Do your Facebook friends fancy felt and fiber beads? Find out!
Bead societies can tell you where bead gardens grow.
Catch the style trends at your LBS.
This house bead is just one of the unique finds revealed in Beads 2010.
It’s always good to have at least one beading friend off whom to bounce ideas and explore what’s going on in the bead world. It’s okay if your friend doesn’t even live in your town! I count on my Facebook friends all the time to discover new beady things.
Bead society members
Do you belong to your local bead society? If not, join . . . and attend the meetings! These groups are a rich resource of beading information and most members are more than happy to share their knowledge.
Bead shop employees
The people who work in your local bead shop are around beads and beaders’ questions all day long, so are a great resource. They know all the deals and are usually so excited about what’s new that they can’t contain themselves.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve learned plenty from the blogs and forums on Beading Daily. Everyone shares so many resources. I think you’ll find it one of your greatest shopping consultants.
Bead experts for you
Beads 2010 is like having a whole army of shopping consultants on hand. The sophisticated group that put it together, headed by bead maven Danielle Fox, is just the sort you’d want by your side as you shop for jewelry supplies. These folks have their fingers on the pulse of just about every aspect of the bead community: new vendor offerings, designer innovations, and fashion trends.