Dallas Christmas Bead & Jewelry Show

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December 1, 2, & 3, 2017

Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 til 6, Sunday 10 til 4

Our largest Christmas Show ever!  We’ve got a great show lined up for this year and along with some great buys for all your bead & jewelry needs.  So make your plans today to join us next weekend at the Grapevine Convention Center.

This year’s show is a lot larger than usual and we have had to make a policy change.  Therefore we are Sorry, but no children under 8 years of age. For a full list of exhibitors, please click on the “Info” tab.

Please call 504-265-8830, or email info@aksshow.com with inquiries.

The Dallas Christmas Bead & Jewelry Show is a wholesale show OPEN TO THE PUBLIC featuring fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, beading supplies, findings, pearls, silver, designer cabochons, minerals, tools, and classes!

Check this clip out from one of our Dallas Bead & Jewelry Shows from last year.

Wholesale Buyer ~Preregistration allows each buyer to bring one guest with them.  Wholesale preregistration is now closed.  You may always register at the show.

You do not have to register if you preregistered previously AND have retained your Buyers Badge.  You may register at the show, just bring a copy of your sales tax license with you to register.

Retail Shoppers ~ Pay only $5 for the entire weekend! Join our mailing list and get a discount off that already low price.

Directions to the show can be found on our “Location & Map” tab.

A list of our exhibitors can be found on our “Info” tab.

Classes can be found on our “Classes” tab.

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Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051


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Admission is still only $5 for the entire weekend for the general public. Save more by joining our mailing list.

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EXHIBITORS

  • Ann’s Bath Treats
  • Baby Boomers ~ Fashion Jewelry
  • Bali Designs ~ silver findings & jewelry
  • Beading House ~ All you ever need for beading
  • Bead Stuff ~ seed beads, tools, supplies
  • Dorjee ~ Tibetan jewelry
  • International Gems ~ gemstones & fine jewelry
  • Jade House ~ findings and beads
  • Imperial Gems ~ fine quality gemstone beads & pearls
  • Kingdom Trading ~ gemstone beads
  • Lisa Hamerlee ~ chain, cord, and fine gemstone beads
  • Mat Collection ~ beads
  • NJBF Creations ~ wire wrapping
  • The Perfect Gem ~ fashion jewelry
  • Queenly Global Trading ~ gemstone beads
  • Rebecca Lyns Jewelry & Gems ~ beaded jewelry
  • Ro-A-Beads ~ gemstone bead
  • Sandy Schor ~ vintage jewelry & beads
  • Supertime Trading ~ gemstone beads & findings
  • Tejas Beads ~ gemstone beads
  • Unconventional Lapidarist ~ Designer cabochons,
  • Unique Creations ~ Charms

Wholesale Buyers who preregister will be admitted free of charge. Preregistration allows each wholesale buyer to bring one guest with them. On site registration allows only one person to be admitted without charge. All other guests must pay retail admission.

Wholesale buyers and their guest who preregister are admitted free of charge.

JEWELRY CLASSES BY NAOMI!

Learn to make the following:

BIO.

Naomi Fron is the designer/creator and owner of NJBF CREATIONS and has been creating her beautiful wire jewelry for 30 years.  She is self taught and over the years has developed her own style combining traditional and sculptured wire wrapping styles.  Her main goal in designing is to highlight and showcase the stone she is using in elegant and delicate pieces

She began her business in 1985 in Tennessee after having learned how to cut and polish gemstones. She wanted to learn how to make settings to show them off and she chose wire because any size or shape stone could be utilized. Ever since then she has been designing & creating her wire jewelry, traveling from Mass. to Florida, exhibiting and selling at Arts & Craft Shows and at Gem & Mineral Shows and has loved sharing her passion for this art form.

She moved back to Texas in 2009 to marry her high school sweetheart and to share her talents with her home state.  You can see some of her beautiful jewelry at www.NJBFCreations.com and at her Etsy Shop, NJBF Jewelry Creations.

BASIC BEADING ~ $30 FOR 2 HOUR CLASS

In this two hour course, you will learn:

>  the different types of wire and cord

>  how to begin a strand

>  how to use Guardians and how to attach clasps

>  how to finish off your necklace.

>  how  to use memory wire and make a bracelet.

The cost of the course will include memory wire for the bracelet and two Guardians and Crimp Beads.

BASIC BEADING SUPPLIES 

You can purchase these from Beading House at the show.

>49 Strand Beadalon .018

>2 clasps

>2 toggles or one toggle and one clasp for necklace

>A bead board – to design your necklace

You can purchase these at the show or bring your own.

Beads of your choice- we will be making a memory wire bracelet and a beaded necklace.  If we have time you can make a pair of earrings. I have hypo-allergenic earwires.

The 2 strand memory wire bracelet uses about  100 4-6mm beads.  The number of beads that you will need for your necklace will depend on how long you want to make it and the size beads you want to use.

I will have some of these you can use for the class:

>Various pliers- but do bring your own if you have them

>Cutters for wire

>Crimping tool

>Measuring tape – ruler

>Bracelet Mandrel

>Hammers

Your cost for the class includes a kit containing enough Memory Wire to make a 2 strand Bracelet, 2 Guardians and 2 Crimp Beads.

BASIC WIRE WRAPPING ~ $45 FOR 2 HOUR CLASS

In this two hour course, you will learn:

>  different types of wire

>  different sizes and shapes of wire

>  hardness of wire and it’s importance

>  how to determine how much wire you need for your project

>  tools to use with wire wrapping

>  how to shape & bend wire

>  how to make a bracelet

>  how to make a traditional pendant

Cost of course will include Copper Wire to make a Traditional Pendant.

BASIC WIRE-WRAPPING SUPPLIES

>Round Nose Pliers

>Flat Nose Pliers

>Bent Nose Pliers

>Wire Cutters

>Flat File

>Tape measure or ruler

Your cost for the class includes a kit containing enough Copper Wire to make a traditional wire wrapped pendant and a wire bracelet.

I am using Copper for several reasons; it is inexpensive and the temper is similar to dead soft Sterling or 14 Kt. Gold-filled Wire and is easy to work.

BUNDLE THE CLASSES!  Take both classes for $65.

To reserve your space, contact Naomi by emailing her at: njbfcreations@gmail.com