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Dates & Times

10am to 6pm daily, Friday - Sunday, May 6th - 8th 2016.


Fess Parker Doubltree, in Santa Barbara, California, is a mission-style hotel which sits on 24 beautiful beachfront acres in Southern California. Its rich amenities and extensive array of activities -like spa, wine tasting and meeting space -are perfect for any need. Lounge by the pool. Walk along the soft sand beach. Dine on delicious cuisine at one of our five restaurants. Relax in your guestroom or suite.


Fess Parker Hotel has ample complimentary on-site parking.


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Admission & Registration

Admission is $10, good for all three days. You may register online, or at the door. Open to the public, with both wholesale and retail pricing; to register as a wholesale buyer, please bring a business card and resale license. Children under 18 are free.


The Fess Parker Doubltree has five gourmet restaurants and a bar.


The Bead Elements and Design Show features artists, artisans, and wholesale merchants who are chosen by juried application and by invitation for traditional and contemporary handwork and artisanship, showcasing handmade beads, gemstones, designer components, gold & silver, wearable art, embellishments, lapidary, art jewelry, ceramics, ethnographic art, glass art, textiles, fiber arts, metalwork, enameling, art couture, handwovens, collectibles, decorative arts, and artisan supplies. Exhibitors are located in the ballrooms, showrooms, and conference rooms inside the Fess Parker Doubletree. View the exhibitor list here. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at Bead Elements and Design Show, or any of our other future shows, apply online.


Workshops, forums, and demonstrations will be ongoing 8am - 9pm, May 6th - 8th, 2016, and will include techniques such as jewelry design, bead making, fiber art, kumihimo, bead weaving, loom work, pattern design, fashion forecasts, wire work, polymer clay, ribbon flower work, metalwork, precious metal clay techniques, art clay silver, embellishment, creative connections, stone setting, photography, hand spinning, soldering, and color on metal. View workshop list.

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