Jewelry-052913

The Bead Show

San Mateo County Event Center (San Mateo, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

110 ratings
3.9 average rating
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17 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 01 2013

Was not able to attend, so cannot rate this event.

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2 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 11 2010

We were there over 3 hours and found great bargains so you know we loved it.

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

While it may not seem like a "large" event at first site, there are so many beads and other jewelry supplies at each booth that it can easily take two hours to see... continued

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2 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 11 2010

WONDERFUL EXPO. SO MANY JEWELS AND IDEAS. LOTS OF AFFORDABLE BOOTHS TOO! GREAT FOR HOBBY FOLKS LIKE MYSELF!...

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

Amazing beed show and purchasing from gold star is easy.

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3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 10 2009

Did not like the bead show at all. There was too much of the same thing and hard to tell the real stuff from the junk....and I think it was mostly junk.
The parking... continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

First if you want to park at the SanMateo Fairgrounds you have to pay $10 unless you find parking on the street. then once you enter you can see lots and lots of bead... continued

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1 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Oct 16 2010

I went to the bead show and I think there wasn't enough booths this time. I was expecting some finisdhed jewelry And the parking was $10 not worth the money I saved in buying beads.

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5 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

If you make your own jewerly this is the event for you! Great prices and beautiful beads.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 01 2013

If you need beads, there were some good ones at the show, but most vendors seemed to have very similar merchandise and prices. The parking fee at the Event Center is... continued

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5 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Jul 09 2010

It is a standard bead show......... the way it was advertised, I didn't know the difference between this show and the big one with a wholesale back room. This could be a bit clearer

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4 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 08 2012

It was my first time at a Bead Show so I didn't know what to expect. The show was smaller than I expected (about 75 vendors?) but I liked that because it was easier to... continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 07 2012

It was OK. Many merchants/tables but not that much variety in terms of bead selections. It was hard to find the place at first since I am not familiar with that area.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 14 2011

Lots of beads, my favorite but also more jewelry than I had expected.

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4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 08 2012

Parking was $10.00. Luckily I had already read that in the Friday reviews. It was my first gem show so I really didn't know what to expect. I thought it was rather... continued

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

Really great show. This one was half the size of other ones I've attended in the same location (San Mateo Fairgrounds), but the selection was excellent and there were far... continued

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6 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 08 2012

Really liked it. There was a mix of high end not such great deals to really good deals.

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1 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

Tables full of beads and bead strands. Very few findings or anything else bead related. Only one table had a class.

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Ann
4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 17 2010

The bead show is fine. I am a new bead person, so I was a bit overwhelmed. Didn't realize that need to pay $10 parking fee, with my daughter came in from different... continued

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Goldstar Member
3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

The Bead Show was smaller than the International Gem Show. But it was all about the beads-of course!-so it was much easier to find the beads I had in mind. The overall... continued

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