Mark Your Calendars for Bead Fest Philadelphia 2018!

Join us for the bead bead show on the East Coast: August 15-19 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center! Bead Fest Philly has an exciting lineup of hands-on workshops. With more than 100 technique-rich workshops, there is something for everyone on any budget. Learn from some of the best jewelry instructors in their fields, including Diane Dennis, Kaska Firor, Agnieszka Watts, and Shae Wilhite. Whether you’re a brand-new bead weaver or an advanced metalsmith, you’ll find the perfect workshop to meet your needs.

In addition to attending quality workshops, you can also shop your heart out at the Expo—a jewelry artist’s paradise overflowing with beads, gemstones, findings, materials, and tools from across the globe. Shop more than 200 exhibitors and artisans, watch demonstrations on a variety of techniques, and walk away with new jewelry and materials to make additional projects. Spend your evenings in more classes or wander the charming shops and restaurants in nearby Phoenixville or tour the beautiful city of Philadelphia to see the historic sights and try a delicious cheesesteak!

Bead Fest

Head to Bead Fest Philadelphia, August 15-19, and be inspired. You’ll feel right at home here, where you can share your love of beads and jewelry with other enthusiasts. Learn more and sign up for workshops at All workshop purchases include FREE entry to the Expo Hall.

This story appears in the August/September 2018 issue of Beadwork magazine.

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