Pasadena Bead & Design Show

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.

Many products offered for the first time --and by the artisans themselves, including an array of designer accessories such as felted hats, artwear, hand-dyed silks, hand tooled leather, and eco-dyed & upcycled clothing.

Fast Facts
  • Held at Hilton Pasadena Hotel
  • 168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
  • July 28-31, 2016 10am to 6pm, Thursday - Sunday
  • 30,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 300 exhibits
  • 150 workshops offered daily, 8am to 9pm
  • Admission $10 at door, advanced tickets $8.
  • Special room and parking rates at the Hilton.
Show Details

The exhibitors, who are carefully chosen –by invitation and juried application – include both traditional and contemporary artisans, high-quality merchants, and wholesale suppliers. Exhibitor List.

Workshops are offered daily, 8am - 9pm. They are taught by beadmakers & artisans, offering step-by-step instruction for all skill levels,and most include tools & materials. Topics and projects include jewelry design, polymer clay, wirework, crystal setting, bead making, art clay silver, hand knotting, mixed media, chainmaille, and enameling.

Admission is $10, good for all four days. Buy tickets online, or at the door. Open to the public, with both wholesale and retail pricing; to register as a wholesale buyer, please bring a business card and resale license. There is no admission charge for youths 17 and under.

Location and Parking

Special room rates are available starting at $139/night. For hotel reservations, call 530-274-2222 or email casey@beadagio.com. Ask for the Pasadena Bead and Design Show Group Rate.

The Pasadena Hilton is a quite, boutique-style hotel, located at 168 South Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101. It is located three blocks from the historic Old Town shopping district and a short distance from Los Angeles.

Hilton Pasadena valet parking will be available for a special rate of $10 a day, with self-parking at $8 / day. Paseo Colorado Shopping Plaza, which is a five minute walk from the hotel, is $2/hour. Street parking is also available.

Apply to Exhibit

Since 1992, Bead & Design shows have promoted a wide diversity of exhibitors –with 2500 artisans and tradespeople having traveled from 50 countries to come together and exhibit their work. Bead & Design attendees are numbered in the hundreds of thousands, and growing.

We are confident that each Bead & Design show offers a dynamic business opportunity, and If you have an interest in exhibiting, Apply Online or Contact Us. Early reservation is important –exhibit space is booked in advance.

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