Spring 2017 Trends:

Rock the Runway

As the curtains close on New York Fashion Week, we’re left feeling inspired and ready to create some runway-inspired pieces! If bold colors, oversize crystals and meticulously-shaped metals are your cup of tea, then you’re going to love this year’s spring trends and the Bead Fest Santa Fe workshops that coordinate. Continue reading “Rock the Runway”

Our Year In Review

Bead Fest 2016

A Workshop image from Bead Fest Summer 2016.

Happy Tuesday, jewelry artists!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend filled with love, laughter and happy memories. Before 2016 comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone who made Bead Fest Spring, Bead Fest Summer and Bead Fest Fall possible. Let’s give a huge round of applause to our attendees, instructors, exhibitors, editors, volunteers and each person who contributed to Bead Fest’s success this year. Now, let’s take a stroll down memory lane! Continue reading “Bead Fest 2016”


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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