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Best Bead Show Open-to-the-Public Bead and Jewelry Show events. Retail Company

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03/03/2022
Tampa Bead Show

TAMPA, FL: Bead Mercantile Show returns March 12-13; Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 10am-4pm at Florida State Fairgrounds:
Special Events Center ~ 4800 US Hwy 301 N, Tampa, FL 33610
Use the Dr. MLK Jr Blvd Entrance and follow signs.
(Parking fee is $8 per Fairgrounds, not us)
We are open to the public.
Admission is discounted from $6 to $3 cash only/weekend pass when you register (link below if you did not receive our email)
(credit cards can be used for product purchase)
Please help spread the word to your friends, both beady and non-beady as we will also have finished jewelry (hand-made as well as Silver-Plated pendants, rings & earrings), minerals, crystals, metaphysical items, and ethnic items. We will have beads of all kinds-- gemstones (precious/semi-precious), pearls, lava, wooden, African & hand-crafted paper beads, and the east-coast’s largest traveling display of over 4000 seed beads! We will also have Chain, Pewter, hand-made PMC by Turtle Soup Designs, Wire, Bead Spinners & more!
Workers Needed:
1 - Also, if you or anyone you know would be interested in assisting us with set up and breakdown (able to lift up to 30 pounds & walk/be on feet throughout shift.
- Set up: Friday March 12th: 11am-3pm (1 - 2 people ~ $15/hour cash)
- Tear Down: Sunday March 13th: 7:30pm-10:30/11pm (1 - 2 people ~ $15/hour cash)
To register as new attendee (even if not able to attend this will have you an e-mail announcement and discount when we return to the area):
http://www.bestbeadshow.com/BuyerRegistration/Default.aspx?id=12
For more show information: http://www.bestbeadshow.com/BestBeadShows/BestBeadShow.aspx?id=12
Marvelous Creations by Madonna
Madonna Green Parker
Gums-Port Gums Port

03/01/2022

Our Bead Mercantile Show returns to St. Augustine this weekend, Sat., March 5th, 10-5 & Sun., March 6th, 10-4 at World Golf Village Renaissance / St. Johns Convention Center (Legends 1 & 2 Halls) ~ 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL, 32092. We are open to the public. Admission is just $3 when you register; $6 regular (cash only – credit cards can be used for product purchases at the show) and parking is free!

Please help spread the word to your friends, both beady and non-beady as we will also have finished jewelry (hand-made as well as Silver-Plated pendants, rings & earrings), minerals, crystals, metaphysical items, and ethnic items. We will have beads of all kinds-- gemstones (precious/semi-precious), pearls, lava, wooden, African & hand-crafted paper beads, and the east-coast’s largest traveling display of over 4000 seed beads! We will also have Chain, Pewter, hand-made PMC by Turtle Soup Designs, Wire, Bead Spinners & more!

Workers Needed:
1 - Also, if you or anyone you know would be interested in assisting us with set up and breakdown (able to lift up to 30 pounds & walk/be on feet throughout shift.
- Set up: Friday March 4th: 3pm-9pm (1 - 2 people ~ $15/hour cash)
- Tear Down: Sunday March 6th 4pm-9pm / 7pm-10pm (1 - 2 people ~ $15/hour cash)
- We also may need one person to help with sales during the show. Must be able to remain on feet for entire shift. Sat 3/5, 915am-5pm and Sun 3/6 10am-4pm $10/hr.

To register as new attendee and receive an e-mail announcement and discount when we return to the area: http://www.bestbeadshow.com/BuyerRegistration/Default.aspx?id=28

For more show information: http://www.bestbeadshow.com/BestBeadShows/BestBeadShow.aspx?id=28

Marvelous Creations by Madonna
Madonna Green Parker
New Century Beads
Gums Port
TurtleSoupBeads

