Shopping with Dale!!

A Colors Of The Stone Workshop [select another show]

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Instructor: Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Besides being a diehard rockhound and a lapidary, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is an internationally known wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her traditional wire jewelry designs, and teaches how at related events in North America, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and Switzerland. Best known for making her thorough teaching style fun, Dale is the author of numerous magazine and Internet articles, and the bestselling book, “Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping”. She has also made more than 50 educational DVDs, is a member of the Beadalon Design Team, and a live product presenter on Jewelry Television, and has her own line of “Cougar’s Choice” hand tools. Learn more on her website:

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Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 8:30am to 7:00pm
Fees: $159 » includes van rental, guide fee, valet parking, gas, brunch, snacks, water, & more!

Knowing that there are in excess of 40 individual gemshows happening at the same time, does the thought of going gemstone shopping in Tucson intimidate you? Do you know where to go to get the products on your shopping list at excellent prices from vendors you know you can trust? Do you have limited time? Then let me do the driving and come shopping with me!!

We will begin the day by meeting at the Casa Del Sol, where we will run through the day’s itinerary, receive shopping bags, snacks, and water, and then load into a large windowed van and head out to go shopping together!
Our first vendor visit will have a Complimentary Brunch for us, during which you will discover a very special selection of some of the most gorgeous cabochons you have ever seen, learn how to choose stones for your upcoming projects, hear amazing legends and lore regarding rocks and minerals; and shop with exclusive “Shopping with Dale” prices.
After some additional shopping time we will move on to the next show, where you will meet some awesome vendors of opals, faceted stones, custom made tools, and unusual designer stones, who offer great “Shopping with Dale” discounts. (It’s also a great place to choose to have lunch, or shop some more!)
Depending on what students request on their survey sheet (emailed after registering for this class) our afternoon will progress to a minimum of two more shows (yes, there are also beads everywhere too!). Armed with very special “Vendor Discounts” (only available through my “Shopping Classes”) our day of exploring the gem shows will end in “Tool Heaven”, where the vendor will provide an afternoon snack, tool demonstrations, and free shipping anywhere in the USA.

How to sign-up for class: Please register and pay for class on-line at:
or you may email me with your contact information and the classes you are interested in:

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