Colors Of The Stone with To Bead True Blue & Tucson Bead and Design Show

Colors Of The Stone Winter • Feb 1-8, 2025

The Winter 2025 Colors of the Stone with To Bead True Blue and Artisan Workshops is an assembly of independent artisans, traditional designers, studio artists, and small production handcrafters, who are chosen for outstanding artistic ability, exceptional design and singularity of work. The list includes gem cutters, gold smiths, jewel smiths, lapidaries, and bead makers.

The show is a wholesale source for designers and trades people who are purchasing goods for the purpose of resale --such as jewelry makers, metal workers, bead stores, craft stores, and art galleries. There are about 50 established wholesale companies that offer true wholesale pricing on jewelry making and bead making supplies, beads, metals, leather, cords, wire, clay, findings, gemstones; and tools for metal working, diamond cutting, jewelry and bead making.

Artisan Workshops offers 500 handcraft and design workshops taught by artisans-in-residence. Participants are encouraged to explore both contemporary and traditional skills in subjects as varied as bead making, jewelry design, hand knotting, art metal clay, wirework, crystal setting, enameling, and mixed media. Discover for yourself why handcraft is all the rage.

Fast Facts
  • Held at Casino Del Sol
  • 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757
  • Feb 1-8, 2025, 10am-6pm Feb 1-7, 10am-5pm on Feb 8
  • 75,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 1,000 exhibits
  • Workshops offered daily at all skill levels.
  • Free admission for all 8 days.
  • Free parking -- see details.
  • Free Gem Show shuttles available --see Shuttle Info
Show Details

Exhibitors are carefully chosen –by invitation and juried application –to include both traditional and contemporary artisans, high-quality merchants, and wholesale suppliers. See exhibitor list.

Workshops, demos, and classes are offered daily, 8am - 9pm. Taught by leading designers and craftspeople in topics such as jewelry design, wirework, gems, bead making, art clay silver, mixed media, chainmaille, and enameling.

Free admission for all 8 days. Register Online for expedited show entry. Open to the public, with some exhibitors offering wholesale pricing to registered wholesale buyers.

Register Online

Location & Parking

Casino Del Sol is Tucson’s premier luxury resort, with the largest Convention Center in Tucson, over 75,000 ft² of showroom space --enough for 1000 exhibits, galleries, and workshops. It is an architectural gem, modeled after a late 19th-century Tuscan village, and nestled in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, minutes from downtown Tucson and Tucson International Airport.

Free ample show parking onsite.

Free Gem Show shuttles available --see Shuttle Info.

Parking during show hours only, no discounted or free overnight parking. Rates and availability subject to change.

Casino Del Sol • 5655 West Valencia Rd • Tucson, Arizona

For help with reservations, email

RV Hookups available at Casino Del Sol -- See Details

Apply to Exhibit

Since 1992, Bead & Design shows have promoted a wide diversity of exhibitors –with 3000 artisans and tradespeople having traveled from 50 countries to come together and exhibit their work. Bead & Design attendees are numbered in the hundreds of thousands, and growing.

We are confident that each Bead & Design show offers a dynamic business opportunity, and If you have an interest in exhibiting, Apply Online or Contact Us. Early reservation is important –exhibit space is booked in advance.