Instructor Spotlight:

Anne Mitchell

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

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

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–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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