Okay, folks! We’re back from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. (In case you live under a rock, this is the biggest gem and mineral show on planet Earth. There may be bigger ones on other planets. I’m not in a position to know.) One of our most popular blogs every year answers the question: What was hot at the show this year? And oh, my friends, do we have a fun list for you this time! It’s so good, we’re splitting it into two blog entries!
Finally (for this entry, at least), we have matte druzy agate round beads. Druzy has been an ongoing trend for several shows, but now we have these sweet round beads, matte on the outside with little flashes of interior druzy. It’s like wearing a bracelet of geodes. Sparkly and fun, these little guys are sassy while maintaining a facade of subtlety. The best of both worlds, I say!