Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Inspiration Playground 

Make-It Take-It Projects

New inspiration begins here! Join us in the Inspiration Playground, located in the center of the Expo Hall. This interactive DIY space will fuel your creativity while offering one-on-one instruction, loads of information and a finished project! 


Sign up at the Registration Desk in the lobby August 15-19. Space is limited.

$5 Make-It Take-It  |  30 minutes

Playground A


Instant Pendant Necklace with Loop Crimp Ends and Jesse James Beads
Use Beadalon Polyester Braided Cord, Loop Crimps and Instant Pendants with Jesse James Beads to make a super easy, trendy necklace in an instant!

Friday 10:15am | 11:30am | 1:00pm

Artsy Wire Bangle Bracelet with TierraCast Charm

Make a Connected Bangle with a cold connection – no fire necessary! Try out several new Beadalon and Artistic Wire Tools including the Round Sizing Drum, Large Crimp Tube Crimper and Nylon Jaw Bending Pliers to make a bangle bracelet with Artsy Wire.

Saturday 10:15am | 11:30am | 1:00pm

$5 Make-It Take-It  |  45 minutes

Playground A


Hand Stamped ‘LOVE’ Cuff

Learn basic metal stamping techniques with ImpressArt as you create a trendy hand stamped cuff.

Friday 2:00pm

Saturday 2:00pm | 4:15pm

Sunday 10:15am


$5 Make-It Take-It  |  30 minutes

Playground B


ICE Resin® Charming Ephemera

New to ICE Resin®? No problem. Learn how easy it is to use ICE Resin® Ephemera Images, Opals, a Milan Bezel & mixing ICE Resin® to make a charming pendant.

Friday 1:00pm | 2:00pm

ICE Resin® Faux Druzy Fun
Even if you have never used ICE Resin® before you can make a beautiful shimmering pendant. Learn a quick and easy way of creating a druzy stone effect using ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter, ICE Resin and a Milan Bezel.

Saturday 1:00pm | 2:00pm

ICE Resin® 3D Layers

No experience necessary to assemble this eye-catching pendant. You'll pair an ICE Resin® Ephemera Image and a Luminous Layer sheet inside a Milan Bezel to quickly create a 3D effect and then seal the deal with ICE Resin®.

Sunday 10:15am | 11:30am

$5 Make-It Take-It  |  45 minutes

Playground B

The Jesse James Beads WonderCuff

Learn to wrap eclectic Jesse James Beads around a bangle cuff to create a highly textured jewelry piece that is sure to turn heads!

Friday 4:15pm

Saturday 10:15am

Sunday 1:00pm

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