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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11 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 12 2012

It was much smaller than the last bead show in September. The prices were not as good and, of course, the selection was not as good.

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6 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 17 2009

There were not many vendors at this show and the choices of purchase left much to be desired. Alot to pay for parking for such a low vendor attendance. I will not attend again.

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 14 2011

Awful. I used to attend these shows frequently about 3 years ago.
You can tell the recession has hit the Vendors hard..
It's much smaller than before, and there is no variety at all. Everything looks the same. It's as if each vendor got in a...continued

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10 events
2 reviews
2 stars
5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 16 2009

Great selection of beads and jewelry making material.

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8 events
2 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 13 2012

Great show. There was a large assortment of beads with good prices.

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2 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 07 2012

I didn't find very many booths. The booth's that were there seemed to be all selling the same merchandise. There needs to be more variety in vendor's and their products. I was disappointed because I was looking for new merchandise and I saw the...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 10 2011

I enjoy it was good great prices but last time was a bigger show, i always fine good deals!!

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4 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

I liked that the show was in the larger building, which seemed to give more space between booths, making it easier to move around. The lighting was just right, making the beads sparkle and hard to walk past without stopping to look (and buy!).

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 12 2013

I love this show...always look forward to it when I know it's coming to town. I always
find something new to give me inspiration. I even get great advice from other
beaders at the show. When I'm here I'm in another world. Marilyn F.

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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 01 2013

I'm glad I didn't pay to attend...then it would not have been worth it. It was just not very enjoyable. The vendors weren't enthusiastic, the lighting wasn't illuminating and the venue is old and tired.

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4 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

If you are into beading and know what you are doing/what you need, this was the place to be. If you are new to beading, this was overwhelming!!!

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 17 2009

It was a great show! I was overwhelmed from the time I walked in until the time I walked out. I stayed two hours and would have been there longer if I had had additional monies for extra purchases. I do recommend that show attendees walk around...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 11 2010

It was a good event. I am glad that it is small. it was somewhat overwhelming.

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 10 2010

Loads of stuff. Not too crowded when I went and the event was well organized. No trouble using my Goldstar ticket. Some vendors would only accept debit cards, not credit.

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2 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 10 2010

Lots of beads and lots of choices. Vendors were very efficient even though there were alot of people there were not even any lines...we enjoyed it very much.

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 13 2012

The array/selection of bead products was very good. Prices for same or similar items were very competitive. Variety of bead styles, etc. was outstanding. Am looking forward to attending the Nov. Bead Show too.

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4 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

The event was great. I went on a whim, just to see what the Gem Show entailed. I was pleasantly surprised. I will never again purchase costume jewelry at retail prices. The Gem show comes to the Bay Area four times a year. They will be back...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

These shows become les and les interesting. Not too many vendors attend it.

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 10 2009

This was actually a present for my wife. She loved it! She got to see a wide range of beads and come home with what she said were several good scores.

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