Jewelry 052913
3.9 / 5 Rated by 129 members
Review from Gina Naivaluvou

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.

reviewed Jul 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from sara rachel

Most vendors were lovely. A great, inexpensive, vast jewelry supply.

reviewed Oct 07 2016 report as inappropriate
Review from SMOSZI

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.

reviewed Oct 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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

reviewed Oct 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Inna

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

reviewed Oct 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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.

reviewed Jul 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Betty c. Shon

very little choice of bead vendors

reviewed Jul 10 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Laura Lenz

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

reviewed Nov 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Cora Jean Kleppe

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

reviewed Jul 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Megan Lamb

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 everything, let alone shopping for interesting and well-priced pieces.

I would...continued

reviewed Oct 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from LALA

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

reviewed Jul 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Amazing beed show and purchasing from gold star is easy.

reviewed Nov 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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 was too expensive....I paid $3 for the ticket and $8 to park. I will...continued

reviewed Jul 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from mao2009

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 vendors. it was good, some standard beads ,some unique. There was jewelry too,...continued

reviewed Oct 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from SumySarin

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.

reviewed Oct 16 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Lenore

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

reviewed Jul 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Tracysmith317

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 walk around and see all of the vendors. The vendors were all very helpful and...continued

reviewed Jul 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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.

reviewed Jul 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jen

Just okay. Resist the temptation of shopping at the stalls located right next to the entrance. The prices dropped as you go further into the convention center. There were 2-3 actually good stalls I bought strands of beads and findings at. It seems...continued

reviewed Oct 09 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Margo

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

reviewed Oct 14 2011 report as inappropriate