Sabaku is the Japanese word for 'desert' and that is the environment owner Nancy Lenches grew up in. After attending art school in Tucson, she became inspired to instill the colors and textures of the Sonoran Desert into her prints. She provided artwork for T-shirts and presto, a business was born. Her newly opened east-side store features a wide array of garments and designs that show the influence of Mexican and Native American cultures and are tagged with information about the history of the design. A great idea for a gift or souvenir from the Southwest!
Stewart Kuper Diamond Jewelers is the place you must head to if you're looking for that unique present for that one special person. With many years in the business, this store is one of the city's leaders in custom jewelry design and repair. The glittering store also features designer watches and jewelry with labels such as Alan Still, Weil and Sector. Appraisal services are available on the premises.
Peter Glenn sells equipment you need for what is nowadays commonly called "alternative sports." The term includes skiing as well as skateboarding and water-skiing, snowboarding as much as wake-boarding gear. Keep in mind that skiing is a distinct possibility in Southern Arizona, providing that the long-awaited snowfall brings the snow pack to Mt. Lemmon. Water-skiing is possible on some of Southern Arizona's reservoirs. Rentals are also available.
This is a bookstore totally devoted to the Christian faith. Although the selection leans heavily on Catholicism, there is some room on the shelves for other denominations. Other than bibles, religious books and literature on the history of the Catholic church, the store features a large selection of sacred music in different styles. Also, Trinity Bookstore is probably the shop with the largest number of Catholic saints on its shelves. Devotional candles abound. If you're looking for a religious souvenir, this is the place to go.
This is an East-side wholesale and retail store carrying beads from all over the globe, such as Czech glass beads, gemstone beads, metal beads and findings in sterling. Visitors interested in the craft may sign up for bead-making classes online or over the phone. Silver jewelry, pottery, sand paintings, kachina dolls and other Southwestern gifts are also available. This shop has been involved in trading Indian arts for generations, and has a reputation for reliability and quality.
This is more than just a flower shop. Here, the staff is able to teach you about the language of roses, and how to pick the right rose for the right occasion. Is it appropriate to give a bouquet of confetti roses to your new love interest, and what is the significance of yellow roses? You will learn the answer, and more, if you meet with one of the store's flower consultants to discuss your choices. Once you've made your pick, each rose will be carefully cut and sent to its destination right from the flower field. Online ordering is available.
Paul September has sold western paraphernalia from his store for quite a while, and by now he has delighted customers from places as far away as Tasmania and Germany. His store carries items that are difficult to get anywhere, such as entire wagons, millstones, old saddles and tack, and mining equipment. He also provides western outfits for Tucson resorts, dude ranches, western shows and pageants in the area. It's worthwhile browsing both his store and his backyard; this is the place to find authentic western souvenirs that you're not likely to find anywhere else.
This business inside Grant Square Plaza promotes the idea of rubber stamping as new way of creating art. It's Tucson's only full-service art stamp store, specializing in fabric art, custom and business stamps. All the necessary accessories such as paints and inks are available. According to the owner, more and more people sign up for the stamping classes she teaches on the premises, reflecting the increasing popularity of art stamping.
This east side gallery mainly showcases the works of David R. Freeland, Jr. Inspired by Native American artists, David has designed jewelry since he was a teenager, and his long years of experience certainly show in his gold and silver inlay work. Sunrise Silver Company features a wide array of his designer jewelry, as well as opals imported from Australia. The silver kachina dolls on display are made in the Philippines, and are remarkable for their craftsmanship.
This is a family-oriented business indeed, with owners Jason and Heidi Knight keeping their little daughter always at the store to teach her the tools of the trade at a very early age. The three will make you feel immediately welcome and will give you expert advice at great length. They specialize in platinum acquired from antique and estate sales. There is a good selection from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods, plus vintage of such designers as Cartier, Rolex and Patek Philippe. Purchases can now be made online as well.
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