On the Road Again! Tucson Bead Show
Jesse James Beads has donated beads to make this feel-good tassel bracelet project, taught by our favorite designing queen, Candie Cooper. Spaces are limited, reserve your space for the Beads of Courage fund raising event today!
On deck after the first Beads of Courage fundraising event is the annual Interweave Industry Party! Each year the amazing staff at Interweave invites members of our fabulous beading community to a private event at the iconic Congress Hotel.[caption id="attachment_1458" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From left to right: Kristal Wick, Sarah James, Katie Hacker and Jesse and Shelley James[/caption]
This event is such an amazing time, we love meeting with friends and colleagues in such a fun and relaxed environment. The wine and snacks are a'flowing, and the smiles and laughs are boundless.[caption id="attachment_1459" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kissy koos and ear to ear grins[/caption] Our third event is the Bead Inspired Party, another Beads of Courage event. Are you familiar with the Bead of Courage charity? Beads of Courage builds hope and inspiration for kids coping with cancer by giving a specific bead for each step of their courageous journey. Learn more about this charity via this very touching video put together by CBS Sunday Morning. We love the Kick Up Our Heels Bead Inspired Event - this will be our third year attending! At this event attendees get to go to several different art studios and collect various Beads of Courage beads, enjoy delicious BBQ, live music, and dancing, watch live glass making, and bid on several necklaces at the Beads of Courage Silent Auction. This year Candie Cooper has a necklace available for auction featuring beads from Jesse James Beads and components from Leather Cord USA (shown above). The middle bead is a special Beads of Courage bead, given to Candie to feature in her auction piece. How much would you bid for this piece? It's a bonafide stunner!! Sass and Class, ready for action! Get ready Tucson for beads, sparkle, and creative passion! Candie and I will be at the To Bead True Blue Show from Sunday January 31 through Monday February 9. Candie will be in the JJB booth talking about color theory and performing design techniques each afternoon (she'll be demo'ing with the cats at LeatherCord USA each morning in the Wholesale Room at To Bead True Blue, so if you have a Tax ID be sure to stop by in the AM and see what's popping over there!) Looking forward for another epic Tucson Gem & Mineral Event. I hope to see you there! Even if you cannot attend in person you can still get in on the fun. RSVP on our Tucson Event Page on Facebook to be involved in live giveaways and videos from the JJB booth. Thanks for popping by the blog! And cheers to a fabulous Tucson 2016! Yours in Creativity, Sarah James www.jessejamesbeads.com