If we counted down all the reasons why you should join us at Bead Fest Tacoma this October 26-29, we would run out of fingers! So we’ve narrowed the list down to the TOP 5 reasons why you, your creativity and your jewelry wardrobe NEED this experience.
Let’s dive in!
CREATE JEWELRY WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE
It doesn’t matter if you have $5 to spend or $500. Bead Fest Tacoma has a hands-on learning opportunity for you! Whether you’re looking for a technique-immersive 2-day workshop, or a breezy $5 Make & Take project, you can leave with a finished piece of jewelry.
“I loved being able to finish my projects in class, to have other options shown, and the option to be able to make pieces on my own after the workshops.” — 2016 Bead Fest Tacoma Attendee
EXPLORE A CURATED BOUTIQUE-STYLE EXPO FLOOR
Bead Fest Tacoma features some of the very best artisans and exhibitors in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Shop handmade finished pieces, hard-to-find gemstones, handcrafted beads, unique findings, innovative tools—you can shop all of this and more under one roof.
LEARN THE TECHNIQUES OF YOUR DREAMS, NO MATTER YOUR SKILLSET
A common misconception is that you need to have experience in jewelry making to attend Bead Fest. Good news beginners, that’s not the case! We offer workshops for every level, so whether you’re fresh out of the gate or a pro with 20+ years of experience, you’ll find the perfect workshop to meet your needs.
“I had a great experience. I had lots of fun & met some awesome people! I learned how to enamel and solder, woot-woot!” — 2016 Bead Fest Tacoma Attendee
DISCOVER THE BEST OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Right in Bead Fest Tacoma’s backyard, you’ll find top-rated restaurants, celebrated art museums, glass art installations, and plenty of nature activities, including hiking around Mt. Rainier. Oh, and let’s not forget that Portland and Seattle are just a short drive away!
ACCOMPLISH YOUR CREATIVE GOALS
All it takes is a little help from our A-list instructors! Each workshop is led by a talented artist with years of experience and expertise in their craft. These are instructors who have already been there, created that. So any dilemmas you encounter, they’ll be right by your side ready to help you achieve your goals. It’s an empowering, confidence-boosting experience.
“My favorite part of teaching at Bead Fest is having the opportunity to be surrounded by so many creative people. I also really enjoy seeing the ‘spark’ come alive in students when they discover a new technique.” — Instructor, Steven James, on why he enjoys teaching at Bead Fest events
This is just a taste of what you’ll personally get out of Bead Fest Tacoma. Whether you want to commit to 4 days of learning an array of techniques, or you’re just looking for a shopping trip with your friends, this is the place to do it.
Make your creative dreams come to life, and start planning your adventure!