I love going to trade shows that deal with beads, art products and crafts! They are a hub of energy, creativity and inspiration. And, it gives us a chance to meet established customers and greet new customers.
Fall is the time for trade shows and two that BeadFX participates in all of the time are sponsored by local beading societies:
Toronto Bead Society
Fall Bead and Jewellery Fair
Friday, October 14; 1:00pm to 6:45pm
Saturday, October 15; 11:00am - 5:00pm
20 Grosvenor Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto
(north of College, west of Yonge)
Admission: $7 for one day; $10 for 2 days (pick-up a postcard at BeadFX to get $2 off your admission)
Grand River Bead Society
Bead Show and Sale
Saturday, November 12
Sunday, November 13
10:00am - 5:00pm both days
The Best Western Plus Royal Brock Hotel and Conference Centre
716 Gordon Street, Guelph
Bead Societies are a great way to meet other like-minded people and see what other members do. Don't let the name deceive you - membership in bead societies cover the entire gamut of jewellery-making techniques! BeadFX will, with proof of membership, provide a 15% discount on regular priced merchandise to all bead society members! For more information, call or email our order desk.
The following bead societies are found in the Greater Toronto area:
Toronto Bead Society (http://www.torontobeadsociety.org)
West Toronto Beading Guild (https://sites.google.com/site/wtbeadingguild/)
East Toronto Beading Guild (https://www.facebook.com/ETBeadingGuild/)
Grand River Bead Society (http://www.grandriverbeadsociety.com/)
Check out what is organized in your area!