The Gem Faire is this month at the Santa Monica Civic Center starting February 12th through the 14th. Unlike the International Gem and Jewerly Faire, the Gem Faire is a wonderful place to learn about beads and even making your own jewelry. The Gem Faire even offers classes and demonstrations on bead stringing, wire wrapping and cab making. Make sure to check out the Gem Faire Web Site at www.gemfaire.com for locations offering classes, class details and schedules. The best part is the shopping for beads. The deals are amazing. You will find some of the best deals on gold and silver, precious and semi precious, wood, shell, crystal, glass and more.