Santa Monica Bead & Design Show
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The first ever Santa Monica Bead & Design Show will be at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica, Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm, May 4-6, 2018. The show hosts 150 artisans and tradespeople chosen by juried invitation, and gives buyers an exceptional opportunity to shop an unrivaled selection of artisan handcraft, jewelry design, and other creative products –and buy direct at excellent prices.
The show is focused on beautiful jewelry that is handcrafted to the highest standards, ranging from bold and eclectic statement pieces to fine jewelry –each one an original work of art. Exhibitors are comprised of both established and emerging artisans, and tradespeople, and include jewelsmiths, gemcutters, beadmakers, metalsmiths, glass workers, clothing designers, and merchants –exhibiting their newest products.
The list of gemstones exhibited includes rubies, sapphires, emeralds, opals, garnets, jade, and pearls. Attendees will discover one-of-a-kind accessories made with careful, handcrafted detail and sustainable materials; hard-to-find decorative arts inspired by medieval, tribal, and folk designs; handmade artistic clothing; as well as antique and vintage items such as champlevé enamel, glass buttons, art nouveau silk, handwoven cloth, antiquities, artifacts, ethnographic art, embellishments, and sacred textiles.
The show location is Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica, a newly restored contemporary architectural gem, four blocks from the beach, 8 miles from LAX, with both ocean and mountain views, and a destination bar and restaurant named Longitude + Restaurant serving handcrafted cocktails, classic beachside plates, and fine dining.
Come and buy directly from artists and merchants –open to the public –10am-6pm, May 4-6 at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica, 530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Advanced admission tickets are $8 online or $10 at the door (good for all three days). Visit www.beadanddesign.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.