02/26/2022
Pittsburgh Bead Show set up

Hello, Pittsburgh! Reminder that we are here this weekend with 11 exhibitors—the most since the pandemic! Still at The Comfort Inn & Suites RIDC Park at 180 Gamma Drive Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sat Feb 26th 10am-5pm & Sun Feb 27th 10am-4pm.
We are open to the public. Admission is only $3 when you register at the door. Cash only (credit cards accepted for product purchases) Parking is free. Come check out our Hall full of beads & artisan jewelry!
Vendors-- Bigiotteria Beads (previously dba Veni Vidi Beadi) ~ C & I Intl. ~ Celestial Gemstones, Inc. ~ Coffer Intl ~ Designs by Jasper ~ Ebrima Sillah African Beads ~ FiberAndBeads ~ KnittenJensBeads ~ Marvelous Creations By Madonna ~ New Century Beads ~ Small & Beautiful Beads and products by India Gemz-3 Closeout Collection and Turtle Soup Beads.
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR BEADY FRIENDS!
MORE show details:
http://www.bestbeadshow.com/BestBeadShows/BestBeadShow.aspx?id=6
Marvelous Creations by Madonna
Bigiotteria Beads
Candi Beads
New Century Beads
Small and Beautiful Beads
KnittenJen's Beads
Celestial Gemstones

02/20/2022
Pittsburgh Feb 26-27 Bead Show

We are in PITTSBURGH, PA THIS WEEKEND—Feb. 26-27, Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 10am-4pm at the Comfort Inn & Suites of RIDC Park ~ 180 Gamma Drive ~ Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
As always we are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, have FREE PARKING and discounted show admission of only $3*. (cash only for admission)
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR BEADY FRIENDS!
~Masks are suggested but not mandatory
~Hand Sanitizer will be readily available
~Registration is contactless—use link below or register from your phone at the door.
Shop hand-made knitted beads and PMC, artisan jewelry, and beads galore—Ethnic beads from Africa, gemstones, hand-crafted paper beads, pearls, pewter, Czech glass, Silver-Plated Jewelry (pendants, rings & earrings), Wire and the largest East-Coast traveling display of seed beads-- over 4500 variations!
Come see old friends and make new ones with vendors Bigiotteria Beads (previously dba Veni Vidi Beadi), C & I International, Celestial Gemstones, Inc., Coffer International, Designs by Jasper, Ebrima Sillah African beads, FiberAndBeads, KnittenJensBeads, Marvelous Creations By Madonna, New Century Beads, Small & Beautiful Beads and products by India Gemz-3 Closeout Collection and Turtle Soup Beads.
REGISTER: Simply use the following link for discounted $3 cash admission (if you did not already receive the Bead Mercantile Show registration e-mail). Even if you cannot attend this event, please register to be notified when we return to the Pittsburgh Area.
You may also register at the show from your own smart phone.
http://www.bestbeadshow.com/BuyerRegistration/Default.aspx?id=6
For show details:
http://www.bestbeadshow.com/BestBeadShows/BestBeadShow.aspx?id=6

02/17/2022
Essington, PA Bead Show

Reminder that we are in ESSINGTON, PA THIS WEEKEND— Feb. 19-20, Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 10am-4pm at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Philadelphia Airport ~ 45 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA.
As always we are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, have FREE PARKING and for this one FREE ADMISSION! PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR BEADY FRIENDS!
~Masks are suggested but not mandatory
~Hand Sanitizer will be readily available
~Registration is contactless—use link below or register from your phone at the door.
Come see Bigiotteria Beads (previously dba Veni Vidi Beadi), C & I International, Celestial Gemstones, Inc. Designs by Jasper, FiberAndBeads, Marvelous Creations By Madonna, and products by India Gemz-3 Closeout Collection and Turtle Soup Beads.
Shop hand-made PMC, artisan jewelry, and beads galore— gemstones, hand-crafted paper beads, pearls, pewter, Silver-Plated Jewelry (pendants, rings & earrings), Wire and the largest East-Coast traveling display of Japanese and Czech seed beads-- over 4500 variations!
REGISTER: Simply use the following link for FREE admission (if you did not already receive the Bead Mercantile Show registration e-mail). Even if you cannot attend this event, please register to be notified when we return to the Philly Area!
You may also register at the show from your own smart phone.
Register:
http://www.bestbeadshow.com/BuyerRegistration/Default.aspx?id=26
Show details:
http://www.bestbeadshow.com/BestBeadShows/BestBeadShow.aspx?id=26

