at just $119 and many kits from $10-30, you’ll get a huge amount of jewelry techniques and skills for your buck.

Look at a few of the projects that our instructors will be teaching!













NOW Through Friday, November 29, save $20, $75, or $175 when you reserve your seat online:Buy 1 class, get $20 off with GS1420

Interested in more than 6 classes? Give us a call! 1-866-453-6147

Wrapping it up:

Do you have any jewelry you’ve created that you’d like to share with us? Send us pictures at tips@wire-sculpture.com and they could be featured! Or, do you have a Wire Jewelry Idea you’d like to share? Click Here to submit your idea. You could be featured on our Blog.

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Wire Discussion: Jewelry Judging

by Narlene Allen, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Jewelry Inspiration for
July 10, 2013

Judging Jewelry

It’s summer and there are fairs, festivals and boutiques going on country wide. People from all over grow huge pumpkins, raise and groom animals of all shapes and sizes, and make beautiful quilts to enter into their local county and state fairs. As artisans, there are also opportunities for handmade items to be adjudicated.

This week I’d like to hear from you about entering your jewelry into county or state fairs.

  • What did you create?
  • Was it themed?
  • How was the experience?
  • Did you win a prize or get a ribbon?
  • Would you do it again?

Tell us about your experiences and feel free submit some pictures of your winning items! I’d love to see them and hear all about it!

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Wire Jewelry Forum: Building a Brand

by Narlene Allen, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Jewelry Inspiration for
June 26 2013

Building a Brand

Marketing & Selling Your Unique Creations!

Wow! Our readers are the best! What great comments last week!

Our topic last week – Price vs. Quality – gave us some great insights and suggestions on how to price your unique and creative items.  Pricing is always a tricky subject because it can rely on so many factors and sometimes those factors aren’t equal in everyone’s market. You have to test the waters – and from your responses – you’re all doing great! Good job!

This week: Building a Brand.  You have your unique product, you’ve crafted them with care, priced them reasonably for your area, and now how do you market and sell that product?

Let’s discuss:

  • What is Branding?
  • How do you create a “unique” brand image that best represents your product?
  • How do you turn that brand into sales?

Building a unique brand for yourself and your pieces can be a daunting task, but there are so many helpful resources. Take a moment and visit some our previous blog posts about marketing and selling your jewelry.

I’m opening this up to you – and I can’t wait to  hear what you all have to say on the subject.

Just as a side note: If you are still looking for some guidance, we have some great resources available for you on our website.  For example, take a look at our DVD series called The Definitive Guide to Selling Handcrafted Jewelry.

Now, it’s up to you! Ready…Set…Go!

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