It’s that time of year again! Tucson is inundated with bead people, gem lovers, sellers and buyers, for the Tucson Gem and Bead and Fossil Show. There are at least 50 different shows going on over a two week period in the beginning of February. I used to sell my handmade beads at the Best Bead Show, which is the show most of the lampwork bead makers show at. If you go to Tucson to buy supplies I’d go to the Best Bead Show first. The scope of the whole Tucson experience can be very overwhelming so take your time, map your destinations out, and most importantly, have a good time. Some shows are wholesale only so be aware of that too. Happy Bead Shopping!!