Pasadena Bead & Design Show offers something for everyone. Open to the public, the event offers artisans and wholesalers showcasing beautiful beads made from glass, crystal, clay, wood, ceramic — really anything you can imagine, and much of it beyond what you might find downtown or at local craft stores. Art, clothing, hats, scarves, hand-tooled leather, upcycled clothing, new and vintage baubles, gemstones, textiles and much more will be available as well. There's also an instruction component, with workshops for all skill levels and projects including clay work, wire work, hand knotting, chainmail, crystal setting, enameling, hand knotting and more.
Beading transcended the hippie aesthetic long ago, and the