Hi! I'm going to Tucson, Arizona in February, to the LARGEST BEAD SHOW in the world!
I have gone twice before and can't wait to get back. So far I have checked the weather, and it's supposed to be 70 degrees when I get there!!!!! Semi-precious stone and freshwater pearls are the major focus of what I'm looking for. I would also like to find some unique glass beads and findings. Who knows what else I'll find!
Since this is the Largest Bead Show, vendors show off their newest cuts, designs and finds that set the tone for bead trends of the year ... I will be posting on our Bead It! Facebook page, letting you know who I've met, where I've been, and sneak-peaks of what I've found, so keep posted!
Vendors and Venues
There are over 50 venues, with between 50-200 vendors at each! The show generally runs the first two weeks of February. There are shows that focus on beads, some focus on precious cut stones and jewelry ... there are also fossils, geodes, singing bowls, statues, and I even found a great vest there one year!
You can't possibly see everything there, so I have my favorite shows mapped out, my essential rolling suit cases, and I'll try to rest up so I have the required energy!