Jewelry 052913

The Bead Show

San Mateo County Event Center (San Mateo, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

112 ratings
3.9 average rating
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Threasa Red Velvet
8 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2010

many strands of crystals and beads at good prices. Not as much variety as I had expected. Some booths were laid out so you could not get to merchandise. Not enough variety of chains used in jewelry making. Some had a minimum requirement to buy....continued

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32 events
5 reviews
24 stars
attended Jul 08 2012

It was swell, as usual, except that there were not enough "findings" available.

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92 events
28 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

Great fun for people who use beads for making jewelry.

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Sandy
130 events
25 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 12 2013

It was ok. I was abit disappointed b/c you could prob go to places like SF Gift center (for free) and get the same stuff. I didn't think the prices were that great. Charged parking in lot so i parked on the street. The food in the cafe was not too...continued

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23 events
12 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 16 2009

Fairly small show with not a lot of diversity in product. Not a great selection of beads, either in crystal or semi precious. Good show for strict amateurs who are not so particular

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11 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 11 2010

This is my first time attending this event. As a hobbyist, I really enjoyed it.

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21 events
8 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 18 2009

I love the bead show. It's similar to the gem and jewelry show they have in the same location, but the bead show has much cheaper merchandise, more findings and if you dig a little, some fantastic bargains. I think it's best to do a quick walk...continued

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21 events
8 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 10 2011

They have raised the parking fee to $10 now, which seems pretty steep when you consider there is street parking in the nearby neighborhood. This particular bead show (I have been to two of these before as well as several of the Gem and Jewelry...continued

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21 events
8 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 11 2010

This is the second time I've been to The Bead Show, though I have been to it's sister show, the Gem & Jewelry Expo a number of times. I like the shows, but the parking fees always annoy me. I was really disappointed to see they had raised the...continued

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12 events
7 reviews
27 stars
attended Oct 18 2009

Smaller than in past years, but still a good place to get beads at a good price.

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10 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

If you make your own jewelry, this is the place for you! You can get good quality findings, beads, pendants, etc. as well as the lower end all in one place. This show also has some vendors with finished jewelry. It is absolutely be-dazzling!

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24 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 14 2011

Since my friend and I went on Friday, the show wasn't too crowded. I had been to the show many times, but for my friend, it was the first time. She enjoyed it and bought very nice quality pearls for a reasonable price. The merchant gave her a...continued

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35 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 17 2009

What a waste of time!
The same parking charge as for the Gem & Jewelry Show,but this one is about 1/5 in size. Few vendors, and not the best ones at that. Higher prices;no wholesale area; lots of parking, but there was a good reason for that -...continued

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5 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 18 2009

I ended up going on the first day. There weren't as many vendors and it was not crowded. I got in and out of there in two hours. The vendors were attentive and there were lots of bargains available. I spent more than I intended, but I'm pleased.

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13 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 09 2010

Such a large selection of beads that it was a little overwhelming. Prices were good and the vendors were helpful. My only complaint is the ridiculous price for parking ($10)

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8 events
5 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 07 2012

The event was very well organized and laid out. I really enjoyed all the exhibits and products. They Cafe is a nice place to rest for a minute and have a snack or other refreshments.

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37 events
4 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 16 2009

Great number and variety of bead vendors! Also enjoyed the free demonstrations for beading and wiring.

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9 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

If you like lots of sparkle - this will be fun for you.

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8 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 08 2011

Vendors, products were great ~ the venue doesn't have air conditioning though. This made me "like" the event instead of "love" it.

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5 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 11 2009

Great selection of beads. If you have a Reseller's License the vendors honor it and actually will give you even more reduced pricing. This was a good show.

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