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


Sandown Park Racecourse
Portsmouth Road, Esher
Surrey, KT10 9AJ

Spring 2023

We look forward to welcoming you back!

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 jewellery making 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

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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.

Make and Take

Make & Take

We have decided to postpone our Make and Take classes to Spring 2023

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 a fantastic FREE gift, when you subscribe to Bead & Jewellery magazine at the show!

Show Offer



Full workshop schedule will be published here early in August so please check back regularly for details.

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.

Remember, it's cheaper to book in advance rather than on the day. For workshop enquiries please call the hotline on 01903 331013 or email elizabeth@ashdown.co.uk


A favourite feature for show goers - the demonstration area - where you can enjoy free walk in demonstrations with top tutors.  There's a rolling programme throughout the day with a varied list of skills and techniques for you to get a flavour of.  With a big screen for better visibility and a microphone to help you hear the all important details, it's a new and improved experience. At recent events, our visitors enjoyed demonstrations with Wirework, Right Angle Weave, Resin Jewellery, Working with Silver Clay, making diamante headpieces and so much more. Amongst our list of demonstrators were, Linda Jones, Alison Tarry,Tracey Spurgin and Lisa Harmon The demonstration schedule for the Spring 2023 show will be posted nearer the time, so do check back for details.


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

Early Entry (10am) £7.80
Late Entry (11.30am) £7.30
Early Entry (10am) £6.50
Late Entry (11.30am) £6.00
Four adults (10am) £23.40
Twelve adults (10am) £78.00

For all purchased and free tickets Terms and Conditions apply.

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