Jewelry 052913

The Bead Show Reviews

San Mateo County Event Center (San Mateo, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

117 ratings
3.9 average rating
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7 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 11 2009

This was my first time to attend and I really enjoyed it. It can be overwhelming to look at everything. There were so many beautiful beads to look at and it was best to look at most of the stalls first before buying because there were some vendors...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

Lots of variety of beads...a bit overwhelming for beginners but you find your way around. Good deals!

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21 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 11 2009

I took my girlfriend and her three kids. We have now made this an annual event and already have planned for the next outing. The layout was easy and nice to get through. The prices were very reasonable, a bead lovers paradise. This was my first...continued

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16 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 18 2009

For a "free" event it was costly - the $8 parking fee is a deterrent and the number of vendors was less than previous years.

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NobhillTreehouseSF Red Velvet
90 events
25 reviews
85 stars
attended Oct 16 2009

Much less vendors than other events there but higher quality. They seemed more local...

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11 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 17 2010

Fun event! Good number of vendors with pretty good prices on beads and beading supplies. Parking though was too high at $10.

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4 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 09 2010

The show was fabulous! I purchased tons of good stuff for great prices! But you really need to be careful as, some vendors charged more for the same items as other vendors.
Also, a few disappointments. The parking was $10 and not the $8 noted on...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 18 2009

IMPORTANT: The people taking entry fees at the door told me there is no such thing as will-call tickets for the show. You need to bring your confirmation printout with you. They were generous and waved me through, but you should bring your...continued

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4 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 17 2009

There were a nice number of vendors. Enjoyed the different booths and especially enjoyed the demonstrations given by lady who makes wire and bead jewelry. She was awesome!!

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

At first I thought it was too bad that the Show did not have as many vendors as before. But it turned out to be just the right size for me! I was not exhausted at the end and I had the chance to go around to all the booths at least twice (the 1st...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 18 2009

The Bead Show seemed a bit smaller this year - perhaps just a reflection of the economy right now. Almost every dealer had discounts and sales. If one had the stamina, the best plan would be to walk all the way through first just to find the...continued

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15 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 18 2009

As a beginner, I found the class helpful. I bought some beautiful beads, and I'm happy with my purchases. I noticed that some vendors had the same merchanidise and some marked up the beads 100%, then sold them for 1/2 off, with the net result...continued

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1 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Jul 09 2010

I enjoyed it, though you could tell the economy really impacted the vendors, as there were less of them, but still there were enough for me to get the items I needed at a price I was happy with.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 10 2009

My sister and I attended this show. We had no difficulty utilizing our confirmation to get into the show. And we had a wonderful time.

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Amy
3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 11 2009

Terrific deals on bead stuff!

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

the vendors had a good selection to choose from. The chain made from precious and semi-precious beads had a wide variety and was very reasonably priced. There were other good deals and as usual, some that were a bit expensive.

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545 events
226 reviews
-3 stars
attended Jul 08 2012

Lots of beads. So if you are into that, go!

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41 events
25 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 16 2009

This is not a really first class bead show, but if you look carefully, there are a few vendors with unusual and good merchandise at very fair prices. It takes time to find those vendors, but in the end, the show was worthwhile for me.

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16 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Great variety of beads at very reasonable prices. It is a great place for jewelry makers.

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16 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 16 2010

Parking is very expensive at the Exposition Center.

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