Mark Your Calendar: Pasadena Bead & Design Show Returns With Expanded Offerings

Artisans and enthusiasts to gather for three-day event featuring handcrafted jewelry, textiles and workshops
Published on Jun 29, 2024

The Pasadena Bead & Design Show returns to the Pasadena Convention Center next month, July 26 to 28, offering a showcase of artisanal crafts and workshops. This year’s event features over 300 exhibits and workshops spread across 30,000 square feet of exhibition space in Hall B of the convention center, the organizers said.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view and purchase a wide array of handcrafted items directly from artisans and tradespeople. The show’s offerings include beads, art clothing, jewelry, gemstones, textiles, findings, and embellishments, according to event organizers.

“Meet and shop directly from artisans, many who have spent decades perfecting their skills,” the event’s promotional material says. Attendees can expect to find unique items such as lampwork beads, art jewelry, antique beads, vintage finds, hand-dyed silks, tribal textiles, felted hats, artwear, hand-tooled leather, and eco-dyed & upcycled clothing.

In addition to shopping opportunities, the event will feature workshops and demonstrations led by skilled artisans and designers. These sessions aim to provide attendees with insights into various crafting techniques and spark creativity. Early workshop registration is recommended to secure a spot.

The organizers emphasize the event’s role in connecting artisans with enthusiasts. “Don’t miss this opportunity to visit over 300 artisan exhibits, connect with fellow enthusiasts, and take part in workshops,” the promotional material urges.

Garan-Beadagio, LLC, the event’s promoter, has a history of organizing such gatherings. The company launched its first “To Bead True Blue” show in 2005, which grew to include 1,000 exhibitors and workshops.

The Pasadena Bead & Design Show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is priced at $8 for online purchases or $10 at the door, with the ticket good for all three days of the event.

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