Learn Fold Forming, Wirework and More from Expert Metal Artist Eva Sherman at Bead Fest

by Missy Stearns

Head to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, August 19-23 for Bead Fest Philly, the largest jewelry-making show on the east coast!

Bead Fest is the best resource for any jewelry maker, with incredible shopping opportunities from a wide array of vendors, plus five full days of workshops taught by the best artist-instructors.

Bead Fest is the ideal opportunity to learn metalwork–or perfect the skills you already have–from renowned metalworker Eva Sherman. The talent behind 13 Rings: Using Wire Coiling, Wire Bezeling, and Organic Wire Techniques, Eva prefers to work in an organic and unstructured style. She'll share her expertise with you in four different Bead Fest workshops.

Eva Sherman enameled fold-formed cuff at Bead Fest  

Micro Fold Formed and Enameled Link Bracelet

Intended for all levels, you'll explore micro fold forming, enameling and cold connecting while working on your very own bracelet.

Eva Sherman's wire and textured cuff bracelet

Fist Full of Flowers

Master embossing, metalwork, wirework and cold connecting as you create a cuff full of flowers you can wear all year.

make Eva Sherman's ruffled cuff

Romantic Ruffled Cuff

Learn how to incorporate forging, cold connections and patinas into a cuff with pie-like ruffled edges (except you'll be using hammers and torches to create those ruffles!).

make Eva Sherman's wire freeform organic necklace

Catch of the Day

Utilize brazing (as opposed to soldering), wire work and hot connections to create a stunning necklace.

That's four workshops that are guaranteed to take your metalwork to the next level–but Eva's workshops always sell out quickly, so sign up for Bead Fest Philly today to reserve your spot in these skill-boosting workshops!

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