|Lineage of Bead|
January 15th - 18th
Jan 15 - 18, 2015 • Thursday through Sunday • 10am to 6pm daily
300 artisan booths, galleries, merchant displays • Handmade, artistic, vintage and antique beads, jewelry, gemstones, art clothing, designer components • Established and emerging artisans • Wholesale beads, supplies, findings • This is a not-to-be-missed event for everyone
Workshops and classes, do-it-yourself projects, design performances, and "make & takes" in jewelry design, beadmaking, clay, fiber arts, crystal setting, color-on-metal, mixed media, hat making, wirework...
Easy online attendee registration, register online for expedited entry.
Highest quality sterling silver findings designed specifically for bead stores and jewelry designers; clasps and unique cones, bails and a vast assortment of components.
Showcasing the work of American and European bead artists in mediums of ceramic, porcelain and glass, all of the pieces are handmade and one-of-a-kind.
Precise designs custom designed in Thailand; sterling silver and vermeil beads, showcasing their classic signature toggle clasps, spacers, gold-plated clasps, components, findings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings; an eclectic collection of art deco and geometric shapes, circles, squares, and ovals.
Judie Mountain and Wayne Robbins collaborate in creating focal pieces, findings, exceptional lampwork glass beads and one of a kind finished jewelry. Their collection showcases work that is textural, multi-culturally inspired and quietly echos the past.
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
$60 » Workshop fee
$40 » kit fee
This workshop will focus on creating hoops from sheet with soldered cage settings. Many types of nuggets and items can be captured within the cages. We will use Little Torches to create our settings and traditional silver smith techniques to shape and smooth the metal. We are going to talk about torches, files, hammers, bench blocks, how to add texture and... Read More
Instructor: Lillian M. Todaro
Lillian M. Todaro has been teaching and writing instructions for over 30 years. Her professional series of books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won many awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, including more than twenty First Place and Best of Show awards. She loves the versatility of the... Read More
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » kit included
Explore a fascinating new type of bead weaving with the new two-hole Rulla Beads. Learn to use the “Ndebele Stitch” to create a beautiful textured “Herringbone” patterned bracelet. This traditional interlocking design is perfect for every day wear, and still makes a statement for special occasions. This project works up fast, so some... Read More