Bead & Style Show sparks creativity | Feature Tales

For crafters, artisans and arts patrons, the biannual Pasadena Bead & Design Present is 1 of the season’s highlights. 

Set for the Pasadena Hilton from Friday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 8, the present options around 200 artisan reveals, workshops, wholesale suppliers, and stalls with antiques, hand-crafted jewelry, designer apparel, jewellery-generating provides and gemstones. 

Jewellery-building novices and experts alike can look through and shop directly from artisans and jewellery-generating suppliers and participate in workshops which include steel perform, wire wrapping, beadwork, blended media, enameling, soldering, attractive portray, jewellery structure, chainmaille, crystal placing, hand knotting and polymer clay sculpting. 

New this yr is a silversmithing course, which will choose students by the ways of smithing a ring with a gemstone placing. Lessons are open up to all ages and talent concentrations. 

Other eclectic choices from the Pasadena Bead & Design Present include things like lampwork and antique beads, hand-dyed silks, raku beads, hill tribe silver, antique pearls, tribal textiles, clay jewelry, eco-dyed garments, woodblock fabric, vintage gildings and hand-reduce gemstones. 

Smaller artisanal bead workshop, Mountain Robbins, a store in attendance, specializes in lampwork beads and pendants. 

“They do lampwork minor animals, and they make these lovable tiny frogs,” mentioned Casey Kennerson, show manager. 

“They’ve all obtained this sort of character and character. They also make handmade bronze results and every thing to go with them. That is a single of my most loved setups.”

A highlighted shop is Klew Gallery, which generates floral and millefiori clay beads, pendants and jewelry, and the Mod Ant, an antique booth with vintage beads, pendants and jewellery. Kennerson remarked that Mod Ant is a most loved.

“They have this excellent assortment. It’s really the treasure hunt to go through their booths. You can uncover all kinds of collectibles — from antique watches and jewelry to very little knickknacks and containers from the early 1900s to the 1960s. 

Makers and patrons vacation across the country to take part in the exposition and investigate the large range of handmade accessories and jewellery-generating materials. 

“I like on the lookout at almost everything,” Kennerson said. “We had been we have not had any reveals in December. So I’m seeking ahead to getting back out there and observing all the artists and what they have for the new yr and all the most current layouts.”

Pasadena Bead &amp Style Exhibit

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Jan. 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8

Where by: Pasadena Hilton, 168 S. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena

Charge: $8 on the web or $10 at the door