• Hilton Pasadena
  • 168 S. Los Robles Avenue
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • United States
  • Friday, January 18, 2019 - Sunday, January 20, 2019
  • 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Bead and Design Show in Los Angeles

    The Pasadena Bead and Design Show features three hundred artisans spanning four days, it takes place from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20 at Hilton Pasadena. This show is open to the public and includes 300 artisan exhibits of art beads, gemstones, ornaments, accessories, textiles, findings, embellishments, and clothing. Tickets are $8 online, $10 at the door.

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    Grau Design

    Grau was one of the pioneering shops on Melrose Avenue in the 80s which helped make the Los Angeles street famous for fashion. While today, Grau Design is located at the historic Crossroads of the World in Hollywood, Principal Claudia Grau still primarily uses recycled clothing that is deconstructed and then reconstructed into her signature style. Her distinct look has been used in television shows and movies; if you were to dig through your VHS collection and look for video tapes of The Cosby Show, Moonlighting, Dharma & Greg, and Heathers, you’ll be able to spot Grau’s works.

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    Mountain Robbins

    The creative brainchild of Judie Mountain and Wayne Robbins, Mountain Robbins specializes in wearable art – these artist favor glass art, lampwork glass beads, and metal clay. Judie brings her experience in leatherwork, fashion, and jewelry design to the table – her creative style is inspired by indigenous people and third-world cultures. Wayne is a glass artist whose works are inspired by nature.

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    Ancient Design

    Dr. Elaine Maginn Sonne is Reiki Master and artist – her jewelry has a more metaphysical approach – it is inspired by her fascination with Astrology, Mythology, Paganism, and Native American spirituality. Dr. Sonne received her doctorate in Spiritual Psychology from the American College of Theology in Golden Valley, Minnesota.


    The Pasadena Bead and Design Show offers workshops lead by artisans – most classes are open to people of all skill levels, while intermediate and advanced classes require completion of apprentice level workshops. Workshops are offered from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, they sell out, and advance registration is recommended. Prices vary.

    New Workshops To Debut at This Show

    Making Art Glass
    Bejeweled Leather Cuff
    Advanced Copper Alchemy
    Wire Sculpture Drusy
    Enameled Flower Cuff
    Serenity Pearl Spiral
    Shibori Silk Wrist Wrap
    Painted Garden in Silver Clay

    Additional workshops include enamel bead making, art glass, art clay silver, kumihimo, beadwork, riveting, soldering, metal and wire work. See the full list of workshops here.

  • Cost: $8.00
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