BEADERS BEST 2018 Bead Art Fair Crossover

Stuttgart, Germany
April 5 to April 8

Concept update on 15,000 sqm!

For the first time in Europe – 3 creative trade fairs combined in one exhibition hall: KREATIV | BEADERS BEST | MINERALS-FOSSILS-JEWELRY.

Glass beads are used in the works of professional jewelry artists and hobbyists, in classical jewelry design, as well as in fashion jewelry. Consequently, the BEADERS BEST Bead Art Fair has now its natural place: in the middle of these neighboring fairs!  Professional designers, jewelry shop owners, hobbyists, lovers of individually-crafted unique jewelry, lampwork bead artist and even occupational therapists will find everything they need in one exhibition hall. As is our tradition, the BEADERS BEST location – with its lounge atmosphere – invites you to experience its relaxed manner while buying your supplies, exchanging information and learning new things. Workshops on jewelry-making techniques and designs can be booked in advance or spontaneously taken. National and international artists lend their knowledge and present their works. On the first day of the fair, “The Night of the Senses” begins at 6.00 pm, with the “Tutors’ Reception”, where you are able to meet and mix with the workshop artists.


Messepiazza 1, 70629 Stuttgart

Opening times for visitors

Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Accomodation, transport etc. – check:

See/book workshops 

Book here

Ticket prices

Day-ticket: online € 12  || on site € 13
includes use of Stuttgart public transport
2-days-ticket: online € 18  || on site € 20
does not include use of Stuttgart public transport

Reduced day-ticket: online € 10  || on site € 11
pupils, students, pensioners, handicapped, children from 6 to 15 inclusivelyincludes use of Stuttgart public transport

Family day-ticket:  online € 27  || on site € 28
max. 2 adults and own children to the age of 15 (free admission for children under 6 years); includes use of Stuttgart public transport

Happy Hour: online € 7  || on site € 7
From 3:00 p.m. onward

Group tickets from 10 persons: only on site € 10/per person

Purchase here

Additional Info

Searching for inspiration for your jewelry designs? Interested in learning handicraft techniques?
If so, you are most welcome!
And if you want to buy unique and artistical jewelry, there won’t be a better place to go.

Exhibitors offer high quality glass beads (vintage and new), crystals, handmade beads, cabochons, gemstones, silk, jewelry wire, clasps and much more — all that a jewelry lover’s heart could desire! Demonstrations and workshops are held at various booths. Jewelry projects and material kits are also available. Book a spot in one of the exclusive workshops and let experienced designers teach you techniques such as beading, micro macramé, soutache and others.

As usual, the live jewelry fashion show and exhibit of international jewelry designs will bring an air of sophistication to the fair. Stylish jewelry trends, from the delicate and dainty to the bold statement pieces, have been raised to a form of art by fashion designers such as Coco Chanel. At this fair, bead and jewelry enthusiasts from Europe and overseas will kindle their passion of DIY. Ask, learn, talk shop, marvel — and make new friends!

Messe Stuttgart is a partner and host of this event. It stands out for its lavish and pleasant halls and the excellent travel connection: The airport, train connections, public bus lines and hotels are all within walking distance, and the Autobahn leads directly to the front door. Also, the Messe Stuttgart team is known for its  efficient service.

The event takes place from April 5–8, 2018. This is typically a mild month in the area. If you can, plan a trip to the surrounding area. Spend a day at one of the traditional timber-framed towns such as Tubingen. Or visit the famous jewelry museum in Pforzheim only an hour drive away. There is much to see and do.

Exhibit at the BEADERS BEST Bead Art Crossover!

People associate this fair with great shopping opportunities of beads and findings, internationality, handcrafted items, club atmosphere, and spectacular works on exhibit.

The Stuttgart spring fairs have a turnout of 100,000 people. As we know from experience especially in 2017, BEADERS BEST placed in between Mineralien, Fossilien, Schmuck and Kreativ (all in 1 hall) is attractive for attendees also from the neighboring fields, including youngsters. This offers the chance to grow for you!

Every registered principal exhibitor will receive 50 free admittance codes for the first day of the fair (Thursday). They may be given out to any interested persons beforehand.

Open workshop spaces will be offered for a nominal fee.

Entry into the exhibitor directory is free of charge. 

Parking is free for those registered early.

Opening times for exhibitors

To be announced.

Registration forms are available on this page.

The administrative work will be taken care of by Messe Stuttgart / Mineralien, Fossilien, Schmuck.

We are happy to answer your questions:
Andrea Ott
tel. +49 40 7968 7268