Bead Fest Santa Fe – Your Beading Getaway Is Less Than 2 Months Away!

The wait is over almost over until you could be in beautiful Santa Fe, relaxing and learning more about your favorite hobby with some of the best instructors in the business—are you ready? The Bead Fest Santa Fe program is loaded with veteran instructors, as well as plenty of fresh faces. Check out some the new instructors at this year's event!

Heidi Kummli, an author and artist whose bead embroidery work has recently included handmade epoxy clay centerpieces.
Deedee Skigen, college professor and founder of Banyan Bay Studio, who’ll lead workshops on bead weaving, braiding, and more.
Ronda Stevens, author and co-owner of the Great Bead Escape Retreat, who specializes in traditional wire wrap design.
Gail Stouffer, a glass media professor at The Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, who’ll teach workshops on making bisque beads, working with metal clay, and more.
Merry Warner, from a long line of creative makers, who’ll share her methods for making millefiore polymer clay canes and embossed metal pendants.

Get even more info on the Bead Fest instructors and their phenomenal workshops at And don’t forget to explore the Expo! The show floor will be packed with your favorite suppliers of gems, beads, tools and more, as well as many new vendors with supplies you won’t want to miss. Best of all, entrance to the Expo is FREE with any workshop registration!

Make the most of your jewelry-making skills—sign up for Bead Fest today!

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