To Bead True Blue -- Begins In 2019/02/02 10:00
Feb 2 - Feb 9, 2019 • Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ • 10am-6pm daily.
It is a custom for designers to visit Tucson each year to buy gemstones, beads and jewelry. This coming year marks the sixteenth season of TO BEAD TRUE BLUE –the grande dame of bead shows. The Tucson Bead Show joins To Bead True Blue and Colors of the Stone again at Casino Del Sol. See the largest selection of exhibits and workshops in one location –three shows combined with 1000 exhibits and workshops: To Bead True Blue, The Tucson Bead Show, and Colors of the Stone.
1000 exhibits and workshops, free admission.
Marin Arts & Crafts Show -- Begins In 2019/03/01 10:00
March 1-3, 2019 • Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA • Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm daily.
Marin Arts & Crafts Show presents the primary components of artisan handcraft. Celebrating the handcraft of design, it brings together the traditional techniques, natural colors and sustainable materials that give design its remarkable strength. Exhibitors are carefully-curated and chosen for their handcraft skills and rejection of mass-produced products. The products include textiles, stained glass, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, recovered architectural objects, repurposed wood and iron, clothing, artifacts, estate finds, photography, paintings and sculpture.
Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2019/03/22 10:00
Mar 22-24, 2019 • 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).
Special room rates starting at $149 / night. Book a room online!
Pasadena Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2019/07/26 10:00
July 26-28, 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