Santa Clara Bead & Design Show

Everyone is welcome –bohemians, designers, and bead collectors. Explore the handmade arts, and visit 200 artisan shops under one roof. Relax at the bar —socialize with other artful-minded souls —or watch designers and craftspeople demonstrate their work.

Shop and buy direct from the source at prices that eliminate the middleman –one-of-a-kind accessories including art jewelry, gems, lampwork beads, vintage and upcycled clothing, eco-dyed fabrics, handwoven textiles, embellishments, resources, and mixed media.

Fast Facts
  • Held at Marriott Santa Clara
  • 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • March 24-26, 2016, 10am to 6pm, Friday - Sunday
  • 22,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 200 exhibits
  • 75 workshops offered daily, 8am to 9pm
  • Admission $10 at door, advanced tickets $8.
  • Special room and parking rates at the Marriott.
Show Details

Exhibitors are carefully chosen –by invitation and juried application –to include both traditional and contemporary artisans, high-quality merchants, and wholesale suppliers. See exhibitor list.

Workshops, demos, and classes are offered daily, 8am - 9pm. Taught by leading designers and craftspeople in topics such as jewelry design, wirework, gems, bead making, art clay silver, mixed media, chainmaille, and enameling.

Admission is $10, good for all three days. Buy advanced tickets online for $8, or at the door for $10. 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 Marriott room rates are available starting at $139/night. For hotel reservations, click here.

The Santa Clara Marriott offers a convenient location just 5 minutes from the Santa Clara Convention Center and 10 minutes from San Jose International Airport (SJC). The heart of the Silicon Valley, 15 minutes from Palo Alto, 30 minutes from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), with quick and easy access off US-101.

Santa Clara Marriott self-parking will be available for a special discounted rate of $5 a day.

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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