San Diego Bead & Design Show

The newest and most exciting Bead & Design Show of the year! Located at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina -a beautiful place to shop from a huge selection of beads, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, artistic clothing, handmade accessories, antiquities, and unusual items. Exhibitors include artists, artisans, beadmakers, workshop teachers, and established bead merchants, with a varied and unique collection of products which sets the show apart.

Fast Facts
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 3 days. Buy advanced tickets online for $8, or at the door for $10. Open to the public, with some exhibitors offering wholesale pricing to registered wholesale buyers. There is no admission charge for youths 17 and under.

Buy Tickets Online

Location and Parking

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is located within the heart of the San Diego harbor, just minutes from San Diego International Airport with complimentary shuttle. Enjoy close proximity to downtown San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Zoo and Petco Park. Featuring five eateries within the hotel to choose from and ample onsite parking, along with a beautiful sprawling outdoor pool complex.

Special room rates starting at $209 / night at the Sheraton. -- Book a room online!

Also see Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy for $159 / night -- Book a room online!

Special onsite $15 day parking at the Sheraton, as well as nearby lots and street parking.

Parking during show hours only, no discounted or free overnight parking. Rates and availability subject to change.

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.