* 2018 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

February is a terrific month in Arizona artists. We get the Tucson Gem Show, The Arizona State Button Show and Valentines Day is our statehood anniversary.

This year I traveled to Tucson with friends. Altho the two week show is held in over 40 venues, we focused on The Gem Mall, Holidome, Jogs and Kents Tools.

It’s terrific to see the same vendors in the same locations with new inventory & choices. It makes hunting less stressful. I always bring a large rolling suitcase as the stones are quite heavy. I don’t go where they sell diamonds and the guards have huge guns. I can’t wait until next year.

Happy bead hunting, Leah

 

About Ruby Mae Jewelry

I'm Leah Williams and I adore fabulous buttons and brooches , chains and charms. I find it exciting to look into old tin cans passed down through the generations. They hold buttons and hardware removed from all types of garments. I reuse old buttons and it connects me to men and women that I'll never get to meet. I'm a "no harm button artist" and as such I don't alter, cut, flatten or change intact vintage buttons. I also leave the original thread on a button. I'm inspired to create something new from something that was forgotten. I love, love, love it.

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