Give a warm welcome to our new 2017 instructors!

The Fresh Faces of Philadelphia

Exhibitor Diane Hawkey at Bead Fest Philadelphia 2016
For years, Bead Fest has introduced the best instructors, exhibitors and artisans to the East Coast’s jewelry arts community and 2017 is no exception! One of the most exciting aspects of Bead Fest Philadelphia is meeting the fresh faces each year. Continue reading “The Fresh Faces of Philadelphia”

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”

Bead Fest Santa Fe Workshops

A Trendy New Year!


It’s a new year, and we can’t think of a better time to introduce the latest bold and beautiful jewelry trends into our wardrobes. While examining the spring/summer 2017 runways, it became clear statement pieces are a must-have, raw is the new refined and accessories are everything. Continue reading “A Trendy New Year!”

Your Guide to Trendy & Affordable Workshops

Bead Fest Fall


Greetings Bead Fest darlings! Here at the Bead Fest Headquarters, we are practically jumping up and down because Bead Fest Fall is only 2 weeks away! Can you believe it? And more importantly, are you joining us?! If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t sweat it. Some of our most popular workshops still have a few seats left—and they’re calling your name! Click here to register for Bead Fest Fall! Continue reading “Bead Fest Fall”