It's always interesting to see the wares at the big gem shows. I try to attend one at least every three months, so...this weekend I headed south from LA to Costa Mesa, CA. to take in the Gem Faire at the Orange County Fairgrounds. I got a free weekend pass, courtesy of You And Me Findings in San Gabriel who had one of the busier looking booths at the show.
It might have been my imagination, but the show didn't seem as packed as I've seen in the past. The aisles were actually pretty clear and walkable versus the pandemonium I've seen at some of the other shows. Maybe it's the price of gas to get there (heading up to $4.00 a gallon although this is apparently news to "W") or the almost sickening rise in the price of silver....19.81 as of the close of the market on 2/29.
But, I took a great cabochon class from Majesta---one of the show vendors....more on Majesta M coming soon!