See What’s New and Trendy in Jewelry Making for Bead Fest 2018

Bead Fest 2018 isn’t just for beaders! If you want to learn to water cast metal, weave chain maille, torch enamel, use a host of jewelry-making tools, or delve into many other skills and techniques, you can do that at Bead Fest 2018!  Read on for details about all the 100+ bead and jewelry workshops on offer and sign up today!

chain maille - New and Trendy in Jewelry Making for Bead Fest 2018

Chain Maille Jewelry Making at Bead Fest

Jewelry artist Michelle Brennan is back at Bead Fest 2018. Michelle is offering a variety of chain maille classes for those just starting out to those with prior experience. Chain maille continues to be popular and trendy, so why not add a few unique new designs to your repertoire? From Michelle’s Intro class to her Crystal Cascade Chain Maille Pendant, you won’t want to miss out on these amazing workshops! Learn more about Michelle Brennan and her variety of chain-maille classes, then sign up today!

learn to use your tools! New and Trendy in Jewelry Making for Bead Fest 2018

Tools for Jewelry Making at Bead Fest

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist readers as the author of Cool Tools & Hip Tips, Helen Driggs  returns to Bead Fest with a range of classes. She shares in-depth information on how to use the tools you need (and may already own), technique based workshops, and jewelry-making designs you’ll want to make today! Don’t miss her Cold Connections Boot Camp or her workshop on Rotary Tool Intensive One: Dremels Only – sign up today before they sell out (they always do!).  Whether you’re looking for a workshop that will have you learning all day  or just a quick lesson Helen Driggs has the class for you!

resin New and Trendy in Jewelry Making for Bead Fest 2018

Make Resin Jewelry at Bead Fest

Fashion jewelry designer Susan Lenart Kazmer brings her style, featured in Vogue and Elle magazines, to Bead Fest 2018. Be sure you don’t miss her resin and metals workshops. If you’re new to these techniques, start with Resin 101 and build up to Resin, Relics and Ancient Artifacts.

Both of Susan’s workshops mentioned above are combined in a separate full-day workshop, which will allow you to end up with one stunning statement piece.


torch enameling - New and Trendy in Jewelry Making for Bead Fest 2018

Try Torch Enameling at Bead Fest

Jewelry artist and author Steven James brings his book, Discover Torch Enameling, to life over several courses at Bead Fest 2018. His beginner class, Discover Torch Enameling, takes you through 20 different techniques to add to or improve your skill set. His other courses, including Discover Torch Enameling: Hearts on Fire, Raku EnamelingThe Luminaria Pendant, and The Raindrop Pendant all focus on using torch enameling techniques to create spectacular finished jewelry designs. Check out more of his workshops!

ewelry Business Classes for Bead Fest 2018 from Marlene Richey

We Have Jewelry Business Classes at Bead Fest, Too!

Award-winning author Marlene Richey brings her expertise to Bead Fest 2018 in three workshops designed to help artists grow their passion into profit. From Designing a Collection to Pricing Your Work, Marlene will work with you every step of the way. Whether you’re looking to spend a whole day or just a quick 90 minutes, don’t miss out on her amazing advice! Check out her workshops and sign up today!

water casting - New and Trendy in Jewelry Making for Bead Fest 2018

Imagine Casting Metal at Bead Fest!

Have you wanted to try casting, but just haven’t quite gotten around to it? Well, Bead Fest 2018 is your chance! Check out these casting courses by expert jewelry-making artists Debora Mauser, Kieu Pham Gray, Robyn Cornelius, and Eva Sherman! Dive on into this exciting technique today!

metal clay New and Trendy in Jewelry Making for Bead Fest 2018

Metal Clay Jewelry Making: A Must-Do at Bead Fest

Learn how to add texture, surface design, and style to your metal clay jewelry with jewelry artist Sulie Girardi. Offering beginner metal clay workshops, as well as more advanced classes, Sulie has a workshop for all skill levels! Check out her plethora of metal clay classes and learn more about metal clay!

fold forming - New and Trendy in Jewelry Making for Bead Fest 2018

Fold Forming Fun at Bead Fest

Internationally known instructor Marti Brown brings her jewelry-making expertise to Bead Fest 2018 with several workshops featuring fold forming with niobium, a colorful metal! Check out the beautiful projects you could be making then register for her Line Fold Bangle workshop, Sweet Dreams Necklace & Earrings workshop, and her Sugar Drops Pendant workshop for the step-by-step instructions!

Let us know which workshops you’re most excited to try. Leave us a comment below or join the discussion on our social media pages. Bead Fest 2018 is right around the corner and we’re just as excited as you!

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