Event news | October 26-29

Your guide to Bead Fest Tacoma!

We’re so happy you’re joining us at Bead Fest Tacoma! Get ready for four very exciting days of learning, shopping, inspiration and tons of fun! Are you ready to ignite your creativity?

In order to make the most of your experience, we have compiled a list of need-to-know details about Bead Fest Tacoma’s workshops, Expo and inspirational extras. Ready to get started? Let’s do this!

Onsite Registration

Sign up for any open workshop onsite on the fifth floor of the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. The registration desk opens at 7:30AM on Thursday, October 26, and will remain open throughout the weekend. Online registration is now closed.

Wondering where you should enter?

Workshop students and shoppers can enter the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center through the first-level entrance. Onsite registration and the Expo is located on the fifth floor, and most workshops are located on the third and fourth floors.

Expo Information

Friday, October 27 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday, October 28 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday, October 29 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Learn a new technique with Candie Cooper for just $40!

Save your seat in Candie’s beginner-friendly workshops before seats sell out! Want to spend extra time with Candie? Sign up onsite for Coffee with Candie, happening Saturday morning at 9:00AM. This is your chance to fuel up on inspiration, and chat with Candie about your passion for jewelry! Sign up online today.

Meet the Interweave Editorial Team!

Your favorite Interweave editors will be hosting free demos, book signings, giveaways and so much more. Visit their booth on the fifth floor next to the Expo’s entrance, and check out the full schedule HERE!

DIY gorgeous jewelry while you shop!

To fuel your jewelry-making fire, you can sample new techniques for just $5 in the Shipwreck Beads Inspiration Playground! Each easy, breezy Make & Take project lasts just over an hour, and you’ll receive hands-on guidance from a knowledgeable instructor. Sign up for your Make & Take onsite before seats fill up!

Leather Purse Tassels and Beaded Chain Make & Take projects

Show us what you’re making at Bead Fest!

Snap lots of photos, and tag us @BEADFEST on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by using our #BEADFEST hashtag. You might even see your picture shared by us on our social pages!

Stay on top of the latest news: Text JEWELRY to 33222 for important Bead Fest updates!

Need more Bead Fest in your life? We’ve got you covered!

Save the date for the return of Bead Fest Texas—coming to Arlington this March 15-18, 2018. But wait! There’s more! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Bead Fest Philadelphia, August 15-19, 2018.

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