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Q&A with Beth Simmons of Shipwreck Beads

Shipwreck Beads Showroom
The countdown to Bead Fest Tacoma is in full swing, and we’re so excited to be traveling back to the Pacific Northwest in just a few weeks! We’re beyond thrilled to announce that Shipwreck Beads is sponsoring the Inspiration Playground once again, and they are going all out this year. Continue reading “Q&A with Beth Simmons of Shipwreck Beads”

Why You & Your Creativity NEED This Experience!

5 Reasons To Join Us In Scenic Tacoma

When Bead Fest launched its first Tacoma event last October, the Pacific Northwest welcomed us with open arms. We’re so thrilled to be back for another great year in one of our favorite scenic cities, and we’re ready to learn loads of information about our favorite techniques, try out some innovative tools, discover new indie brands and make lots of new friends.  Continue reading “5 Reasons To Join Us In Scenic Tacoma”

Meet our NEW Tacoma instructor!

Q&A: Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson’s Tidal Wave Bracelet
Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to an inspiring getaway! Bead Fest Tacoma is an all-inclusive jewelry experience featuring hands-on workshops, one-of-a-kind shopping, bonding time with your fellow jewelry lovers and instructors, plus the chance to explore scenic Tacoma, WA! Continue reading “Q&A: Sarah Thompson”


Sapphire

September’s Birthstone

Sapphire-inspired lampwork headpin by Tacoma 2017 exhibitor Lara Lutrick
After a fun-filled long weekend, and with Fall just around the corner (and Bead Fest Tacoma!), we’re ready to talk about our appreciation and love for September’s gorgeous birthstone–sapphire! Continue reading “September’s Birthstone”