Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bead Elements and Design Show, March 27-29

The Fess Parker Resort Double Tree
Santa Barbara
10 - 6 pm daily

Bead Elements & Design Show entwines form and pattern, artisanship and handcraft, into original design. Attendees will find 250 artisan galleries exhibiting handmade beads, jewelry, clothes, accessories, artisan supplies and textiles.
The jewelry and clothing that animated nomadic existence relied on hand skills to express a visual experience of life. The craft artists and designers exhibiting at Bead Elementsuse artisanal skills, complex tools, and hand techniques to create a variety of high-quality, original, works of art.
Bead Elements is a visual experience giving life to design: one-of-a-kind glass beads, handsewn clothing, hand-dyed silk, millinery arts, precious jewelry, ceramics, gemstones, leather, wood, metal, gold & silver, enamel, art silver clay, polymer clay, embellishments, and textiles.
Attendees are invited to roll up their sleeves and take part in workshops by craft artists and designers. The workshops offer instruction at all skill levels and most include tools & materials. Workshop projects include wirework, enameling, jewelry design, polymer clay, crystal setting, bead making, art clay, hand knotting, mixed media, and chainmaille.
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