To Bead True Blue -- Begins In 2017/01/28 10:00
Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2017 • Doubletree Reid Park, 445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ • 10am-6pm daily.
It is a tradition for gallery owners and designers to gather in Tucson every year and search for new and exciting beads, gemstones, and jewelry –and To Bead True Blue is at the top of the list, showcasing artists chosen by invitation and juried application. All told over 700 artisan booths and merchant displays are presented by well-known artisans and emerging designers, with beadmakers, jewelers, metalworkers, gemcutters, fiber artists, and weavers.
600 exhibits, 350 workshops, free admission.
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The Tucson Bead Show -- Begins In 2017/01/30 10:00
Jan 30 - Feb 4, 2017 • Radisson Suites, 6555 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ • 10am-6pm daily.
The Tucson Bead Show is bead design –bead makers, jewelry artisans, fashion designers, fabric artists, lapidary studios, emerging artists and wholesale trade suppliers –showcasing their newest creations –artistic beads, hand-printed textiles, and fine gemstones. There are over 300 artisan booths, galleries, merchant displays; and workshops taught by artisans, offering instruction for all skill levels.
350 exhibits, 400 workshops, free admission.
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Costa Mesa Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2017/03/17 10:00
March 17-19, 2017 • Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA • Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm daily.
Eliminate the middleman, buy direct from artisans and tradespeople who offer a diversity of products at excellent prices -including handcrafted jewelry, beads, gems, jewelry & craft supplies, art clothing, accessories and more. Exhibitors will be showcasing their current designs here at this show --a total of 275 artisan boutiques, galleries, and displays under one roof --for the first time by the artists themselves.
28,000 square feet of exhibit space, 275 exhibits, 125 workshops, $10 admission at the door (good for all 3 days).
Santa Clara Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2017/03/24 10:00
March 24-26, 2017 • Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA • Friday-Sunday, 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.
22,000 square feet of exhibit space, 200 exhibits, 75 workshops, $10 admission at the door (good for all 3 days).
Pasadena Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2017/07/27 10:00
July 27-30, 2017 • Hilton Pasadena, 168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA • Thursday-Sunday, 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 4 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