best bead show - tucson, az

Bert and I drove down to Tucson on Friday to visit our Soft Flex Company co-workers at the Best Bead Show. This show features over 100 artisan booths and it a wonderful place to "ooo and ahhh" over the beautiful beads, beading supplies and glass works for sale. Here you see Bert & I posing for a picture with the lovely JoAnn in the Soft Flex Company booth. We had a great time seeing everyone and enjoyed seeing first hand how our new Trios color wire sets and Eco friendly Extreme 24k gold beading wire were packaged and displayed. It looked great!

I purchased this gorgeous strand of Black and White Agate Slabs & Chips from Soft Flex Company to design with. I have no idea what to do with them yet.

I also purchased 2 bookmark findings from another booth and made birthday gifts for my aunt and my grandmother.

After a nice visit at the show, Bert and I headed to Tucson's downtown area for a little walking, browsing and some major people watching. I have to say that Tucson scores some big points in the people watching category - which is one of my favorite pastimes!

We had lunch at Brooklyn Pizza Company which is where we have lunch every time we visit Tucson. The pizza is delicious, sold by the slice and it is authentic new york style. They even hand toss the pies in front of you! We were pleasantly surprised to learn that Brooklyn Pizza Company has gone solar! The new panels generate 24,500 kWh of electricity per year. Way cool.

We stopped by the Casbah Teahouse and I picked up some loose tea: organic green chai, organic peppermint and a tea sifter for brewing. We also browsed a few stores, one was a thrift store which was organized by theme (hippie, western, renaissance, ect) which was really a neat way to showcase all the vintage clothes.

It was a really nice day. On the drive back we stopped at Dairy Queen and Bert & I shared a choco cherry love blizzard (his favorite and only available around valentine's day) and we shared some quality time during the drive. Both Bert & I just love road trips!


Softflexgirl said...

I'm so glad you made it down. I was so very happy to see you both! :)


Creative Stash said...

We were happy to make it too!!!