Sunday March 11, 2012 / 11:00am to 5:00pmInternational Gem and Jewelry Show
How was your experience?
My first impression was that the venue was really unpleasant looking and "dive-y." It was on the basement level of the Seattle Center's Exhibition Hall, under bright-bright lights that made the place feel like a sauna. Did find some beads that I liked, and the prices on them seemed fair. But it was just not a pleasant environment. And the booths -- at least those on the periphery, where most of the beads were -- were jammed together fairly tightly. At one point, I went to the restroom, and found it really dirty, as if it hadn't been cleaned all day. I stayed at the event for only about 45 min. Really could not wait to leave. Not sure if I'll ever go back.