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Bead Fest Fall


Greetings Bead Fest fans! Can you believe that we are less than 10 days away from Bead Fest Fall’s kickoff?!

For all of our Bead Fest newcomers out there, you may be wondering if there is more to the event than workshops and shopping (not that those aren’t amazing features!). The answer is absolutely YES! The benefits of attending Bead Fest Fall are seemingly endless. Let’s walk through some of Bead Fest Fall’s exciting attractions that you simply can’t miss!


Enjoy FREE Demos with Interweave’s renowned Editorial Team
Bead Fest Fall is awarding you the opportunity to mingle with Interweave’s Editorial Team and learn from them in person with a series of FREE demos! Head over to Bead Fest Fall’s website to learn more about the free demo offerings from Tammy Honaman, Kristal Wick, and Debbie Blair. Plus, stick around for exclusive book signings and photo opportunities with them!

Interweave’s Bead Fest Fall Giveaway
The incredible Interweave Team has put together two insanely awesome gift baskets for Bead Fest Fall attendees! Will you be a lucky winner?

Grand Prize (must be present at Bead Fest Fall to win)

Drawing Sat. 10/15 at 5:45PM— Shipwreck Beads Inspiration Playground

Win the Grand Prize swag bag filled with loads of beading and jewelry-making goodies donated by our favorite vendors and advertisers! Bring an empty suitcase for all your swag and get your picture taken with the editorial team here at Interweave (Tammy Honaman, Merle White, Debbie Blair and Kristal Wick) in person. You can share your good fortune with your beady peeps or keep it all for yourself (shhhhh, we won’t tell).

2nd Place Prize (need not be present to win)

Can’t hang around? We’ll ship your swag bag. This one’s not quite as stellar as the Grand Prize but it’s still awesome!

We wish all entrants the best of luck! If you win, be sure to post a photo with your exciting goodies on Instagram or Facebook and #BeadFest or #BeadFestFall for us to see!

AND additional giveaways will be announced at the event

Be on the lookout for surprise giveaways popping up at Bead Fest Fall. You just might encounter a DIY book, instructional DVDs and other great prizes up for grabs!


Score a FREE Beading Kit
Arrive onsite at Bead Fest Fall early to receive the Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet Kit or Bangle Me Kit. Note: free kits are for workshop students ONLY. Supplies are limited, so make sure you jump in line early to secure your free kit—and to beat the long lines, of course!

Create fashionable pieces for just $5 at the Shipwreck Beads Inspiration Playground
Kelsy Vincent—Shipwreck Beads’ social media guru and in-house jewelry artist—will be leading 6 trendy, hands-on make & take workshops for just $5! You’ll leave with new skills, a fabulous creation and lots of fun memories. Sign up for your make & take workshop now!

Bead Fest Summer 2016: Peace Cuff Make & Take at the Inspiration Playground.


Connect with industry professionals and your fellow creatives
Bead Fest is a valuable experience for any jewelry artist looking to discover new sources of inspiration, the latest platforms for selling, marketing tips for new jewelry art businesses and more. After all, you’ll be surrounded by the industry’s best instructors, designers, exhibitors and your fellow artists!

Find out why everyone’s raving about Bead Fest! Here’s what past attendees have to say:

“Bead Fest is like Disneyworld for me. The classes are the meat and the expo is the dessert.” –Bead Fest 2016 Attendee

“Fantastic assembly of instructors & students sharing knowledge & laughs – you just can’t beat it!” –Bead Fest 2016 Attendee

“The classes were amazing and the expo blew my mind–it was the shiniest place I’ve ever been :)” –Bead Fest 2016 Attendee

Jean Van Brederode & one of her students at Bead Fest Summer 2016.

Okay, so now you’re dying to go to Bead Fest Fall—we hear you! And we are thrilled to announce that some of our hottest workshops still have seats available. But, you have less than 10 days to register and workshops are filling up. Secure your seat before it’s too late!

Enamels to Flight–Kieu Pham Gray 

Exploring Niobium–Marti Brown 

Mixed Weave Pendant–Cindy Kinerson 

Discover more Bead Fest Fall workshops here! 


Enough procrastination—it’s time for you to indulge in your craft! Let’s get ready for a fun-filled weekend celebrating the art of creating jewelry. Will you be joining us in Tacoma, October 13-16? If you are, drop a comment below and tell us what you are looking forward to the most at Bead Fest Fall!

Register for Bead Fest Fall today! We’ll see you there!

2 thoughts on “Bead Fest Fall

  1. As a student participant to my very first BeadFest, I was fortunate to meet the one bead/ jewelry designer I most admire! For years I have been fascinated by the creativity of Mrs. Cynthia Kimuri of Artbeads. To have had the opportunity to simply meet her at BeadFest Tacoma has been the ultimate highlight!

    It has been a wonderful adventure meeting other trainers, vendors and peer participants, engaging in artfull conversations and leaving with a greater sense of creative awe. I swear, I recently retired from government work to be around and assimilate with fantastic, like-minded creative people. This is just the beginning of an exciting bead-filled retirement!!

    Joyce E Henderson

    1. Hello Joyce,

      It brings us great joy to learn about your experience at Bead Fest Fall! There simply is nothing better and more inspiring than meeting your creative idols in person, and we are thrilled you had the opportunity to connect with Cynthia Kimuri of Artbeads. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you at our upcoming Bead Fest events!

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