• 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

THE BIG BEAD SHOW

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

16th October 2021

NEXT EVENT: AUTUMN 2021
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 beading needs. You’ll never have seen so many beads in one place before! <p>

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The Big Bead Show

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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.

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Make & Take

We have decided to postpone our Make and Take classes to Spring 2022

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Prize Draw

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

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Workshops

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

October Workshops now Booking

  • All CLASSES
  • 09:00 - 11:00
  • 11:00 - 13:00
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • 15:00 - 17:00
Prong Setting Cabochons
  • 10.10am - 12.10pm
  • Sandown View B

Alison Tarry

Prong Setting Cabochons

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Ladybird Set
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Champagne Bar

Julie Ashford

Ladybird Set

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Carrier Bead Bracelet
  • 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Sports Bar

Liz Thornton

Carrier Bead Bracelet

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Soutache Earrings
  • 10.15am - 12.15pm
  • Brasserie

Vicky Roberts

Soutache Earrings

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Moon Gazing Hare
  • 10.10am - 11.45am
  • Sandown View A

Tracey Spurgin

Moon Gazing Hare

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Daisy Pendant
  • 1pm - 3pm
  • Sandown View A

Tracey Spurgin

Daisy Pendant

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Applique Embellishment
  • 12.pm - 3pm
  • Sports Bar

Payal Savani

Crystal Embellished Flower

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Understanding the Wedding Industry - Guide for Beaders
  • 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Sports Bar

Ivana Mearns

Understanding the Wedding Industry - Guide for Beaders

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Beaded Lavendar Bouquet
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Sandown View B

Renata Graham

Beaded Lavendar Bouquet

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Spring Resin Pendant
  • 10.30am - 11.15am
  • Champagne Bar

Lisa Harmon

Spring Resin Pendant

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Mixed Media Pendant
  • 11.45am - 12.30pm
  • Champagne Bar

Lisa Harmon

Mixed Media Pendant

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Making Polymer Clay Beads
  • 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Brasserie B

Bonnie McGough

Making Polymer Clay Beads

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Making Polymer Clay Beads and Pendants
  • 12.noon- 1.30pm
  • Brasserie B

Bonnie McGough

Making Polymer Clay Beads

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DEMONSTRATIONS

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 the October 2019 show 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 October 2021 show will be posted here shortly, so do check back for details.

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) £6.50
Late Entry (11.30am) £6.00
GROUP
Four adults (10am) £23.40
Twelve adults (10am) £78.00

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