In addition to unique and fine gems and beads from around the world, the event will feature jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths. “There are a lot of interesting things at our show that you won’t see at the jewelry store,” said event director Van Wimmer.
Classes and demonstrations in bead stringing, lampwork bead making, wire wrapping, sculpting and Viking net will be offered Friday and Saturday.
There will also be food vendors, hourly door prizes and a grand prize, which features a precious stone set in a gold ring.
Members of the 500 Earth Science Club and the Indiana Bead Society will also display their works.
Admission is $5 and good for all three days, with ages 15 and under admitted free. More information is available by calling 1-504-384-6047 or visiting www.toteshows.com.