Lineage of Bead

July 28th - 31st

Hilton Pasadena

Southern California’s number one Bead & Design show has an unrivaled exhibitor list and the top names in artisan bead making -galleries, workshops, merchant displays and design performances... READ MORE
10am-6pm daily | Fast Facts

Dates & Times

July 28 - 31, 2016 • 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


Hilton Pasadena –$8 self / $10 valet parking. Special room rate available. Address  –168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, California, 91101


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.


Featured Exhibitors

Pacific Silverworks

Highest quality sterling silver findings designed specifically for bead stores and jewelry designers; clasps and unique cones, bails and a vast assortment of components.

Klew's Gallery

Polymer clay beads by artist Klew Lewis. Klew is well known for her innovative bead designs.

Harper Designs

Reveling in the art of embellishment. Handcrafted lampwork glass art and metal pieces by Susie Harper. Individual pieces and art jewelry.


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.

Featured Workshops

Workshop PhotoHeavy Wire Multi-Bangle Cuff

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included

Love to play with wire? Well we have the class for you! Learn how to twist, bend, texture, and manipulate your metal into a fantastic, multi-bangle inspired cuff! We will spend time working on how to keep your pieces pliable (a HARD thing to do with the heavier gauges!!!), proper texturing techniques, a few extras in sheet metals, and there's even a... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuperduo Necklace

Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit

In this workshop using a needle and thread you will learn how to create this incredibly comfortable and stylish necklace using superduos beads. We will mix up a custom bead soup for your necklace and show you how to stitch it together. A discussion of how to complete the necklace is included in the class as well as a $25 credit toword any finding purchased... Read More

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