I can’t believe its May already, which means it is just over a month until our next Big Bead Show hits the Midlands! The date for your diary is Saturday June 25 at The International Centre, Telford. Get your tickets now and save with our Early Bird rates, rather than paying full price on the door! You can also take advantage of a group discount rate if you want to bring your bead group along for the day (call us to find out more 01903 884988). We also have an exciting new offer which means that kids and 'bag carriers' (e.g long suffering husbands) go free!
This Big Bead Show promises to be just as exciting as our other popular shows at Sandown Park, Esher. You can see the full list of exhibitors here, but just some of the fantastic suppliers bringing all their beady goodies along include: The Southampton Bead Shop, Bead Merchant, Tuffnell Glass, Nostalgia and The Bead Shop (Nottingham) Ltd (who are proving they are hardcore beaders as they have stock take the next day – no mean feat when beads are involved!) As well as this we also have The Beadworkers Guild attending with their beautiful and inspiring displays including award-winning pieces. To go alongside this we are offering 50% off the ticket price for all Beadworkers Guild members!
Free demonstrations on the Bead stand from top designers confirmed are:
Liz Thornton - Liz is a beadwork artist who has written several books and teaches workshops around the country. She is chair of The Beadworkers Guild and has had lots of projects published in Bead magazine. She will be demonstrating beaded charms.
Joanna Barchet - Jo loves creating fun designs with polymer clay. She is a self taught artist and beader, specializing in polymer clay and has had several of her tutorials published in Bead magazine. Jo will be demonstrating polymer clay techniques.
Marie New - Marie loves colour, texture and form - something she is able to explore daily as a Textiles teacher and tiara/jewellery designer. She made it to the finals of the British Bead Awards 2011 with her beautiful wire crochet jewellery. Marie will be showing how to create wire crocheted flowers. Look out for her first published project in Issue 31 of Bead.
Get your tickets now and come and join in the fun! Look forward to seeing you there! If you missed the April show you can read all about it in the next issue of Bead – on sale May 25.
x Chloe x