San Diego August events for the jewelry minded

I was recently asked by an internet friend if I knew of any bead related things/events  to do in August while visiting San Diego.   I scoured my usual places for events and surprisingly come up with a nice little list:

The San Diego Museum of Art has the Calder Jewelry exhibit now through January 3, 2010.   Here is a link to a review of the exhibit by the The New York Times.   For more details see the Museum website

The  Bead Society of San Diego is hosting it’s  10th annual Bead Bazaar August 1 & 2.     I’ve attended this show for several years and it’s a nice show.  Unlike a wholesale trade show, most of the beads being sold are made by the person selling them.   If you love handmade lampworked beads, you shouldn’t miss this show.

Whaley Workshops is having a Tool Making Workshop on August 1.   Jay’s studio is located in Hillcrest.

The city of Carlsbad, CA will host Carlsbad Art in the Village August 9.  This show has gotten better every year; bigger and the jury has become more savvy at weeding out the resellers.

The Talmadge Art Show will be in North County again this summer at the Encinitas Library on August 15.  A very nice art show that is strictly juried in a beautiful location overlooking the Pacific.  I’ll be there selling finished jewelry and handmade findings along with my daughter selling her photography.

Not San Diego, but if you’re really jewelry minded Metal Artists Society of  Southern California has scheduled August 15 for MASSCAPALOOZA – August Meet and Greet  If didn’t have The Talmadge Art Show scheduled, I’d be at this event.

Gem Faire will at the Scottish Rite Center August 21, 22, & 23  Typical wholesale/trade show, good variety of vendors.  Some of my particular favorites are Taiko for pearls, KH Lee and Altamont for tools and Eidos for one of a kind cabochons.  To avoid the crowds go Sunday morning.  If you have a resale license, there are wholesale hours Friday morning 10 – 12, bring your license and business card for free and early admission.

Connie Fox aka Jatayu  has an August soldering class scheduled.  Connie is a great instructor and her classes are almost always full, however cancellations do happen.

Leucadiart presents Art Walk August 30.  This show is getting better every year, but it is a walk – comfortable shoes are a must.

Places to see:

The Art Studios at Spanish Village in Balboa Park is a very nice way to spend an afternoon.  My friend Susan Ronan makes wonderful jewelry see her work in Studio 33.  The Bead Society, Enamel Guild and San Diego Potters also have studios.

Taboo Studio

Trios Gallery

Lost Cites Beads  Much of the same bead store stock found in many bead stores…however, they have a really nice selection of old, older and antique beads in the back of the store.  Plus, home made cookies!

Shepherdess Beads  Nice bead store, located next door to Lost Cities, classes offered.


~ by khmetalwork on July 29, 2009.

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