Every February (thanks to my future mother-in-law), I attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. It is a great event that covers almost all of Tucson with exhibits all around the beautiful city. For the first time in years, my friend Courtney was able to join me. We only had one day which is just not enough time to explore all the wonderful exhibits…..from raw gemstones to polished diamonds to ready to wear jewelry to handmade silk scarfs! This place is any girls dream!
Not only was I able to attend with my friend Courtney this year, I was able to hangout with family. My fiances entire family was there and we were able to see each other at the show as well as enjoy some amazing Mexican food. It was a treat!
While exploring this giant tent, Courtney and I strolled upon some amazing key necklaces and notices that this was a popular trend this year…especially in utilizing the key in other ways than a dangling charm. My intrigue with the keys did not stop when I went down a few days later with my mom and aunt. Luckily, I had a free day! I pulled out all the jewelry supplies that my mom had at her house as well as everything I recently bought from the show and started to design. Of course, I used KEYS!!