Manning House Bead Show

Manning House Bead Show
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Be A Successful Bead Show Junkie in Arizona

Bead shows happen all over the world, and are fun for everyone. They happen to be especially for the shoppers that attend the events. They get the best variety of jewelry from all across the world, and can see so many different displays that each person has worked on. This brings me to my topic, how people in Arizona work to contribute what they make to a bead show. Since Arizona has such beautiful weather and is situated on the coast, bead shows are quite popular for both the local people and also those who are coming as tourists.

Having an individual bead display can be very tough, since there are so many different varieties and categories everyone has contributed. The following are just a few of the many variables that come into play for someone who has a display of jewelry in Arizona.


Most people that make jewelry or have a table set up at a jewelry show have a specific style they convey to their customers. Developing this sense of style may take time, especially if they are not familiar with many different types of jewelry. Sometimes their style may overlap and be a combination of things. This can be seen in country chic, or simple and elegant. Having a style is like having your signature on your pieces.

bead styles

These beads are all of the same style. The color range allows many shoppers to be happy. This image was taken by Gerry Brush.

Types of Beads

There are so many types of beads out there, its almost hard to count them. Beads come from many different parts of the world, may be multi colored or solid, smooth, rough, big, small, etc. The options are nearly endless when talking about all the types of beads that exist. Each person that has a line of beads or designs jewelry should stick to a couple types of beads, or have a certain look that fits the types of beads they have chosen. I personally think this is very important when creating a style that is recognizable to everyone.

wide variety of beads

This display of beads has a wide variety for a shopper to choose from. This photo was taken by jchapiewsky.

Be Convenient and Easy

When setting up for a bead show, you need to find a good way to display the jewelry you have to show. It’s always a good idea to have a set up that doesn’t take much time to put together. You also want the jewelry to be showcased in a nice way, so get creative! Many people have used their imagination and have come up with some brilliant displays. This makes the viewers more interested and will probably stop at the display to at least have a look.

Sell Your Work

Talk about the jewelry you have on display! People love hearing about how it was made, where it comes from, and what it means. If people have a memory or something associated with the piece, it makes it way more interesting for the person to buy. They may even want to share your work with friends, family, and anyone else who may want the gift of jewelry. This is one of the most important ways to get your name out there and be successful. After all, this is crucial in the business!