Meet our NEW Tacoma instructor!

Q&A: Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson’s Tidal Wave Bracelet
Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to an inspiring getaway! Bead Fest Tacoma is an all-inclusive jewelry experience featuring hands-on workshops, one-of-a-kind shopping, bonding time with your fellow jewelry lovers and instructors, plus the chance to explore scenic Tacoma, WA! Continue reading “Q&A: Sarah Thompson”

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”

Discovering Keum-Boo

Technique Tuesday

A Touch of Gold: Roll Printing and Keum Boo | Francesca Watson
It’s a hot and sunny Tuesday here at the Bead Fest Headquarters, and we’ve been indulging in one of our favorite summer rituals—learning about unique jewelry art techniques! Continue reading “Technique Tuesday”

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”