The Future of Bead Shows

Last month, we asked our fearless beaders this question*: It used to be practically impossible to find out new sources of beads and new products without going to shows. Now, just about everything is available online. How important do you think bead shows are and will be in the future? The response is a resounding “Very Important!” While a handful of you felt that bead shows have, or will shortly out live their usefulness – most of you felt that bead shows are, and will continue to be an importance source of inspiration, a great way to find new sources …