Bead Fest makes an exciting return to the West Coast with Bead Fest Fall.

Thank you for attending Bead Fest Fall 2016!

We would like to thank each of our attendees, sponsors, instructors and exhibitors for making Bead Fest Fall 2016 a fabulous celebration.

We hope you had tons of fun learning, shopping, creating and making new friends! Stay tuned for details about Bead Fest Fall 2017—we hope to see you there!

Save the date for

  • Bead Fest Santa Fe: March 23-26, 2017—Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Bead Fest Philadelphia: August 16-20, 2017—Oaks, Pennsylvania

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Interweave Editorial Team

Special thanks to our Interweave bead/jewelry editorial team! Our experts - Tammy Honaman, Debbie Blair and Kristal Wick - hosted technique demos while in Tacoma.

Shipwreck Beads Inspiration Playground

Get inspired! This interactive DIY space will fuel your creativity while offering one-on-one instruction, loads of information, and a finished project with $5 Make & Take projects!



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TRAVEL
  • Metalsmithing

    Shape and mold metal into beautiful, fashionable pieces.

  • Beading

    String, weave, and stitch away creating wearable art.

  • Silversmithing

    Get creative with silver and immerse yourself in the craft.

Testimonials

  • "The quality of instruction by these top instructors in the country is terrific. Really enjoy learning from the masters."
    — BF Fall Attendee
  • "The shopping, I do not have bead shops in my area, so this is very important to me to have the section and to have so many bead vendors to buy from. But I also love the fact that I can take workshops to learn from."
    — BF Fall Attendee
  • "The workshop and also the atmosphere and excitement and inspiration of the other people. I have been to a lot of bead shows, but never Beadfest before, this was much more friendly and not just about selling beads."
    — BF Fall Attendee
  • "I enjoy looking at all the new beads and displays. I love just being here it is inspiring. Helps to jumpstart my creative juice twice year. "
    — BF Fall Attendee
  • "The quality of instruction by these top instructors in the country is terrific. Really enjoy learning from the masters. "
    — BF Fall Attendee
  • "Very well organized event with a great selection of classes, instructors and vendors. The staff are always helpful and pleasant."
    — BF Fall Attendee

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