So, originally I had planned to blog each day from Tucson, so I could keep my posts short. Oops, didn't happen. Tucson was a nonstop whirlwind for me this year, the best yet!
Everthing I do in Tucson centers around the Create Your Style in Tucson event sponsored by CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements which is held at the Tucson YWCA on North Bonita Ave. This year I taught 2 Workshops and held 1 Demonstration, attended 1 Workshop, the CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements Ambassador meeting, and of course, THE party. This is a great venue for Swarovski, and they graciously add a $5,000 donation to Your Sister's Closet; the Y's used clothing program for women re-entering the workforce.
Swarovski's show is different from all the others in Tucson because it is based on sharing knowledge, not on selling products. 10 workshops are held daily for 4 days, and this year there was even one in the evening. Various designers and application experts come in from around the country to teach. Swarovski sponsors the workshops, which keeps the cost low; often well below what one would pay for the elements alone. The event is very well attended, and classes fill up quickly.