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Spoil Mom at Bead Fest!

Bead Fest Philadelphia 2014
Mother’s Day is less than a week away, and we’ve got the perfect last-minute gift inspiration to help you celebrate the creative moms and women in your life!

When we think about what our moms truly wanted for Mother’s Day when we were growing up, we think of handmade surprises and time spent together. Sure, she always appreciated the flower bouquets and brunch reservations, but all she really wanted was to create new memories with her loved ones. Whether you’re in search of the perfect gift for your mom, sister, daughter, grandmother, mother-in-law, or another special person who has enriched your life and created a lasting impression on your heart, we have some ideas that are thoughtful and unique!

Go all out with the gift of Bead Fest

If you want to truly spoil mom this Mother’s Day, treat her to an experience she will cherish forever. A trip to Bead Fest Philadelphia will give you two the opportunity to learn jewelry art techniques side-by-side, shop for unique treasures together and create handmade memories that will last forever. As a bonus, your mom will spend the next few months filled with excitement until August 16 rolls around!

Experience gifting has become a popular choice over material purchases. Sure, you could to the mall or jewelry store and buy mom a new necklace, but learning a new skill and creating jewelry with your loved one is an unforgettable alternative. If you want to read more on the experience gifting craze, check out this article!

A gift from Tangible Light Studio, Santa Fe 2017

Make her a piece of handcrafted jewelry

Is your loved one unable to travel to Bead Fest Philadelphia with you? Create a special piece of jewelry just for her, and write a short piece about the inspiration behind your handmade gift. When it comes to the materials of your DIY Mother’s Day gift, think about your mom (or loved one’s) favorite colors, flowers, shapes and memories. Incorporating elements that are unique to her style will help personalize your handmade treasure!

Foster her creativity with a workshop

If you don’t have the funds for you and mom to spend all weekend at Bead Fest Philadelphia, choose one special workshop that you know she will love and send her there! Whether your special loved one is trying to master a technique or is brand new to the world of jewelry art, Bead Fest Philadelphia has a great selection of fun, technique-rich workshops for all budgets.

Is mom more of a shopper than a maker? Treat her to a day at Bead Fest Philadelphia’s Expo! It’s another fabulously affordable gift idea, and with more jewelry art exhibitors and artisans than any other East Coast jewelry show, the fun-filled experience will last all day.

Explore our colorful Bead Fest Philadelphia workshops picks!

Donna Weeks | Crackle and Ink My Polymer Clay | All Skill Levels

Get the look of elegant and vibrant stained glass by combining luxurious gold foil with polymer clay.

Marti Brown | Floral Fibula Pin | Intermediate

Have a blast cutting and crafting a flower and leaf from niobium sheet using fold forming techniques!

Debora Mauser | Doodled & Dyed Leather Cuff | All Skill Levels

Customize your own leather cuff by doodling designs and patterns. Make your creation vibrant by adding your favorite colors!

Michelle Brennan | Regal Rose Ring | Advanced

What’s better than a bouquet of flowers? A sparkling floral cocktail ring that will help you and your loved one master the art of chain maille! 

Pamela Garbig | A Walk on the Whimsy Side | All Skill Levels

Whimsical beads and vivid hues bring this magical cuff to life.

Visit our favorite family-run exhibitor booths:

Creating jewelry is more than an art—it’s a tradition. Bead Fest Philadelphia is proud to host family-owned-and-operated exhibitors at the Expo. Take a look at a few of the families bringing their jewelry art heritage to Bead Fest Philadelphia!

Bead Bistro – husband & wife duo
Bead Bistro Crafts – mother & daughter duo

Czech Glass ETCHED Spiky Button Beads

Before we wrap up, let’s all take a moment to think about the incredible moms, teachers, mentors and other inspiring women who have shaped our lives. They have given us the gift of confidence, knowledge, inspiration and so much more. Celebrate the fabulous women in your life this Mother’s Day, and don’t forget to to spoil yourself a little, too!

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