With Christmas fast approaching, and three shows on the horizon~I am crunched. I had to go to the International Gem & Jewelry Show. It stops in Houston four times a year. The size of the show can be quite overwhelming, but I took my time, and had fun looking at all the latest jewels, gems, and of course THE findings. I like to stop and chat, finding out just where the vendors have traveled from~be it east~New York & New Jersey; to out west~Los Angeles & Las Vegas; and everywhere in between. I bought silver from Hands of the Hills, located in Mercer Island, Washington and Sunwest Silver Company in Albuquerque, N.M. Beauty & the Beads, from Pico Rivera, California, had some beautiful graduated red quartz crystals. They will be simply stunning for a Christmas bauble!
This is just a small group of the czech & swarovski crystal strands I picked up at the show from my good friends at Big Stone, located off Richmond, in the great city of Houston. These sparklers will be perfect for Christmas.
"I found I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for" Georgia O'Keefe