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”

Instructor Spotlight

Cindy Kinerson

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Reserve a seat in Cindy Kinerson’s Bead Fest Fall workshop, Southwestern Wrap Bracelets!
Cindy Kinerson, a Reno-based beading expert, will be celebrating her first year as a Bead Fest instructor at Bead Fest Fall 2016! Cindy has been sharing her metalsmithing, beading and jewelry construction knowledge with jewelry art enthusiasts for years, and she is the co-owner of Reno Bead Shop. Her shop is stocked with magnificent gemstones, dazzling beads and just about any jewelry art supply you could hope for! Continue reading “Cindy Kinerson”

Instructor Spotlight:

Kieu Pham Gray

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This week, we are honored to shine the spotlight on Kieu Pham Gray, a Bead Fest veteran, entrepreneur and passionate jewelry artist of over 15 years! Jewelry enthusiasts swoon over her carefully crafted pieces and she has become a fan favorite at Bead Fest events. Along with her husband, Andy, Kieu founded TheUrbanBeader.com–a site, and Bead Fest sponsor, dedicated to beautifully crafted, specialty jewelry supplies. In addition, Kieu teaches a wide variety of classes across the country and she is the author of the how-to book, Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections. As you can imagine, Kieu’s fun and interactive workshops fill up quickly! Reserve your seat for one (or more!) of her Bead Fest Summer and Bead Fest Fall workshops today!

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Instructor Spotlight:

Caroline Andrews

Caroline has been crafting beautiful statement jewelry for more than 15 years, and she is particularly fond of working with metal and wire. This jewelry-making pro is passionate about utilizing eco-friendly materials in her jewelry, and she designs “outside the box” whenever she can. Be sure to sign up for Caroline’s Pinch N Twist Wire Work Technique-Level One: Workshop at Bead Fest Summer! Continue reading “Caroline Andrews”