Rocky Mountain Bead Society: Bead Bazaar 2011
Categories: Art Biz, beads, Colorado, Denver, shopping
Every year the Rocky Mountain Bead Society hosts the Bead Bazaar at the Denver Merchandise Mart. This was my first opportunity to attend, and it was a great show!
It was packed with bead fanatics who frequently bumped elbows to get a better view of the wide selection of beads, findings, and unique jewelry! If you attend in the future, plan to arrive early and allow yourself plenty of time to find a parking space and browse the bazaar. Demos, classes and giveaways are constantly going on at this event, so look at the schedule to see when it would be most fun to go!
There were both very high-end components and jewelry, as well as great bargains to be found. Many gemstone vendors were offering 50% off their strands, which was a great price! There were all kinds of unique specials (like buy and get free or mix and match) and I found some unique additions to my bead inventory. I was also so very excited that Green Girl Studios was a vendor at the show. I had the wonderful opportunity to browse their unique designs and marvel at their intricate craftsmanship.
(clockwise from top left)
Jasper Wood (Desert Gems), Rock Crystal (Dakota Stones), Olive Jade (Desert Gems), Pewter beads and bead caps (Talisman Associates), Blue Goldstone (Dakota Stones), Pewter pendants and charms (Green Girl Studios)
I can’t wait to attend the RMBS Bead Bazaar next year!