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Brisbane Bead Expo - Show Dates June 29-30

The Brisbane Bead Expo for 2013 has now passed. Please check our website and email newsletters regularly for information of upcoming events.

Thank you for your support.

Continue reading below to see what happened at the 2013 Brisbane Bead Expo

Beads N Crystals is delighted to invite you to the Brisbane Bead Expo, the only dedicated Brisbane Bead Show for two huge days June 29-30th.

We're hosting an array of Workshops and Master Classes along with demonstrations, tutorials, specials, amazing offers and limited stock beading goodies. Plus our fantastic partners, Digital Beading Australia Magazine, Swarovski Elements and The Bead Smith will have some huge deals and giveaways at the show! This is the one event Beaders won't want to miss!




Beading Workshops and Master Classes

Leading local artists will be running special workshops and Master Classes during our Bead Expo. Click on any of the classes below to find out more or book your place. These classes are booking fast so we suggest getting in as early as possible. Use of tools and all materials is included. Please note we can't refund or exchange any booked workshops.

Fri June 28 10am Lady May Sandy Chapman
Sat June 29 10am Wire Bezel Master Class Terri McDonald
Sat June 29 9am Soutache Master Class Lorelle
Sat June 29 10am Twists & Swirls Master Class Teena Maher
Sat June 29 1pm Enameling Master Class Liz Deluca
Sun June 30 10am Wirey Cab Terri McDonald
Sun June 30 9am Lampwork Bead Making MC Liz Deluca
Sun June 30 1pm Enameling Master Class Liz Deluca
Sun June 30 9am Embroidery Necklace MC Sandy Chapman

Swarovski will also be running FREE Popup Mini Classes throughout the expo. Each day, 20 guests will be selected at random to participate.

Specials & Sales

We're working on some amazing sales and loads of special show-only products. Our shop will be expanding for the sale with specials in our store and under the marquee! We have lots under wraps and we'll let you know more about this closer to the event. Please like us on Facebook and subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

Pop-Up Shop

There will be thousands of bargains in the pop-up shop located under the marquee infront of our shop. These specials will only be available for customers who visit the popup shop.

Free Demos & Tutorials

Throughout the event we'll be offering free demonstrations on a range of products. Join in our discussions on Facebook and help us decide which products to feature. Once we've confirmed the schedule, we'll post it here.

Bead Expo Sponsors

     Digital Beading Australia - Digital Beading Magazine -
     will be giving away 2 annual subscriptions and will have a computer
     on show so you can flick through the current issue.

     Swarovski Elements - will be running free popup classes each day
     and giving away special packs including Swarovski Books full of
     Designs inspired by Brazil & Russia. We will have other specials
     and giveaways throughout the expo.

     The Bead Smith - will be providing lucky door prizes, giveaways
     and great specials on selected Bead Smith products.

     Beads N Crystals - will be giving one lucky beader an unbelievable
     $200 Bead Spree. Plus we're flying another lucky beader from
     interstate and giving them a free beading workshop. More below...

Win Return Flights and a Workshop

The competition has now ended and a winner has been selected. Congratulations to Wendy D from Sydney who will be flying in to enjoy a master class.

Facebook Deals

We'll be posting Facebook Deals throughout the day for people who are unable to visit. You'll need to call us as soon as you see a deal that you like to secure the special. We will hold all deals until the following Monday and will consolodate orders to guarantee you the lowest postage cost.

Parking & Transport

Plenty of Free Parking is available to our Bead Expo Guests and workshop students. You won't need to waste a cent of your beading money on pesky parking costs!

PARKING is on the Fortitude Valley State School Oval. Corner of St Pauls Tce and Brookes St. Enter off St Pauls Tce. It's a short 500m walk to our shop.

We also have parking for around 20 vehicles next door (enter off Water St) if you're unable to walk from the school.

Beads N Crystals is conveniently located near the Constance St Bus Stop located on Gregory Terrace. We're also only a short walk from Fortitude Valley Train Station.

Mind Body Spirit Festival

We're lucky to be running our Bead Expo along side the Brisbane Mind Body Spirit Festival! Some of our beading guests will be offered a free entry ticket to Mind Body Spirit. We'll also have unlimited half price vouchers and special deals for our guests who visit our Mind Body Spirit booth! So if you feel the need for some spiritual enlightenment after a big day of beading, a stroll up to the RNA showgrounds may be just what you need!

Food, Drinks & Amenities

We'll have water, tea and coffee available. A cafe is available less than 200m from our shop for light refreshments, lunch or a caffeine hit. Slightly further is the Valley Metro Food Court.

Restrooms are available at our shop for customers only. Limited seating will also be available for husbands. We won't be allowing strollers or prams into the store due to space limitations. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Wheelchairs, walkers and guide dogs are definitely welcome.