Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Where to get em!

Hey Kids!

It is time for the monthly 'schemere' of bead shows across the country!

Making jewelry is a great creative outlet and perfect to have on hand for those gift giving occasions. Who doesn't want to have something handmade, something created just for them by you.

You are tired of shopping in retail chains and frustrated at the limitations of their selections. You just can't seem to 'see' what is for sale at online catalogs, and you know the colors and shapes vary according to supply.

What do you?

Gem and mineral shows are your friend. They are priced better than retail chain. The choices are vast. You will see beads that you will never see in a retail chain. Most will sell to the public and do not require a resellers license.

Here is a list of bead shows that may be in your area.

Happy shopping!

July 10, 11, 12
Oregon Convention Center
Exhibit Hall E, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR

July 10 - 12, 2009
Tacoma Puget Sound Bead Festival
Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion
1320 Broadway Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma, WA

July 11 - 12, 2009
York Fairgrounds And Expo Center - (Horticultural Hall)
334 Carlisle Ave
York, PA

July 18 - 19, 2009
Metrolina Expo Trade Center - (Building C)
7100 Statesville Rd.
Charlotte, NC

Jul 17-19, 2009
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, CA

Jul 17-19, 2009
Marin Center
Exhibit Hall
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA

Jul 17-19, 2009
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 East 38th St
Indianapolis, IN

July 18 - 19, 2009
Jewelry & Bead Show, Gift & Fashion Accessory Show
Mansour Center
995 Roswell Street, NE
Marietta, GA

July 25, 2009
Hyatt Regency Miami
400 South East Second Street
Miami, FL

July 25 - 26, 2009
<---- I'm going to this one :)
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Governor W. Kerr Scott Building
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC

July 25 - 26, 2009
Agricenter International - (D-wing)
7777 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN

July 25 - 26, 2009
Jacob K Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

July 28 - 30, 2009
Orange County Convention Center
9860 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL


  1. Great list Tish! Think I will be checking out the Tacoma Puget Sound Bead Festival this weekend.

    Keep beading!

    From Artbeads.com

  2. Thanks Duchess! Have a great time pah-roosing the bead show!!!