Pasadena Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2023/01/06 10:00
Jan 6-8, 2023 • Hilton Pasadena, 168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA • 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun.
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 & workshops, $10 admission at the door (good for all 3 days).
Special room rates of $139 at the Hilton Pasadena! Book a room online.
Colors of the Stone -- Begins In 2023/01/28 10:00
Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2023 • Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ • 10am-6pm daily (10-5 on Feb 4).
The focus is on recently discovered artists and artisans, including both established --and emerging --glass artists, gem cutters, ceramists, bead makers, jewelry artists, mineral hunters, lapidaries, and gold smiths, who are dedicated to innovative, brilliant, design and originality.
Marin Arts & Crafts Show -- Begins In 2023/02/24 10:00
Feb 24-26, 2023 • Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael, CA • 10-6 Fri-Sat, 10-5 Sun
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 2023/03/03 10:00
Mar 3-5, 2023 • Concord Plaza, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA • 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
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 & workshops, $10 admission at the door (good for all 3 days).
Book a room online at a discounted rate of $119 / night!
Santa Monica Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2023/04/14 10:00
Apr 14-16, 2023 • Fairmont Miramar, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA • 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
The show promotes renowned artists, whose handcraft skills have been passed down for generations, as well as emerging artisans. Explore traditional materials and designs, which integrate textures, shapes, and colors to make beads, jewelry, glass art, findings, gemstones, lapidary, collectibles, ethnographic art, hand tooled leather, jewelry supplies, art clothing, and accessories.
15,000 square feet of exhibit space, 125 exhibits & workshops, $10 admission at the door (good for all 3 days).
San Rafael Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2023/06/09 10:00
Jun 9-11, 2023 • Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA • 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun.
The show offers a vast assortment of artisan design, including displays of beads, jewelry, findings, gemstones, and collectibles. Held at the newely renovated Embassy Suites in San Rafael, across from the Marin County Civic Center. Shop from over 125 artists, artisans, and merchants under one roof, showcasing traditional materials, contemporary designs, ethnographic art, and antiquities, or try your hand at one of the many workshops offered.
20,000 square feet of exhibit space, 125 exhibits & 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