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Workshops and Classes in Tucson, AZ


#1

maybe it’s too early but I read that a lot of orchid members do go to
AZ and I was wondering do any of ya’ll give these type of classes?
where do I sign up? I am beginning to think the lapidary and geology
part of jewelry may be the niche I am most interested in, jewelry
making secondary.


#2

Debra,

I’ll be teaching a daily series of chain mail classes at To Bead True
Blue and The Tucson Bead Show, both at the Doubletree Hotel, Jan. 31
to Feb. 8. Most of the classes are at a Beginner or Beginner Plus
skill level, but a couple of them are at the Intermediate level.

Marilyn Gardiner
www.marilyngardiner.com/Tucson.html


#3

I have just started chain Maille, lol. Believe it or not the doctor
said it was perfect exercise for my injured hand. we are trying to
schedule this into being able to come, I will be devistated if i miss
again this year. what I would like most is to learn to soldier the
maille, and also use beads in it, I have mastered the lowest level of
Bizantine style, but the second higher level one has I admit given me
migraines, I am saving this in a different file.


#4

Hi Judy,

My husband and I live full time in our Motorhome. Last spring while
on our way to California from Florida, we stopped at the Voyager in
Tucson, Arizona. We stayed a few days, I took a class in the metal
shop and we made reservations to stay the winter there!? In your post
you mentioned pre-registering to get into the wholesale shows. Can
you tell me where to do this?? I do have a resale number and business
cards that you said one would need to attend. I would love to meet
with you or any of the Orchid group while there. I know the Voyager
also has a hotel, might anyone be staying there for the Gem Show?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Anita


#5

Glad to help. Here are some links to the wholesale show in Tucson.
http://www.glda.com-This is the show at the Tucson Marriott Show. My
favorite is the www.glwshows.com This starts at the Gem Mall starting
Jan 30 for 1 week and then moves to the Holidome for another week.
Just check out their websites and you can register for the Tucson
show. You will find that most of vendors are at all of the shows.
Once you get the hang of things, you can pick your favorites. Try to
pace yourself - it can be a really intimidating experience. Since
you’ll staying al winter you can pace yourself!!

I live in Tucson all winter and Santa Fe, NM the remainder. Why
don’t you contact me when you get to town and maybe we can meet. My
cell is 816-668-7460. Good luck and have fun.

Judith Keller
http://www.judithkellerdesigns.com


#6

I write a blog on the Tucson Experience - if you go back to my posts
from the dates of the shows (end of January through February) I give
you a looks at several of the shows:

http://tucsongemshow.ganoksin.com

…in my more current posts is the seminar schedule for the MJSA
Bench talks at the AGTA show. Show dates times, locations and a map
are available at:

…and if you are on Facebook - you can ask questions and get
answers about specific shows on my Tucson Gem Show Fan Page!

Robyn Hawk


#7

I happened across an article in the NY Times which included the
following excerpt:

he FTC said that beginning Dec 1 bloggers who review products must
disclose any connection with advertisers, including, in most cases,
the receipt of free products and whether or not they were paid in any
way by advertisers…

In the interest of full disclosure it seems appropriate.

KPK


#8

I won’t be making it to Tucson in '10, but probably will be there
again in '11. I always teach at least one set of workshop locally,
sometimes more, depending on demand.

I spend about half my time driving hither and yon around the
continental United States, teaching workshops and showing my work, so
Tucson is only one possibility of many, if you’re interested. :slight_smile:

Loren
http://www.golden-knots.com/


#9
The FTC said that beginning Dec 1 bloggers who review products
must disclose any connection with advertisers, including, in most
cases, the receipt of free products and whether or not they were
paid in any way by advertisers... 

Interesting. Enforcement will be a whole different difficult
considering that the FTC is part of the US govt, and the internet
has no borders. Just post from or host from a non-US location and I
don’t see how they’ll have jurisdiction.


#10
Interesting. Enforcement will be a whole different difficult
considering that the FTC is part of the US govt, and the internet
has no borders. Just post from or host from a non-US location and
I don't see how they'll have jurisdiction. 

If all American bloggers who review follow these guidelines, then
community standards will push the others into making the same
disclosures.

If you become familiar with someone stating " I was given this
product by the manufacturer to give a review and…" or the
opposite, and then come across a review that does not state
something; aren’t you going to question the review.

While they may not be able to enforce, they may be able to push. Of
course, the reviewer could always lie.


#11
all American bloggers who review follow these guidelines, then
community standards will push the others into making the same
disclosures. 

Many of us were already disclosing everything.

Elaine