Ready yourself! I’ve updated my BEAD SHOW PAGE with the 2013 bead shows. (If I find any more – they have a habit of popping up – I will post them)
For now, the Whole Bead Show and the NJSA Show are listed.
FOR THE WHOLE BEAD SHOW – if you have a wholesale license, you get a different tag, and you don’t have to pay tax. If you forget your license, or if you don’t have one, you will have to pay tax on your purchases.
FOR THE NJSA SHOW – you need to show a photo ID and some proof that you are a professional jeweler: a business card (quick! go make it), an invoice showing you have bought product (quick! go buy something on-line or at Sterling Stone on 5th Avenue at 30th St.) — better yet, do both of those things.