2011 Vendor List

October 12, 2011 - Leave a Response

Here’s the West Michigan Bead Expo vendor list for 2011:

Beads by C
Beadquest
Filigree Supply
Foremost Focal Beads
Hager Studios
Lassini Creative Ventures LLC
Laurel Moon Beads
MaryKay’s Beads & Baubles
Matrix Glass
Molten Obsession Glass Art
Nancy Sells Glass
One Earred Pig Beads
Riverstone Bead Company
Silverfire Studios
Small & Beautiful Beads
Snowfire Beads
String A Strand On Wells
Talisman Associates Inc

WMBE VIII

August 23, 2011 - 2 Responses

Time to make sure you have this year’s show on your calender! Be sure to get the word out that October 15 is the day to head over to the Prince Conference Center located at Calvin College on the East Beltline. More info coming soon…

Almost here!

October 14, 2010 - 2 Responses

Just visited WOOD TV’s eightWest to promote our show. Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday, Oct. 16.  40 booths of bead artists and stores. Drawings throughout the day.  Be sure to spread the word!

Prince Conference Center at Calvin College
1800 East Beltline SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, October 16, 2010
10.00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission $3.50

West Michigan Bead Expo is Moving!

August 10, 2010 - 6 Responses

We’re changing things up this year.  Move with the West Michigan Bead Expo to the Prince Conference Center on the campus of Calvin College! We even have free parking!!

We’re also moving to the 3rd weekend in October which makes it October 16, 2010. Lots of changes but the same great show! Looking forward to seeing you all. Pass the word!

 

Directions to the Prince Conference Center:

 

From the Gerald R. Ford International Airport:
When exiting the airport, drive straight through the first traffic light. You will be on 44th Street going west for about 1 mile. Turn right going north on Broadmoor* for about 3 miles. Exit to the right (after the Bridge Walkway) for Calvin College and follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center. Approximate travel time: 15 minutes.

*Note: Broadmoor Avenue turns into the East Beltline at 28th Street.

From the North (Cadillac and/or Big Rapids Area):
Take US 131 South to I-96. Take I-96 East toward Lansing to the East Beltline (Exit# 38). The exit will immediately be after I-196 merges with I-96. Take a right at the traffic light and go south on the East Beltline for 3 miles (4 traffic lights). Exit to the right onto Calvin College ‘s campus (just before the Bridge Walkway). Follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

From the North West (Muskegon Area):
Take I-96 East toward Lansing to the East Beltline (Exit# 38). The exit will immediately be after I-196 merges with I-96. Take a right at the traffic light and go south on the East Beltline for 3 miles (4 traffic lights). Exit to the right onto Calvin College ‘s campus (just before the Bridge Walkway). Follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

From the West (Holland/South Haven Area):
Take I-196 East toward Grand Rapids to the East Beltline (Exit# 38). The exit will immediately be after I-196 merges with I-96. Take a right at the traffic light and go south on the East Beltline for 3 miles (4 traffic lights). Exit to the right onto Calvin College ‘s campus (just before the Bridge Walkway). Follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

From The South (Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Area):
Take US131 North to Burton Street (Exit# 82). Go east on Burton Street about 4 miles to just before the East Beltline (10 traffic lights from the Expressway). You will see the Calvin College entrance sign on your left. Follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

From the East (Lansing/Detroit Area):
Take I96 west to the 28th Street (Exit# 43a). Go west on 28th Street about 3 miles to the East Beltline . Take a right on the East Beltline and go north about a mile (4 traffic lights). Exit to the right (after the Bridge Walkway) for Calvin College and follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

West Michigan Bead Expo VI

August 31, 2009 - 2 Responses

West Michigan Bead Expo

Circle your calender for Saturday, October 10, 2009. You don’t want to miss this years show!

DeVos Place Convention Center
303 Monroe Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday, October 10, 2009
10.00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission $3.50

Thank You!!!

October 7, 2007 - Leave a Response

We want to take a minute to thank all of you for coming out to WMBE IV! It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. We’re going to take a little time to relax and recover from all the work of putting the show on. But then we’ll be back to start working on the next one!

Be sure to mark your calenders for October 11, 2008. We’ll be moving back to our original weekend and staying put from now on.  If you have any suggestions for next year be sure to let us know. We’re always looking for ways to improve.

Now, go make something with all of your beautiful new beads! 😉

Welcome!

September 24, 2007 - Leave a Response

West Michigan Bead Expo

We’d like to thank you for taking the time to check out our new source for information on the West Michigan Bead Expo. There’s been some conflicting information about the date and time of our show floating around, so we want to confirm all the CORRECT details here!

West Michigan Bead Expo IV

DeVos Place Convention Center

Downtown Grand Rapids

Saturday October 6, 2007

10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission is $3.00 – children under 12 free.

Over 50 bead artists and stores will be offering quality hand crafted lampwork, ceramic, fused and polymer clay beads as well as Hill Tribe silver, pearls, semi-precious stones and more. There will also be demo’s of basic bead stringing, wirework and other related subjects as well as drawings for beads donated by all of our vendors!