The Artisan

The Artisan
Kelly Oswalt

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gem Fair

I don't think I've ever seen anything more crowded. So many things to look at and so many people in the way of getting to look at them. But oh, the feeling of running your fingers through a bowl of polished stones, awesome. Looking at all the glittering crystals, seeing stones you've never even heard of before, wonderful. Had a great time! Traffic from Irvine, CA to Santa Monica was sure terrible. Took forever to get there and forever to get back, but it was worth it. Note to self, next time - take cash. You weren't allowed to take any pictures or write anything down, but I don't blame them. You work hard on your designs and you don't want anyone else to steal them. I am quite fond of ladybugs, so the only thing I bought was a $2.00 Sapphire Blue Ladybug stretchy bracelet with some fire polished blue beads and beautiful Hawaiian flowers with yellow centers. I'll definitely be going to the one in October for beads. You should try going, it was fun.