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Gwen Youngblood at Bead & Button!

Gwen Youngblood will be at Bead&Button Show once again this year with her Metal Art Lab booth (location 1006/1008) filled with a ton of Wubbers tools including the Apprentice line as well as her unique Riveting Essentials Kit. Also, be

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Tucson Treasures!

This year marked my eighth year to go to Tucson, and it was the best trip ever! I went with the intention of shopping for stones, and wow did I ever find them! Below is the first installment of what

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Posted in Patti's Jewelry Travels, Uncategorized

Lexi at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show – Part 2

I’ve shared my thoughts of the first few days of the Denver Gem Show, but the show that opens on the Thursday of the show week is the only one that many people know about. So many jewelers don’t know

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Lexi at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show

What do you have when you have a group of friends from all over the country, a free 7-day schedule, (which is rare!) great weather and 10 large venues for looking at rocks, fossils, cabochons and beads? You have a

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Hot Rocks: Amber

by Linda McMurray, G.G., A.J.P http://www.bestcutgems.com I was introduced to Amber when I was a small child. My grandmother came back from a visit to Poland wearing some beautiful dark honey colored beads. She told me the lovely beaded necklace

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