Read up on Peridot

August’s Birthstone

Peridot chip gemstones | Dakota Stones, exhibiting at Bead Fest Tacoma
Before we jump into August’s birthstone post (which we’re so excited to chat about!), let’s all take a moment to reflect on the FUN we had last week at Bead Fest Philadelphia! We made so many new friends, and our inspiration wheels are tuned up and turning better than ever. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and a huge thanks to our friends cheering us on from home! Continue reading “August’s Birthstone”

Our favorite Philly attractions!

The Creative Traveler’s Guide to Philadelphia

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Bead Fest Philadelphia is just a little over a week away, and our excitement levels are skyrocketing out of control! We’re ready for an extended weekend of hands-on learning, shopping, inspiration and of course, having the chance to meet you in person! Continue reading “The Creative Traveler’s Guide to Philadelphia”

Exhibitor Spotlight

Gemstone Q&A: Gary B. Wilson

Leland blue & variscite gemstones from Gary B. Wilson | Source
Bead Fest Philadelphia is just around the corner (kickoff is August 16!), and we’re beyond excited to explore the inspiration in this year’s Expo. If you have yet to experience a Bead Fest Philadelphia Expo, it’s basically a jewelry-lover’s paradise where you can shop nearly 200 unique exhibitors, learn in educational demos, meet new creative pals and even create jewelry for just $5 in the Beadalon Inspiration playground! Continue reading “Gemstone Q&A: Gary B. Wilson”


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”