Beverly Krueger provided this glimpse into the new location for the To Bead True Blue Show
The focus of the To Bead True Blue Show is a cross between the bead store owner and jewelry designer or crafter.
What were three separate shows in the past were all combined this year at one location, the Casino Del Sol about a twenty-minute drive from Tucson.
This show is unique for the demonstrations and workshops available. If you’re looking to learn a new technique or experiment with a new medium, you should make the trek. Good deals were available in the gemstones pavilion, but the highlight was the opportunity to interact with representatives from the most well-known name brands in bead and jewelry supplies and to see the latest they offered.
Someone on a buying trip for their local or online store should make this a definite stop. Designers should expect snippiness from a few dealers who can only imagine selling to store owners. As though if I asked about their steel jump rings I was only interested in a pack or two. Over all, it’s a good show to forge relationships. I’ll be designing my own Czech chain after finding out it was within my budget. I spent about $600 at this show.