Jewelry 052913
3.9 / 5 Rated by 129 members
Review from A. Chen
Red Velvet 28 events 17 reviews

Parking is very expensive at the Exposition Center.

reviewed Oct 16 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Victoria H.
166 events 34 reviews

Great fun for people who use beads for making jewelry.

reviewed Jul 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sandy
170 events 30 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Tbarbera
23 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 16 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from tobyh
11 events 9 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea R.
22 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Threasa
8 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea R.
22 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea R.
22 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from engekiaikouka
32 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from wuwendie
16 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Troibichon
12 events 7 reviews

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.

reviewed Jul 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Classic
38 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 17 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
10 events 6 reviews

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!

reviewed Jul 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Carolyn Reams
5 events 5 reviews

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.

reviewed Oct 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Sunshine Sue
11 events 5 reviews

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.

reviewed Nov 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Cindy Ossias
34 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lee
14 events 5 reviews

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)

reviewed Jul 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Betsy Lim
41 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 16 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Nora
10 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 15 2011 report as inappropriate