• 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

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!

The Big Bead Show

You'll Enjoy


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

Buy Tickets Now

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

Buy Now

Facebook

Join in the fun on our Facebook page.
Catch up with the latest show information, hot off the press.

read more
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.

Buy Tickets
Make and Take

Make & Take

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

Make & Take
Prize Draw

Prize Draw

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

Prize Draw
Show Offer

Show Offer

Claim your fantastic FREE gift, worth up to £75, when you subscribe at the show!

Show Offer

REGISTER NOW FOR YOUR 10% DISCOUNT

    Sign up to receive Big Bead Show alerts and qualify for 10% of your ticket price.

Workshops

October 2017 Workshop programme: Booking now open

Our taster classes run typically 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 order confirmation, and enjoy the fun.

For something a little more in depth, choose from limited space on a two hour class.

Remember, it's cheaper to book in advance rather than on the day. You’ll need a show entry ticket to join a class and you can buy these online at the time of booking your workshop place. Entry ticket selection can be found as the last items on the list of workshops on the final booking page. Simply scroll down the list to find them.

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
Wire Mesh Jig Flowers
  • 10am - 12noon
  • Sandown View A

Alison Tarry

Wire Mesh Jig Flowers

read more
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm
  • Sandown View A

Rachel Norris

Little Bird Wirework Earrings

read more
Making Beads with Polymer Clay
Bonnie McGough
  • 12noon - 1pm
  • Champagne Bar

Justine Gage

Eidelweiss Pendant

read more
Pecan Pie Bracelet
Bonnie McGough
  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Champagne Bar

Justine Gage

Pecan Pie Bracelet

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

Julie Holt, Helen O'Neill

Silver Clay Taster Class

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

Julie Holt, Helen O'Neill

Silver Clay Taster Class

read more
Cali Shibori Pendant
Patty McCourt
  • 3pm - 4pm
  • Brasserie A

Patty McCourt

Cali Shibori Pendant

read more
Jewellery Business Workshop
Jessica Rose
  • 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • Sports Bar A

Jessica Rose

Jewellery Business Workshop

read more
Prumihimo Braided Book Mark
  • 1pm - 2pm
  • Sports Bar A

Pru McCrae

Prumihimo Braided Book Mark

read more
Prumihimo Braided Book Mark
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Sports Bar A

Pru McCrae

Prumihimo Braided Book Mark

read more
Waxed Carved Rings
Anna Campbell
  • 10.00am - 12noon
  • Sandown View B

Anna Campbell

Waxed Carved Rings

read more
Three Strand Round Foundation Weave, Love Knot
Irene McCarthy
  • 12 noon - 1pm
  • Brasserie A

Irene McCarthy

Love Knot

read more
The Poppy, Kelanash Design
Irene McCarthy
  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Brasserie A

Irene McCarthy

The Poppy, Kelanash Design

read more
Noel Star
Julie Ashford
  • 3pm - 4pm
  • Brasserie B

Julie Ashford

Noel Star

read more
Lattice Braid Lariat
Jane Marie Griffin
  • 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Champagne Bar

Jane Marie Griffin

Lattice Braid Lariat

read more
Lattice Braid Lariat
Liz Thornton
  • 3pm - 4pom
  • Champagne Bar

Liz Thornton

Lattice Braid Lariat

read more
Autumn Resin Pendant
Lisa Harmon
  • 10.30pm - 11.30am
  • Brasserie A

Lisa Harmon

Autumn Resin Pendant

read more
Donna McKean Smith
  • 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Sports Bar A

Donna McKean Smith

Snowflake and Tree Earrings

read more
Mokume Gane
  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Brasserie B

Bonnie McGough

Mokume Gane

read more
Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet
  • 12.30pm - 2pm
  • Sandown View B

Renata Graham

Wire Wrapped Bangle

read more
Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet
  • 2.30pm - 4pm
  • Sandown View B

Renata Graham

Delicate Beaded Cube Earrings

read more

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.

 

More Demonstration Information

TICKET PRICES

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

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


CLAIM YOUR FREE TICKET

Claim your free 12 noon entry ticket to The October 2017 Big Bead Show using the code found in issues 80 & 81 of Bead & Jewellery Magazine. You’ll find copies of the magazine in WH Smiths or via the web site, www.beadmagazine.co.uk where you can buy a single issue or why not subscribe?

FREE TICKET

SHOW SPONSORS

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