Feb. 3rd – Feb. 8th
It is a tradition for gallery owners and designers to gather in Tucson every year and search for new and exciting beads, gemstones, and jewelry –and To Bead True Blue is at the top of the list, showcasing artists…chosen by invitation and juried application. All told over 500 artisan booths, galleries, and merchant displays are presented by well-known artisans and emerging designers, with beadmakers, jewelers, metalworkers, gemcutters, clay and fiber artists, weavers, and hat makers. The product list encompasses rarely-exhibited lampwork glass bead masterpieces, hand-crafted artistic polymer and silver clay beads, vintage, and antique beads, as well as a vast assortment of artisan resources, components and hard-to-find boutique arts such as hand-dyed silks, hand-woven textiles, handmade accessories, handbags, and embellished trims. By consistently offering high-quality merchandise to gallery owners and designers –To Bead True Blue defines what a bead show should be.