There's so much happening at The Big Bead Show this April, we've struggled to fit it all in these pages! As well as the usual fantastic array of exhibitors (more than you'll find at any other UK bead show!) we've got lots of great taster workshops with world famous designers, plus new mini masterclasses with two of the UK's top tutors!
We have plenty of exciting and inspiring demonstrations to feast your eyes on, with exciting products and techniques being shown from big names in UK beading. Already confirmed is Michaela Carrington showing the basics of fused glass, James Ferris, Lonely Soldier will be showing more wirework techniques and how to incorporate them into your designs and Bonnie McGough will be demonstrating the wonders of polymer clay.
The very talented Rachel Norris will also be answering questions and signing copies of her new DVD too. Plus meet your favourite authors and get your book signed by them! All this will be happening at the Bead magazine stand, the full programme with timings will be listed on the website nearer the event.
Doors open at 10am and close at 5pm so there's plenty of time to shop until you drop! There's plenty of free parking, a cafe and kids go free. With over 70 exhibitors covering all your beading needs, there's something for everyone - and a little bit more too! It's the perfect place to find all your favourite suppliers, all under one roof!
We have an amazing array of classes on offer this April, with Mini Masterclass taught by inspiring tutors Melanie De Miguel and Rachel Norris. Melanie has taught for The Big Bead Show before, you can read our interview with her here. We're excited to have wirework designer Rachel Norris on board after her popular demonstrations at the October 2013 show. Spaces are limited and filling up fast so make sure you book your spot soon! Mini Masterclass prices include all tools and materials and last 3 hours.
As well as these we have a huge number of taster classes for you to choose from, covering almost every aspect of beading and jewellery making. You can see them all on our website now! Some are already sold out so guarantee your space by booking today!