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 21-23, 2023  10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
  • 30,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 300 exhibits
  • 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 $8 online or $10 at the door, good for all three days. 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

Hotel rooms are now available for the special rate.

The Pasadena Hilton is a quiet, 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 $12 a day, with self-parking at $12 a 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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