Did you know you can ship your tools and supplies ahead of time to the hotel?

Barb SolemArt Retreat in the Desert, shipping

Some of our instructors have everything you need to create your project in their classes; others require you to bring your own tools and supplies.

Read through each of your class descriptions and pay extra attention to the category titled, “Student Supplies.”

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Those are the items you will be responsible for bringing to that instructor’s class. 


Are You Worried About TSA or the hassle of checking your tools on the plane?


TSA is usually pretty good about letting all of your items pass through their inspection if you have them packed in your checked luggage.
If you’re worried about checking your beloved tools and torches on the airplane, maybe we can ease your mind a bit.
Here’s what we do, and we haven’t ever had a problem with anything getting confiscated.
We put all of our supplies in Ziploc bags along with the jewelry class descriptions so that if they do check, they can see what the various items are going to be used for.
The only thing we would not pack is the fuel for your torch (your torch should be fine though.)
Do you want to avoid the potential hassles with TSA and lugging your supplies with you on the airplane?
We invite you to ship them ahead to the hotel


We will check into the hotel on Tuesday, January 30th, so please schedule your deliveries after that date. 


Send your packages c/o Barb Solem and Vivi Magoo

(dont use your name – they’ll charge you to collect your deliveries, but they won’t charge us if your boxes are in our name)

***Place your name somewhere on your boxes so we know who they belong to (put it in the return address or write it anywhere on the box***


The Westin – La Paloma

c/o Barb Solem and Vivi Magoo

3800 East Sunrise Drive,

Tucson, Arizona 85718


We’ll keep an eye out for them and keep your things safely in our room until you arrive.