Bead show rolls into Langley
Bangles and baubles and beads, oh my.
The Fraser Valley Bead Show returns to the Cascades Casino and Convention Centre in Langley City from Oct. 21 to 23.
With nearly 50 vendors, this is the largest bead show in Western Canada. Fan favourites, including Komarevich Originals, Sherry Bellamy, Gems In Bloom, Kerri Fuhr, Stephanie Dieleman, are returning to display alongside such newcomers as glass blower Vic Nadurak of Seafire Glassworks and mixed media jewelry artist Pat Hart.
“Langley is the perfect location for us,” said Barrie Edwards, who has organized the show for the past eight years.
“We love that this community is very arts and crafts oriented, something that allows us to draw a huge crowd of people who appreciate collecting beads, jewelry, and goodies all in one place.”
“Copper jewelry is huge this year,” said Edwards.
“It’s a great material that can be bright and shiny or weathered down for a more rustic feel.”
“We’re also thrilled to welcome Alexx Cheng back this year. He moved to Thailand and set up a fair trade bead-making factory there and it has been three years since he joined us last,” says Barrie, who is extremely excited to watch his engaging bead-making demonstrations.
String together your creativity with a bit of help from the free lampworking demonstrations or dive right in with one of the 22 classes in everything from wire wrapping to ring making.
Cram the whole family into the car and stop by the Fraser Valley Bead Show on Oct. 21, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Oct. 23 to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cascades Casino and Convention Centre, located at 20393 Fraser Hwy. Admission is $7 and free for children under 12.
For more information, visit www.fraservalleybeadshow.ca.