For some time now there has been a revival of interest in handcrafted beads, jewelry, glass art, gemstones, clothing, and accessories. Bead & Design embodies an optimism that grows in the practice of handcraft.
The show also promotes tradespeople with great selections and pricing on unique clothing, hard-to-find accessories, fine art jewelry, vintage and antique beads, beading supplies and findings, antiquities, embellishments, sacred textiles, tribal arts, artifacts, and gold & silver.
Costa Mesa Bead & Design Show offers 275 exhibits and galleries –and 80 workshops, which are offered daily for those who want to roll up their sleeves and explore their creative side. The workshops include jewelry design, bead making, metal work, enameling, fiber art, bead weaving, wire work, art clay, metal clay, bronze work, leatherwork, and paper arts.
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