The Intergalactic bead show is trade show for bead merchants and enthusiast. The space for merchants is usually around 2 to 4 square meters. There are usually 4 fairs a month in different states. If your interested in getting a space they have a great customer support for reservations and you can usually get a space 3 months before the event depending on the availability.
The last show I attended had a great variety of sellers with different specialties. I was able to get some great glass beads from Italy along with some silver findings. I made a lot of friends and learn a lot of new things.
I even was able to get a demo of new products such as microwave kiln for making glass beads and pendants. I was captivated how it great it was to see new products and acctually get to try them out before buying them.
If you want to make sure you get the beads you need you can usually see the participants of the show before attending so you can get an idea on what you can buy.
I have made a lot friends attending these shows and look forward to the next bead fair in my state.
Italy Bead Fair
November 19-22 2010
Chibimart Milano is a very important jewelry fair in Milan Italy that consist of 4,000 sqm. worth of exhibition. The fair consist of fashion jewelry, bead components, semi-precious stones, precious metals, fashion accessories and a huge collection of exhibitors selling handcrafted products. There is also a sub category of products such as: aromatherapy, furnishings and candles.
Bead Fairs in Germany
Mineralientage München 2010
29.-31. Oktober 2010
Trendset München 2011
05.-07. Januar 2011
Early Bird Hamburg 2011
15.-17. Januar 2011
Fire Mountain Gems is one of the trusted online bead Stores in the country. They carry a huge sellection of beads from different materials. You can easily browse through their selection since everything is arrange in the right category. They also have some great instructional videos to help you out in some basic jewelry making.
One of the more hidden items you should check out from their inventory are the huge sellection of findings. You can never go wrong with shopping in Fire Mountain and delivery is one of the best and fastest.
Website: Fire Mountain Gems
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