Shopping with Dale!!

A The Tucson Bead Show Workshop [select another show]

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Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time 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 events in North America, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and Switzerland. Author of numerous magazine and Internet articles, and the bestselling book, “Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping”, Dale has also made more than 70 instructional DVDs, is a member of the Beadalon Design Team, and a live product presenter on Jewelry Television. Learn more on her website:

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Location: The Tucson Bead Show
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 8:30am to 7:30pm
Fees: $120

Knowing that there are in excess of 40 gem shows going on in Tucson every February, how many of them have you actually visited? Do you find yourself going to the same shows every year because your time is limited and you don’t know where else to go?
We will begin the day by meeting in my classroom, where we will run through the day’s itinerary 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 how to use the Tucson Show Guide, learn how to take advantage of the Free Tucson Show Shuttles, and how to plan your shopping days to be the most productive ever! Armed with very special “Vendor Discount Coupons” (only available through my “Shopping Classes”) our day of exploring the gem shows will end at a very special booth (with some of the most gorgeous cabochons you have ever seen) where we will enjoy Special Complimentary Refreshments while learning how the stones are chosen and then cut, and hear amazing legends and lore regarding rocks and minerals.
Special Notes or requirements: This class is comfortably limited to 10 students; special arrangements have been made with an awesome selection of vendors who have agreed to chat with us about their special products and have authorized me to create special discount coupons for each student to use while they are shopping in Tucson. No children under age 12 please. Wear comfortable walking shoes! Cancellation policy: no refunds will be given after January 13, 2017.

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