The Twin Cities Bead Bazaar, a semi-annual gathering of artists, crafters, jewelry designers and stone lovers, will be held once again at the Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins, MN, on October 27 and 28. The show is hosted and organized by Edina's own Dakota Stones and Goody Beads. Dozens of local and nationally known vendors will offer their wide selection of semi-precious gemstones, beads, kit and patterns, and finished jewelry. More than 1500 attendees are expected to attend the two-day event, which is one of the most-popular events of its type in the country.
Show highlights include an appearance by social media influencer and jewelry designer Candie Cooper, author of multiple books on jewelry-related crafts, host of her own Facebook Live shows watched by her 9000+ followers, and frequent guest on Jewelry TV. Attendees have the opportunity to have "Coffee with Candie" and to participate in numerous Make-and-Take projects. More than a dozen classes will be offered during the bazaar, in which jewelry-making techniques are gained while completing a project. Kids are welcomed at the show while their parents shop, and can participate in a scavenger hunt/jewelry project that will reward them with a unique design craft.