An annual event that continues to grow, Bead Fest brings together bead and jewelry artists from across the greater Philadelphia area. The event takes place Aug. 14-18 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. Classes begin Aug. 14 and the Expo Marketplace opens Aug. 16-18.
This year, Bead Fest offers nearly 150 different classes to choose from, over the course of five days. From bead weaving to kumihimo to different clays to metalsmithing and more, 35 instructors will teach new skills and help participants refine favorite techniques. Many of the instructors have projects that were featured in Beadwork Magazine.
A full list of workshops, vendors, and information on how to register is available on the event website: