The Intergem show is in Austin this weekend! Mary and I spent about 4 hours inspecting beads and buying judiciously. We even had shopping lists and bought the things on our list as much as possible. I found some lapis rondelles, green chalcedony, regular turquoise, green turquoise, lemon quartz, large faceted labradorite, and my favorite style of leverback ear wires. I've been looking for chalcedony and labradorite in those colors and shapes for a couple of years.
I actually felt a little overwhelmed after 3 hours. I can't imagine what going back to the big Tucson shows would be like again. The last time I went was 2003! On the other hand, I still have plenty of beads to last me a while.