The Bead & Design Show is coming to San Rafael's Embassy Suites June 9 - 11. The three-day event brings together a diverse group of independent artisans, bead makers and tradespeople, and features 120 artisan exhibits and hands-on workshops.
Makers and designers will find a great line-up of high-quality bead merchants and suppliers, with trade beads, gold and silver findings, seed beads, gems, cabochons, unusual components, and more, at great prices.
Meet the artists, artisans, and tradespeople showcasing vast and eclectic displays of new and old finished pieces and components. From handcrafted beads, findings, crystals, hand printed fabrics, clothing, and jewelry, to antique beads and ancient finds.
Get creative and learn new skills with interactive workshops offered throughout the show. Try your hand at mixed media and jewelry making techniques such as enameling, beadwork, chainmaille, pearl knotting, soldering, kumihimo, wire work, and Peyote beading.
Tickets: $8 online; $10 at the door (good for all three days)