The Tucson Bead Show

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Jan 30 - Feb 4 • 2017

In 52 Days

Radisson Suites Tucson

10am to 6pm Daily

The Tucson Bead Show is bead design –bead makers, jewelry artisans, fashion designers, fabric artists, lapidary studios, emerging
artists and wholesale trade suppliers –showcasing their newest creations –artistic beads, hand-printed textiles, and fine gemstones.
There are over 300 artisan booths, galleries, merchant displays; and workshops taught by artisans, offering instruction for all skill levels.

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The Tucson Bead Show | January 30 - February 4, 2017 • Monday - Saturday

The Tucson Bead Show is now located at the Radisson Suites, which has over 60,000 ft2 of exhibit and workshop space, and brings the total show exhibits to 350 and the workshops to 400. Radisson Suites on Speedway is a lush tropical oasis at the center of Tucson. An upscale, all suite hotel, with a beautifully landscaped courtyard with an oversized pool and spa. Visit the on-site Breeze Patio Bar and Grill to enjoy outstanding cuisine. This elegant setting is ideally located on Speedway with easy access, and provides attendees with parking and frequent complimentary shuttle service. The Radisson Suites Tucson Hotel, located at 6555 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ.

Beadmakers, Artisans, Merchants, Workshops & Design Projects


Art Jewelry
Beading Thread & Jewelry Wire
Beading Tools
Bohemian Glass Beads
Brass Charms & Embellishments
Copper Findings
Delica Seed Beads
Dichroic Pendants



African gems
African import
Amate studios
Antique beads and things
Antique textiles
Art and whimsy
Art clay world u.s.a.
Art glass clay
Ayla's originals
Bead art worth
Bead bistro



3-d pendant
Advanced torch enameling
Archipelago bracelet
Argentium fused earrings
Art deco bracelet
Art deco bracelet
Barbell pendant and earrings
Bead ring class
Bead ring class
Beauty of the sea
Beginning torch soldering
Bubble earrings


Featured Exhibitors — Ayla’s Originals … Leather Wrap Bracelets… beautiful selection of freshwater pearls, including hard to find Big Hole Pearls, fabulous Philippine metal spacers… Bokamo Designs… Regaliz® Leather · Spacers Regaliz® Spacers · Clasps Regaliz® Clasps · Round Euro Leather Euro Leather, Clasps... Cougar’s Creations… specialty hand tools featuring 3-Step Square Pliers! Square, Half-round and Pattern Wire; Druzy Cabochons; Handcrafted Steel Tool Racks ... ELAN BEADS ... Authentic quality semi-precious gems and gemstones in a multitude of rare and natural colors, shapes and styles... RAINFOREST BASKETS... Rainforest Baskets specializes exclusively in important, authentic museum-quality Wounaan Hosig Di artworks from the Darien Rainforest of Panama. Stitched from silk-fine chunga palm filaments dyed with natural pigments, each important work in the collection takes from months to three+ years to complete... YARA AFRICAN FABRICS... 100% COTTON AFRICAN FABRICS (WAX) HANDMADE MUDCLOTH AND MORE AFRICAN TEXTILES... www.yaraafricanfabrics.comSee Complete Exhibitor List

Workshop PhotoScraffitto Enameling
Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125
Using both liquid and 80 mesh enamel, learn to scratch in designs and fire the enamel to create one of a kind enamel components. We will use the Painting with Fire (torch enameling) method of enameling. Each student will have their own torching station, and their choice of enamel colors. The possibilities are unlimited! No tools needed (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPlaying with Fire (and Leather)
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http:// Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » includes all required materials and use of tools
Make it today, wear it tonight! In this class we will use fire to create a broad spectrum of color while creating a one of a kind patterned copper canvas. All flame painted copper will be sealed to preserve the patina before being installed on a premade leather cuff. With just a few basic metal working skills, students will complete two (one for you and one... (read more & registration)

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