New Orleans Christmas, Jewelry, & Bead Show


October 28, 29 & 30, 2016

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

Please call 504-265-8830, or email with inquiries.

AKS Gem Shows are wholesale shows OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Wholesale Buyer ~ Preregistration is now soon.  Wholesale buyers “Click Here” to preregister.

Preregistration allows each buyer to bring one guest with them at no charge.  Preregistration ends Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Be sure and plan to bring extra copies of your sales tax id. If you preregistered for an early show this year (2015) and still have your badge, you do not need to register again.  Merely bring your current name badge with you.

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

Classes:  Just click on the “Classes” tab for details.

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.


4545 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065

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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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  • Baby Boomers
  • Bead Rendezvous
  • Bead Stuff
  • Beadiful
  • Beading House
  • Bali Designs Inc.
  • Dorjee
  • Feng’s Trading
  • House of Tam
  • International Gems
  • Jade House
  • Mat Collection
  • MeMe’s Beads
  • The Pefect Gem
  • Ramlah Trading
  • Ro-A-Beads, Inc.
  • Silver Etc.
  • Songlily
  • Tejas Beads
  • Unique Creations

Wholesale Buyers who preregister will be admitted free of charge. Preregistration allows each wholesale buyer to bring one guest with them.


AKS Gem Shows is excited to announce classes will be offered at our upcoming show at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday November 1 by renowned and published wire artist, Diana Sanchez Harwood, of San Antonio, TX. Her latest creation, a coiled custom cuff bracelet, is featured in the November 2015 edition of Bead Style Magazine, as well as other well-known magazines.

She will be sharing her techniques and pointers for the featured coiled custom cuff bracelet to class members at the Pontchartrain Center on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm both days. In this class you will learn to use the “Cobra Coiler” which is the essential tool used to make the construction of this very attractive bracelet fast, fun, and easy. This tool will be available for purchase from Beading House, a vendor at the show, at 20% off for all students of Diana’s class.

Later in the afternoon on Saturday & Sunday, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Diana will be teaching another fun wire project, a free form pendant, the Zen Doodle Pendant.

Cost for either class is $44 plus the kit fee of $24, which will include all the supplies, tools, etc., you will need.  You can opt to supply your own kit items, or purchase them from vendors at the show.

Come early and meet Diana before class time to see what supplies you will need to bring.

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