Oklahoma City Summer Jewelry, & Bead Show


July 7, 8, & 9, 2017

We’ll be in the Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Building this time around.  

Show hours: Fri. & Sat. 10 till 6, Sun, 10 till 4

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

AKS Gem Show are wholesale shows OPEN TO THE PUBLIC featuring jewelry, beads, beading supplies, gemstones, findings, pearls. and more.

Wholesale Buyers ~ Wholesale preregistration will open June 7, 2016. Preregistration closes Wednesday, July 5, 2017. You may still register on site with a copy of your state sales tax license. If you preregistered for Winter show, you do not need to register again.  Simply bring your pre-printed wholesale buyer badge with you to the show.  If you lost your badge, you will need to preregister again. Please be sure to bring extra copies of your sales tax id with you to the show.

Retail Shoppers ~ Join our mailing list and receive discount coupons for admission as well as vendor coupons.

We’ve got a great show lined up for this Summer. Fashion jewelry, beads, beading supplies, findings, pearls, silver, Turquoise, fine minerals, and more!

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.


Oklahoma State Fair Park
Expo Hall # 3
3213 Wichita Walk
Oklahoma City, OK 73147

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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 ~ handcrafted beaded jewelry
  • Bali Designs ~ jewelry, beads, & findings
  • Beadiful ~ vintage and contemporary beads & findings
  • Beading House ~ the ‘one stop shop” for all your beading needs
  • DN Jewelry ~ fashion jewelry
  • International Gems ~ American made fine jewelry, gemstones
  • Intrinsic Trading ~ gemstone beads
  • Jade House ~ beads, findings, chain
  • Kingdom Trading ~ beads
  • Kripa ~ fashion jewelry, rings, chain, beads
  • Mat Collection ~ beads
  • Perfect Gem ~ gemstone beads
  • Queenly Global Trading ~ beads, findings, jewelry
  • Ro-A-Beads ~ beads & jewelry
  • Super Time International ~ pewter findings & beads
  • Tejas Beads ~ gemstone beads
  • Wearable Art by Michael Gough ~ Fine minerals
  • Weekly Beads ~ beading classes

Wholesale Buyers who preregister will be admitted free of charge. Wholesale preregistration allows each wholesale buyer to bring one guest with them.  Preregistration closes Wednesday, July 8, 2015.  On site registration allows only one person to be admitted without charge. All other guests must pay retail admission.


Class Schedule:

Friday, July 8, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sat, July 9, 10:00 am – 4 pm

Sun, July 9, 1:00 pm – 3 pm

Free instructional classes!

One-on-one instruction (first-come, first served) and small group classes are available. For small groups, please RSVP in advance to assure a time slot.

Prayer & Gratitude Bead Strands (30-60 minutes)

A simple 8-bead design is intended to prompt people to take time to express gratitude and engage in prayer. The beads serve as visual and tactile triggers for gratitude, meditation and prayer. Materials are usually beads ¼” diameter or larger made of glass, resin, plastic, ceramic, stone or semi-precious stone.  Bead strands can be attached to a keyring, purse, lamp switch or ride in a pocket.

My goal is for the owner to see the beads, smile and pause for a few moments of calming meditation or prayer.

Bead supply kits ($1 – $10/kit) will be available for purchase.  Beautiful beads, charms and findings are also available from AKS Gem Show vendors!

To see more examples of these prayer bead strands check out:




Wire-wrapped Pendants (30-60 minutes)

Kari also wire-wraps sea glass, tumbled glass and stones to make pendants.

Wire-wrap supply kits ($1 – $10/kit) that include stainless steel or copper wire and stones, beads or tumbled glass will be available for purchase.

Contact Kari@WeeklyBeads.info for small group class reservations or for more information!