• Biggest Biggest UK all Bead Show
  • Combination of retailers and artists to enjoy
  • To Inspire Workshops and Demostrations
  • Twice a Year Two fantastic bead events

THE BIG BEAD SHOW

21st April 2018

10am - 5pm

If you’ve not been to the Big Bead Show before then you're in for a treat! Brought to you by Bead & Jewellery magazine, it's the biggest all bead fair in the UK, with exhibitors stocking supplies for all your seed beading, wirework, polymer clay, lampwork, silversmithing and general beading needs. You’ll never have seen so many beads in one place before!

2018 Events:

April 21st & October 20th 2018

The Big Bead Show

You'll Enjoy


Taster Workshops
Drop in Demonstrations
Pick up tips and trends
Chat to top designers
Make & Takes

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Remember that although tickets are available on the door, it's cheaper to book entry tickets and workshop places in advance.

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The Big Bead Show

A great day out

There's free parking and a café, so you can shop till you drop and then sit down to admire your purchases and recover with a coffee.

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Make & Take

Our Free Make & Take Zone, running throughout the day at The Big Bead Show.

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Prize Draw

Prize Draw

Enter our Free prize draw for a chance to win beading goodies worth £100.

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Workshops

Our taster classes run for one hour each, leaving you plenty of time for your shopping. It's the perfect opportunity to try your hand at that technique you've been desperate to learn. All materials and tools are kindly supplied by our sponsors, so all you need do is book your place online, bring along your emailed order confirmation, and enjoy the fun. (except Masterclass where you will need to bring basic items such as needles etc.)

For something a little more in depth, choose from limited space on a mini masterclass.

Remember, it's cheaper to book in advance rather than on the day. For workshop enquiries please call the hotline on 01903 884988 or email elizabeth@ashdown.co.uk

  • All CLASSES
  • 09:00 - 11:00
  • 11:01 - 13:00
  • 13:01 - 15:00
  • 15:01 - 17:00
Honeycomb Bouquet Bracelet
  • 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Sandown View A

Vicky Roberts

Honeycomb Bouquet Bracelet

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  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Sandown View A

Helen O'Connor

Wirehimo, Capturing a Cabochon

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  • 10.30am - 12.30am
  • Sandown View B

Alison Tarry

Wire Woven Hinged Cuff

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  • 1.00pm - 2.30pm
  • Sandown View B

Justine Gage

Fleur de Lys Bracelet

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  • 3.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Sandown View B

Justine Gage

Quadratile Ring

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  • 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Brasserie A

Lisa Harmon

Spring Flower Resin Pendant

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Jewellery Business Workshop
  • 12noon - 1.00pm
  • Brasserie A

Lisa Harmon

Ocean Resin Pendant

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  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Brasserie A

Irene McCarthy

Braid it Board

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  • 3.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Brasserie A

Patty McCourt

Olivia Shibori Pendant

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Silver Clay Taster Class
Master Class
  • 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Brasserie B

Julie Holt, Helen O'Neill

Silver Clay Taster Class

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Silver Clay Taster Class
Master Class
  • 12noon - 1pm
  • Brasserie B

Julie Holt, Helen O'Neill

Silver Clay Taster Class

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  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Brasserie B

Bonnie McGough

Polymer Clay Beads & Pendants

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  • 3.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Brasserie B

Julie Ashford

Edith Necklace & Earrnigs

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  • 9.00am - 10.00am
  • Sports Bar A

Donna McKean Smith

Wire Hair Vines

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  • 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Sports Bar A

Ruth Vickery

The 60’s Bracelet

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  • 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • Sports Bar A

Jessica Rose

Grow Your Jewellery Business

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  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Sports Bar A

Pru McRae

Kumihimo Braided Bracelet

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  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Sports Bar A

Ruth Vickery

The 60’s Bracelet

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DEMONSTRATIONS

You will be amazed at the programme of demonstrations we have lined up for this event. No need to book or pay, there is a rolling schedule from some of the best teachers and tutors from across the UK.

 

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TICKET PRICES

Tickets can be purchased at the event on show day, or you can buy online in advance at discounted prices.

Or call us today: +44 (0)1903 331013

ADULT
Early Entry (10am) £7.80
Late Entry (11.30am) £7.30
SENIOR
Early Entry (10am) £5.60
Late Entry (11.30am) £4.80
GROUP
Four adults (10am) £23.40
Twelve adults (10am) £78.00


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SHOW SPONSORS

A big thank you to the sponsors who help make this such a great event.