An ensemble of handmade copper pieces and turquoise in traditional Southwest design by Patricia Healey.
Taxco sterling silver in hummingbird design by Ignacio Gomez.
Terry Henry
Antique gold jewelry from Elle of California.
Mixed-media Necklace by Mountain-Robbins Studio :: Glass beads, metal charms, African brass, Tibetan silver, and Baltic amber.
Mixed-media necklace with lampworked beads metal charms and pearls created by Judie mountain.

Marin Arts & Crafts Show -- Begins In 2024/02/23 10:00

February 23-25, 2024 • 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Ave Of The Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

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.

22,500 square feet of exhibit space, 150 exhibits & workshops, free admission for all 3 days.

Embassy Suites Hotel $159/night including breakfast and parking. Ask for the Artisan Design Room Block, contact Nathan at 1 415 499 5907

Ample complimentary on-site parking at Marin Center.

Preview Show Brochure!

Feb23-25Fri-Sun
Free Admission
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Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2024/03/15 10:00

March 15-17, 2024 • 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Concord Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA 94520

Everyone is welcome –bohemians, designers, and bead collectors. Explore the handmade arts, and visit 150 artisan shops, exhibits, galleries, and workshops 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.

25,000 square feet of exhibit space, 150 exhibits & workshops, $10 admission (good for all 3 days).

$119/night At Concord Plaza Hotel, contact Paul at paul.policarpio@hoganhospitalitygroup.com or call (925) 521-3762

Free onsite self-parking at the Concord Plaza Hotel.

Mar15-17Fri-Sun
Advanced Tickets On Sale - $8
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Marina Del Rey Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2024/04/19 10:00

April 19-21, 2024 • 10pm-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Marina Del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

New location! The Santa Monica Bead & Design Show is now located in Marina Del Rey. 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 (good for all 3 days).

$8 weekend daily parking at Mother's Beach, $6 on Friday.

Apr19-21Fri-Sun
Advanced Tickets On Sale - $8
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Pasadena Artazan Show -- Begins In 2024/05/18 10:00

May 18-19, 2024 • 10am-6pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Pasadena Convention Center Hall B, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

Artazan was established by artisans who were inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement of the late 19th century and wanted to bring focus to handcraft in all forms. Find products made with meticulous detail, natural materials, and brilliant colors. Everyday items that are both beautiful and useful, presented by the artists and makers themselves.

25,000 square feet of exhibit space, 200 exhibits & workshops, $10 admission (good for all 2 days).

Special Room rates at the connecting Hotel Dena, Pasadena Los Angeles, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel starting at 229 USD per night -- Book a room online!

May18-19Sat-Sun
Advanced Tickets On Sale - $8
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Pasadena Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2024/07/26 10:00

July 26-28, 2024 • 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Pasadena Convention Center Hall B, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

Now located at the Pasadena Convention Center! 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 (good for all 3 days).

Hotel Dena, Pasadena Los Angeles, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel for 199 USD per night -- Book a room online!

Jul26-28Fri-Sun
Advanced Tickets On Sale - $8
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Colors Of The Stone Fall -- Begins In 2024/08/29 10:00

August 29 - September 1, 2024 • 10am-6pm Thu-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757

The Fall 2024 Colors of the Stone with To Bead True Blue and Artisan Workshops is a warm-up for the Winter 2025 Show. New artisans are welcomed to exhibit their handcraft at the Fall event and these recently discovered artists and artisans include both established --and emerging --glass artists, gem cutters, ceramists, bead makers, jewelry artists, mineral hunters, lapidaries, and gold smiths, who work out of small scale workshops, ateliers and studios.

Whether you are a professional designer or a hobbyist, this is an exclusive opportunity to get a head start on the coming year. Shop from an unrivaled collection of artisan handcraft and buy direct from the source at excellent prices. Many products are offered at this show for the first time and by the artisans themselves.

Artisan Workshops offers handcraft and design workshops where the attention is on small production studio skills that have been overlooked in favor of mass production. Everyone has an opportunity to take a workshop in subjects such as bead making, jewelry design, knotting, wirework, and art metal clay. Workshops are taught by artists in residence at all skill levels.

75,000 square feet of exhibit space, 300 exhibits & workshops, free admission for all 4 days.

Free ample show parking onsite.

Aug-Sep29-1Thu-Sun
Free Admission
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Marin Arts & Crafts Show -- Begins In 2024/11/01 10:00

November 1-3, 2024 • 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Ave Of The Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

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.

22,500 square feet of exhibit space, 200 exhibits & workshops, free admission for all 3 days.

Ample complimentary on-site parking at Marin Center.

Nov1-3Fri-Sun
Free Admission
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Pasadena Artazan Show -- Begins In 2024/11/09 10:00

November 9-10, 2024 • 10am-6pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Pasadena Convention Center Hall B, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

Artazan was established by artisans who were inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement. They wanted to offer special artisan gifts --jewelry, clothing, decor, and handcrafted products --direct from the artists, artisans, and tradespeople. Be sure to attend this gift market extravaganza with many fine creations from which to choose.

25,000 square feet of exhibit space, 200 exhibits & workshops, $10 admission (good for all 2 days).

$15 Self parking at Pasadena Convention Center, as well as street parking or nearby lots starting at $2

Nov9-10Sat-Sun
Advanced Tickets On Sale - $8
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Pasadena Bead & Design Show -- Begins In 2025/01/17 10:00

January 17-19, 2025 • 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Pasadena Convention Center Hall B, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

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 (good for all 3 days).

$15 Self parking at Pasadena Convention Center, as well as street parking or nearby lots starting at $2

Jan17-19Fri-Sun
Advanced Tickets On Sale - $8
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Colors Of The Stone Winter -- Begins In 2025/02/01 10:00

February 1-8, 2025 • 10am-6pm Feb 1-7, 10am-5pm on Feb 8
Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757

The Winter 2025 Colors of the Stone with To Bead True Blue and Artisan Workshops is an assembly of independent artisans, traditional designers, studio artists, and small production handcrafters, who are chosen for outstanding artistic ability, exceptional design and singularity of work. The list includes gem cutters, gold smiths, jewel smiths, lapidaries, and bead makers.

The show is a wholesale source for designers and trades people who are purchasing goods for the purpose of resale --such as jewelry makers, metal workers, bead stores, craft stores, and art galleries. There are about 50 established wholesale companies that offer true wholesale pricing on jewelry making and bead making supplies, beads, metals, leather, cords, wire, clay, findings, gemstones; and tools for metal working, diamond cutting, jewelry and bead making.

Artisan Workshops offers 500 handcraft and design workshops taught by artisans-in-residence. Participants are encouraged to explore both contemporary and traditional skills in subjects as varied as bead making, jewelry design, hand knotting, art metal clay, wirework, crystal setting, enameling, and mixed media. Discover for yourself why handcraft is all the rage.

75,000 square feet of exhibit space, 1,000 exhibits & workshops, free admission for all 8 days.

Free ample show parking onsite.

Feb1-8Sat-Sat
Free Admission
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What People Say

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
...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 #36.4
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
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