Visiting the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in early February and making purchasing beads I’d never seen before supercharged me. I’ve been busy creating with the brightly colored African beads, Czech and Venetian glass beads, and copper pendants and findings. I experience withdrawl when I have to be away from the studio for more than a day. And of course complimentary hand painted silk scarves painted with spring colors are in the works as well. Here are a few samplings. Enjoy! And be sure to stop by my booth at the shows listed under the events tab.