Too much fun, and it was totally legal!
Met a bunch of great people. Drank a lot of red wine. Took a bunch of pix.
I met Julienne at her shop of the same name on the plaza in Mesilla. She'd convinced me to wear the ring I'd purchased by visiting glassblower/wirewrapper Anton Bodor. (That's him at work. Anton's card lists a website at www.artusmart.com, but the server wasn't working this morning. You can e-mail Anton. You can also find him on EBay under the name docwattson.) I bought the ring and a bracelet simply because they are very beautiful to me. Maybe it was the wine, but I kept the ring on the rest of the night. (Next morning I woke, looked at my hand, and decided that, although the piece is a real beauty, it's not in me to wear a ring of that type. They're both on display in my home, which was my original intention.)
Someday I'll go back and check out Julienne's handmade wearable art. She never uses a machine, and she'll consider your special requests.
ArtsHop continues to be a cultural highlight in my adopted city, Las Cruces.