|Lineage of Bead|
January 14th - 17th
Jan 14 - 17, 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
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.
Heavy 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
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