The Innovative Beads Expo is one of the biggest beads show in the northeast region. The company deals with gems and bead industry. Here in this fair you will be able to find the large variety and quality of beads apart from this you can also rendezvous with the original artists.If this is not enough than you can also take Beading Classes, conducted by well known instructors.
My focus was on finding some great gemstones for setting in rings and pendants. It was advertised as a ‘Bead Show’ so wasn’t certain I would find what I needed. It was actually terrific and I found some very knowledgeable vendors with some lovely gemstones.
Disappointed in the number of vendors and participants. I know the organizer worked very hard and has for many years has had a very popular event. It is a vicious cycle of decreased event goers which leads to fewer vendor. With all the shops closing these events are the only way those of us who like to see and feel before they buy can find good products.
I realize that there is no control over the vendors who attend and yet that is why I doubt I will return to this show again. With accessibility of online vendors there is no need to attend. While I value seeing items I purchase in person I will take my chances and 'settle' for purchasing my beads online or travel a bit further to larger shows. This was the second show in Clarksville that I was disappointed with and did not purchase anything. I felt my attending was not worth the admission fee. Sorry.
I always enjoy Innovative Beads. I know a lot of the vendors, so it's really nice. I do like going to a 2nd Room just to get a different vibe, even though it's probably the same. I like it also because it's local.
I never got a chance to finish my comment. Truly a meager showing of vendors, only 15 cars in parking lot. Beads Bagan, scheduled to be there, was again not present. A huge disappointment and a waste of one whole afternoon, travel money and entry money. I won't be going again.