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Dallas Spring Bead & Jewelry Show
May 11, 12, & 13, 2018
Show Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 til 6, Sunday 10 til 4
At the Dallas Spring Bead & Jewelry Show you find the newest trends in the bead and jewelry industry. Whether or not you make your own jewelry, or want to purchase a finished product, we offer the most discriminating buyer everything that they would want. As always, we are a wholesale show that is open to the public!
Please call 504-265-8830, or email [email protected] with inquiries.
AKS Shows are wholesale shows OPEN TO THE PUBLIC featuring jewelry, beads, beading supplies, findings, pearls, silver, tools, jewelry classes by Naomi, and more!
Sorry, no children under 8 years of age.
Wholesale Buyer ~Wholesale Buyer Preregistration will open 30 days prior to the show. If you received your badge for the February show that’s all you need for free entry for the May Show. You may always register as a wholesale buyer at the show. Just bring your sales tax license to the show.
Retail Shoppers ~ Pay only $5 for the entire weekend! Join our mailing list below and get a discount off that already low price.
Check this out this video clip from one of our Dallas Bead Show & Jewelry Shows.
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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We are open to the general public with an admission of only $5 for the entire weekend. You may obtain a discount by joining our mailing list. Simply click on the “Join Our List” link at the bottom of this page. Wholesale buyers with a sales tax id will be admitted free of charge.
- Baby Boomers ~ custom made costume jewelry
- Beading House ~ beads, findings, wire, chain, and more
- Bead Stuff ~ seed beads, tools, and more
- Black Wolf Art Gallery ~ designer beads
- CG Beads ~ Glass Beads
- Lisa Hamerlee ~ chain, charms, and jewelry
- Mat Collection ~ beads
- NJBF ~ wire wrapping & beading classes
- The Perfect Gem ~ beaded jewelry
- Queenly Trading ~ high quality beads
- Ro-A-Beads ~ gemstone beads
- Sandy Schorr ~ vintage beads
- Tejas Beads ~ gemstone beads
- Tools, Jewels, PMC, & More ~ tools & jewels
Wholesale Buyers who preregister will be admitted free of charge. If you preregistered for our Winter show (Feb 26, 27, & 28) you do NOT need to register again. Simply bring your badge and tax id with you to the show.
Preregistration allows each wholesale buyer to bring one guest with them.
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Jewelry classes will be taught by Naomi!
Learn to make the following:
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 11:00 – 1:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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.
> I furnish two Guardians and Crimp Beads.
BASIC BEADING SUPPLIES
You can purchase these at the show or bring your own.
>Beads of your choice- we will be making a beaded necklace.
>49 Strand Beadalon .018
>2 toggles or one toggle and one clasp for necklace
>A bead board – to design your necklace
BASIC WIRE WRAPPING ~ $45 FOR 2 HOUR CLASS 2:00 – 4:00 Friday & Saturday
1:30 – 3:30 Sunday (the show closes at 4:00 and ealier starting time gives time to finish project.)
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 traditional pendant
I furnish copper wire to make a Traditional Pendant.
BASIC WIRE-WRAPPING SUPPLIES
>A STONE to wrap- bring your own or purchase from one of the dealers at the show. No smaller than 1″ x 2″ and no larger than 2″ x 3″.
> Round Nose Pliers
> Flat Nose Pliers
> Bent Nose Pliers
> Wire Cutters
> Flat File
> Tape measure or ruler
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.
I will have some of these you can use for the class but bring your own if you have them:
>Cutters for wire
>Measuring tape – ruler
BUNDLE THE CLASSES! Take both classes for $65.
To reserve your space, contact Naomi by emailing her at: [email protected]
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