01/26/2022

Hello. We hope you are all well. In case you have not seen our website, we are NOT doing a show in Tucson at this time.
This decision was not easy, but in light of ongoing concerns regarding health/safety and travel, at a show that requires a larger number of buyers for success, at a time when that cannot be guaranteed due to buyers' similar health concerns, as well as travel disruptions and fuel costs, we decided to cancel the event. Unfortunately, this was a catch22 as the health or success risks increased and decreased in direct proportion.
We WILL be returning to Tucson for our fall event September 1-4, at the Best Western Tucson Airport. A reminder will be sent closer to the event with dates and show times.
We also are having the following events which are more focused on regional buyers in smaller attendance--
Feb 19-20: Philly Area (Essington, PA)
Feb 26-27: Pittsburgh, PA
March 5-6: St. Augustine
March 12-13: Tampa
March 18-20: Miami, FL
April 9-10: Raleigh, NC
April 23-24: York, PA
Oct 7-9: Miami, FL
Oct 22-23: Pittsburgh, PA.
Our Summer schedule will be released later. Details for all shows can be found at www.BestBeadShow.com

There are some expressions that don't really make full sense until they hit home in an instant. "Heavy heart" is what ju...
01/23/2022

There are some expressions that don't really make full sense until they hit home in an instant. "Heavy heart" is what just came crashing in on me in a moment of clarity. It is with heavy heart that I need to announce to our exhibitors and buyers, that Mr. Arun Shah of Bollywood Bead Company, LLC. is no longer with us. His passing is a devastating loss to us and the world. He was always smiling and always trying to get everyone around him to smile. He was more than an exhibitor at our shows. He was a friend. At times even sharing an AirBnB, and many meals and laughs. When we first spoke, it was about business. His schedule often clashed with mine but he said "Keep calling me bc I know I will be doing your shows and I know we will be friends." He was correct on both counts. Doing Bead shows and traveling together friendships and bonds are formed. I know this man ALWAYS had my back. I wish our time was longer but I am grateful for the time we had.
I apologize that it took me 2 days to post this. I just couldn't bring myself to articulate this after receiving the news Friday morning. This photo I chose is the best representation of his personality and spirit. A photo speaks a thousand words, as we shed a thousand tears.

12/11/2021

REMINDER about our first annual Holiday Gift & Jewelry Showcase with local artists! This is not just beads… We have five artisans vending with us (see details below).
• Our warehouse-- 50 W Powhattan Ave. Essington, PA 19029
Unit 5 (next to All State Career School)
• Sat, Dec 11: 10am-6pm
• Sun, Dec 12: 11am-4pm
• Admission & Parking FREE!
• We love kids, but strollers not permitted due to space
• Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult at all times
• Masks suggested/not mandatory ~ Hand sanitizer available
• Please help spread the word to your friends! And please like this page to receive updates and notices for this and future events.
So come get that holiday shopping done while supporting local business and regional artists!
In addition to FiberAndBeads warehouse specials we will have the following guest artisan vendors…
• Bigiotteria: Hand-made finished jewelry with Venetian and Czech glass, Swarovski Crystal…
• Marvelous Creations by Madonna: Hand-crafted lightweight, one-of-a-kind Aluminum and Waterproof Paper Wearable Art accessories…
• The Peddlers Gallery: Hand-crafted artisan greeting cards, gift boxes and Bougie Butters…
• The Cyn Collection: Yoni oils and hand-crafted soaps. Feminine & Unisex lines available.
• Designs by Jasper: Hand-crafted finished jewelry with gemstone and metal beads, pewter, and metal and silver-plated focal pieces.
We will also have products from
• “Greatness Was When...!” Monumental moments in sports, music and world history recreated in fabric on garments as Wearable Art by local artist Kyle Dixon.
• Turtle Soup Beads PMC pendants & components created by artist Susan Bailey
• India Gemz 3 – Closeout Collection Wholesale-priced Silver-Plated Pendants, Rings & Earrings (hand-crafted in India at a friend’s factory)
And as usual, FiberAndBeads will have their extensive and complete collection of Seed Beads (4500+ variety), Pewter & Stringing material, Books/Magazines @ 75% off, Fossil packs, and great gift options in Kits, Authentic Coach Bags (at crazy-discount prices!) and Genuine Turkish Lamps. We also offer Gift Cards…
~ Send payment of $10 or more via PayPal to our account at [email protected]
~ Specify recipients name & "Gift Card" in the memo section.
~ Total amount valid for TWO years at any of our open houses or at our booth at any bead show.
~You can maintain a balance! No need to spend the entire amount and no “maintenance fees”
FiberAndBeads discount on their Regular-Priced Bead Items*:
10% Flat... 15% off $150 or more... 20% off $250 or more
*Such as seed beads, pewter, PMC.
Hand bags, Lamps, some Finished Jewelry and other items are not included.
Bigiotteria Beads Marvelous Creations by Madonna Annye Gerald Katie LaShonda The Peddler's Gallery Kyle Dixon Melissa Dixon TurtleSoupBeads Main Line Bead Society

