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The Santa Monica Bead & Design Show takes place April 14-16 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and presents over 175 artisan exhibits. In sync with the spectacular setting, the show creates a dynamic and interactive shopping experience, with a diverse selection of beads and artisan supplies, jewelry, one-of-a-kind art wear, and antiquities.
Among the vast and eclectic displays of new and old, traditional and contemporary, finished pieces and components –you’ll find lampwork beads, hand-cut gemstones, antique beads, vintage findings & embellishments, hand-dyed silks, crystals, turquoise, antique pearls, tribal textiles, cloisonné jewelry, and many more treasures!
Step into a world of handwork and enjoy meeting and talking directly from skilled artisans, many who have spent decades perfecting their skills, or from tradespeople and merchants who have searched the world for unique gems, beads, and antiquities. You can also get creative and try your hand at mixed media or jewelry making techniques in one of the workshops offered at the show.
Now with more exhibits than ever before, Santa Monica Bead & Design Show will fill two ballrooms inside the beautiful Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Shop over 175 artisan exhibits, socialize with other artful-minded souls –and watch designers and craftspeople demonstrate their work. April 14 – 16, Friday – Sunday. Tickets are $8 online, or $10 at the door, good for all days. Open to the public –everyone is welcome. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.