Make the most of your Bead Fest Philadelphia experience

Philly, Here We Come!

Heat Patinas with Tammy Jones | Interweave Demos
Before we dig into today’s post, let’s all take a moment to soak in the fact that Bead Fest Philadelphia starts TOMORROW! Our bags are nearly packed, everything is in place, and all that’s left to do is arrive at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and enjoy 5 whole days crammed with inspiration. Continue reading “Philly, Here We Come!”

Our favorite Philly attractions!

The Creative Traveler’s Guide to Philadelphia

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Bead Fest Philadelphia is just a little over a week away, and our excitement levels are skyrocketing out of control! We’re ready for an extended weekend of hands-on learning, shopping, inspiration and of course, having the chance to meet you in person! Continue reading “The Creative Traveler’s Guide to Philadelphia”

Exhibitor Spotlight

Gemstone Q&A: Gary B. Wilson

Leland blue & variscite gemstones from Gary B. Wilson | Source
Bead Fest Philadelphia is just around the corner (kickoff is August 16!), and we’re beyond excited to explore the inspiration in this year’s Expo. If you have yet to experience a Bead Fest Philadelphia Expo, it’s basically a jewelry-lover’s paradise where you can shop nearly 200 unique exhibitors, learn in educational demos, meet new creative pals and even create jewelry for just $5 in the Beadalon Inspiration playground! Continue reading “Gemstone Q&A: Gary B. Wilson”


Get to know a Philly-favorite instructor!

Q&A with Jean Van Brederode

Enamel Warehouse by Jean Van Brederode
In less than 30 days, creative makers from across the nation will trek to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for the largest jewelry-making event on the East Coast–Bead Fest Philadelphia! Among our line-up of incredible instructors, you will find the uniquely-talented Jean Van Brederode. Continue reading “Q&A with Jean Van Brederode”