Rick, You can early register for all the shows, but you must do it
one at a time. Do a search for Tucson Gem Shows and you should find
all the necessary. You will be in your glory looking at
beads in Tucson. I am a dealer in finished faceted and cabochon
stones at the G+LW GemMall. Last year there were three other stone
dealers and all the other bead dealers. I would estimate 100+
dealers in this one location and it will be expanding for next year.
These bead dealers are direct from mostly China and India. Beads by
the ton, truckload, string, hank, box, any way you want. I saw
buyers coming in with hand trucks and leaving several times with the
truck stacked full of boxes of beads and carvings.
Your major problem will be finding lodging so do it now or you may
be too late. Tucson is a wonderful two week extravaganza of the best
the whole world has to offer in stones. Don't miss it.
Gerry Galarneau, In sunny still way to hot, 100 degrees Phoenix,
Arizona USA. Cutting some Nipoma Marcasite in Quartz, Flame Agate,
Faceting some fluorite, etc www.galarneausgems.com