11/25/2021

Hello and Happy Holidays! We are thrilled to announce our first annual Holiday Gift & Jewelry Showcase with local artists at our warehouse! 50 W Powhattan Ave. Essington, PA 19029 (next to All State Career School) This is not just beads… We have five artisans vending with us (see details below).
• Sat, Dec 11: 10am-6pm
• Sun, Dec 12: 11am-4pm
• Admission & Parking FREE!
• We love kids, but strollers not permitted due to space
• Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult at all times
• Masks suggested/not mandatory ~ Hand sanitizer available
• Please help spread the word to your friends! And please like this page to receive updates and notices for this and future events.
So hold onto some of that Black Friday money to come shop for every woman, man, girl or boy on your list (and yourself!) while supporting a local business and regional artists!
In addition to FiberAndBeads warehouse specials we will have the following guest artisan vendors…
• Bigiotteria: Hand-made finished jewelry with Venetian and Czech glass, Swarovski Crystal…
• Marvelous Creations by Madonna: Hand-crafted lightweight, one-of-a-kind Aluminum and Waterproof Paper Wearable Art accessories…
• The Peddlers Gallery: Hand-crafted artisan greeting cards, gift boxes and Bougie Butters…
• The Cyn Collection: Yoni oils and hand-crafted soaps. Feminine & Unisex lines available.
• Designs by Jasper: Hand-crafted finished jewelry with gemstone and metal beads, pewter, and metal and silver-plated focal pieces.
We will also have products from
• “Greatness Was When...!” Monumental moments in sports, music and world history recreated in fabric on garments as Wearable Art by local artist Kyle Dixon.
• Turtle Soup Beads PMC pendants & components created by artist Susan Bailey
• India Gemz 3 – Closeout Collection Wholesale-priced Silver-Plated Pendants, Rings & Earrings (hand-crafted in India at a friend’s factory)
And as usual, FiberAndBeads will have their extensive and complete collection of Seed Beads (4500+ variety), Pewter & Stringing material, Books/Magazines @ 75% off, Fossil packs, and great gift options in Kits, Authentic Coach Bags (at crazy-discount prices!) and Genuine Turkish Lamps. We also offer Gift Cards…
~ Send payment of $10 or more via PayPal to our account at [email protected]
~ Specify recipients name & "Gift Card" in the memo section.
~ Total amount valid for TWO years at any of our open houses or at our booth at any bead show.
~You can maintain a balance! No need to spend the entire amount and no “maintenance fees”
FiberAndBeads discount on their Regular-Priced Bead Items*:
10% Flat... 15% off $150 or more... 20% off $250 or more
*Such as seed beads, pewter, PMC.
Hand bags, Lamps, some Finished Jewelry and other items are not included.
Bigiotteria Beads Marvelous Creations by Madonna Annye Gerald Katie LaShonda The Peddler's Gallery Kyle Dixon Melissa Dixon TurtleSoupBeads Main Line Bead Society

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50 W Powhattan Ave
Essington, PA
19029

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Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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+16109092674

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will you be coming to the Portland, Oregon area??
Hi, are you still running the show in Miami?
Pre Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday sale TOMORROW & Sunday!...
On Saturday 4/2 I will be teaching a basics and beyond wire weaving class at the Best Bead Show if you are interested please check their web page:
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Please come to visit Super Time Beads this weekend at Best Bead Show located at Miami DoubleTree Mart West Hall, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126. Our booth number: 402.
Other sample of Antique Key class for Miami show 3/14/15
Antique Key Class sample at The Best Bead Show Saturday March 14 in Miami Double Tree Hotel by the Miami airport check the show website to register....
For the Miami girls I will be teaching this class at the show March 14/2015 I hope to see you there...