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”

Instructor Spotlight:

Q&A with Richard Salley

Stone on Stone Rings by Richard Salley
In less than 50 days, jewelry artists from all over the nation will flock to the history-rich city of Santa Fe for an experience that brings out the jewelry industry’s best. That’s right; all of your favorite instructors and exhibitors will be there! We’re talking about Bead Fest Santa Fe, of course, and among the impressive lineup of skilled instructors you will find Richard Salley. Continue reading “Q&A with Richard Salley”


Instructor Spotlight:

Anne Mitchell

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Anne Mitchell: Bead Fest Santa Fe 2015
Warmest wishes, Bead Fest fans! It is with great honor that we welcome the incredibly talented silversmithing and silver fusing extraordinaire, Anne Mitchell to the blog today. We had the pleasure of speaking with Anne (who lives just an hour away from Santa Fe!) about her greatest inspirations, what she’s looking forward to at Bead Fest Santa Fe, travel tips, and we learned about her sweet new rescue dog, Simon. Continue reading “Anne Mitchell”

Instructor Spotlight:

Meredith Arnold

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Bead Fest Fall instructor, Meredith Arnold.
Happy Tuesday, Bead Fest fans! Here at the Bead Fest headquarters, we are getting our first taste of fall weather, and let me tell you, it has been wonderful! The cooler weather is a sweet reminder that October is inching up on us. Not only does that mean a month packed with apple picking, Halloween parties and we’ll admit it–a few pumpkin spice lattes–it means Bead Fest Fall is just a few weeks away! Have you registered yet?! If not, step on it because workshops have been filling up fast! Treat yourself NOW! Continue reading “Meredith Arnold”