Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where Is The Show?
A. To Bead True Blue, Colors Of The Stone, and Tucson Artisan Workshops will be located at Casino Del Sol, 5655 West Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ.
Q. When Is The Show?
A. The show is held twice a year, in Fall and Winter.
Q. How Much Is Admission?
A. There is no admission fee for attending To Bead True Blue, The Tucson Bead Show, and Colors Of The Stone. For expedied show entry, you may register for free online. Click here for registration/tickets.
Q. What Is The History Of To Bead True Blue and Bead & Design?
A. Garan-Beadagio, LLC, the promoter of To Bead True Blue, The Tucson Bead Show, Colors Of The Stone, and Bead & Design, has its beginnings with the first To Bead True Blue, in 2005. Within a few short years, To Bead True Blue has become legendary, growing to 700 exhibitors and workshops. In 2008, the Bead & Design brand was launched in Pasadena, CA. Over eight years and 53 shows later, our shows are the most important bead, gem, jewelry, and clothing events in the US.
Q. How Do I Change My Mailing Address?
A. To update your email address or preferences, click "Update Profile/Email Address" at the bottom of the email. To update your physical mailing address, contact us. Please provide both your old and new postal address.
Q. Where Can I See A Listing Of Exhibitors & Workshops?
A. See Exhibitor List for To Bead True Blue and Colors Of The Stone exhibitors, and Workshops for the complete workshop list.
Q. How Do I Register For A Workshop?
A. Depending on the workshop instructor, you may either register online or contact the individual instructor for registration and class fee payment. See Workshops for details.
Q. How Do I Apply To Be An Exhibitor Or An Instructor?
A. Exhibitors and instructors are chosen by invitation and by juried application. Apply Online or call us at (530) 274-2222 if you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or want to teach a workshop.
Q. I Am Unable To Print My Ticket. What Do I Do?
A. After registration, your ticket will be available to you after sign-in, and it will also be emailed to you.
Q. What Are The Hours Of The Show?
A. Show hours are 10am to 6pm daily.
Q. What Parking Is Available?
A. Unlimited free gem show parking is available for all attendees, including valet parking.
Q. Are There Discounted Hotel Rooms Available?
A. Discounted room rates are available at Casino Del Sol.
Q. Is The Show Wholesale Only?
A. The show is open to the public, with most exhibitors offering both retail/consumer pricing, and large-volume wholesale discounts for attendees with a resale license. However, there is a Wholesale Only section at To Bead True Blue.
Q. How Do I Cancel A Class Registration?
A. If you registered directly with the class instructor, please contact the instructor to cancel. If you registered through Garan-Beadagio or Bead & Design, contact us.
Q. Is Registration Required For Attendees?
A. Yes, show registration is required for attendees, either online or at the door. Admission is free.
Q. Is The Show Open To The Public?
A. The show is open to the general public, welcoming both the retail/consumer hobbyist or buyer, and the professional shop owner and wholesale buyer. However, a few exhibitors are wholesale only.