Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2018/10/05 10:00
Oct 5-7, 2018 • Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA • Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm daily.
Everyone is welcome –bohemians, designers, and bead collectors. Explore the handmade arts, visit 200 artisan shops under one roof. Relax at the bar and socialize with other artful-minded souls —or watch designers and craftspeople demonstrate their work. Buy direct at prices that eliminate the middleman –shop for one-of-a-kind items, including art jewelry, accessories, gems, minerals, handwoven textiles, embellishments, and mixed media.
25,000 square feet of exhibit space, 150 exhibits, 50 workshops, $10 admission at the door (good for all 3 days).
Santa Monica Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2018/10/19 10:00
October 19-21, 2018 • Le Meridien Delfina Hotel, 530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA • Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm daily.
Jewelry artisans, fashion designers, fabric artists, lapidary studios, emerging artists and artisan suppliers –showcasing their newest creations –art jewelry, artistic beads, hand-printed textiles, and fine gemstones. There are over 150 artisan booths, galleries, merchant displays; with ongoing demos by artisans.
15,000 square feet of exhibit space, 150 exhibits, $10 admission at the door (good for all 3 days).
Pasadena Arts & Crafts Show -- Begins In 2018/11/09 10:00
November 9-11, 2018 • Hilton Pasadena, 168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA • Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm daily.
Pasadena's largest handcraft market includes hard to find small production wines, spirits, gourmet food market, and a stunning collection of special artisan gifts. A gift market extravaganza before the holidays --reserve wines, rare speciality foods, jewelry makers, glass workers, weavers, ceramists, clothiers and merchants. There is something interesting for everyone!
25,000 square feet of exhibit space, 200 exhibits, 50 workshops, $10 admission at the door (good for all 3 days).
Pasadena Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2018/07/26 10:00
January 18-20, 2019 • Hilton Pasadena, 168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA • Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm daily.
Open to the public --everyone is welcome. Shop and buy direct from artisans and tradespeople at excellent prices --beads, art clothing, jewelry, gemstones, textiles, findings, embellishments; the largest selection of handcrafted beads, art jewelry & gems, offered for the first time and by the artisans themselves; an array of designer accessories such as felted hats, artwear, hand-dyed silks, hand tooled leather, and eco-dyed & upcycled clothing.
30,000 square feet of exhibit space, 300 exhibits, 150 workshops, $10 admission at the door (good for all 3 days).
What People Say
...shows have a rich diversity...over six hundred vendors represent some forty-eight countries, sell gems, carvings, contemporary glass, enameled beads to African trade beads...Robert K. Liu, Ornament Magazine
If you're looking to build your bead wardrobe...look for the Lipstick Ranch, which specializes in handmade and hand-painted rusted iron pendants shaped like classic pistols, cowgirls and bull's heads...Emili Vesilind, Los Angeles Times
Dennis Lam, from Beauty and the Beads… described the attendees at the Pasadena show as ‘very nice’ with ‘good energy.’Taylor Gonzales, PCC Courier
Lillian Todaro displayed her stunning bead sculpture – what she calls wearable art – alongside the numerous books she has written on the subject. These time consuming pieces are one-of-a-kind and some take over 50 hours to create but she is happy to share her craft...Veronica An, Pasadena Now