Give a warm welcome to our new 2017 instructors!

The Fresh Faces of Philadelphia

Exhibitor Diane Hawkey at Bead Fest Philadelphia 2016
For years, Bead Fest has introduced the best instructors, exhibitors and artisans to the East Coast’s jewelry arts community and 2017 is no exception! One of the most exciting aspects of Bead Fest Philadelphia is meeting the fresh faces each year. Continue reading “The Fresh Faces of Philadelphia”


The world’s favorite rock star!

The History of Diamonds

Image Source: GIA
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but did you know these sparkling treasures have a rich, complicated and fascinating history? And let’s not forget that the diamond is the birthstone of those born in the month of April. (So here’s a happy belated birthday to all you April babes out there!) Continue reading “The History of Diamonds”

You need these looks in your jewelry box NOW!

Spring/Summer Jewelry Trends

Spring is in full force and flowers aren’t the only thing blooming! Lately, we’ve noticed a lot of pretty jewelry trends hitting the scene—from vibrant gemstones to creative ring stacks—the current jewelry look is all about versatility, unique shapes and individuality! Continue reading “Spring/Summer Jewelry Trends”