The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Hall A

100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

This year we have updated our workshop lengths to better meet the needs of the workshop and you. You will find quick 90-minute & 2-hour workshops, a longer 4-hour workshop, and our standard 3-hour, 6-hour and 2-day workshops.
Don't be confused by this however, you will find the workshop schedule by day below to visualize the class offerings.
Wednesday, August 20 Thursday, August 21 Friday, August 22 Saturday, August 23 Sunday, August 24


Philadelphia Workshops are available for review and online registration.
Simply click the "View & Register Now" button to start the process.

2014 Philadelphia Workshops

Materials Lists

Click on the instructor name to download a PDF of their materials lists for all their workshops for Bead Fest Philadelphia

Margaret Aden Sulie Girardi Phyllis Martin Rennie Hannah Rosner
Meredith Arnold Monica Han Debora Mauser Richard Salley
Marcia Balonis Donna McClaren Julie Sanford
Linda Best Shaen Diane Hertzler Anne Mitchell Anne Sanicola
Ed and Martha Biggar Mary Hettmansperger Roxan O'Brien Debra Saucier
Francie Broadie Cindy Holsclaw Janet Palumbo
Marti Brown Carole Horn Sunyoung Park Cooky Schock
Melissa Kay-Steves Nealay Patel Brenda Schweder
Genea Crivello-Knable Adele Kimpell Glenda Paunonen Eva Sherman
Gail Crosman Moore Annette Kinslow Kieu Pham Gray Staci Smith
Linda Darty Cristie Prince Kim St. Jean
Jennifer Davies-Reazor Linda Landy Renee Prioleau Ellis Taylor
Robin Delyea Alison Lee Kate Richbourg Susan Thomas
Diane Dennis Susan Lenart Kazmer Maria Richmond Jackie Truty
Helen Driggs Melody MacDuffee Sue Ripsch Franchezka Westwood
Pat Evans Stephanie Maddalena Kathleen Robinson-Young Jill Wiseman
Teresa Frankenstein      
Richmond ,M_Zip It Up _size1    Zip It Up Pendant
Thursday, August 21, 2014
  Maria Richmond   
Time: 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Level: All Levels
Technique: Mixed Materials & Wire Work
You'll be quite surprised at how fast this funky pendant works up. Use repurposed zippers wire-wrapped to 16 gauge wire to add texture and interest. Once you've wrapped it, you can finish it with the spirals of your choice.


Pham Gray ,K_Enamel Channel _size    The Enamel Channel
Friday, August 22, 2014
  Kieu Pham Gray
Time: 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Level: Beginner
Technique: Assembly & Enameling
Learn to make earrings and rings using cold connection and enameling techniques. There will also be enough material for a pendant. Additional materials and tools maybe purchased from instructor.


Jesse James -Feeling Knotty 2_size3    Feeling Knotty
Saturday, August 23, 2014
  Candice Cooper
Time: 12:30 PM- 1:15 PM
Level: Beginner
Technique: Wire Work & Bead Crochet 
Learn how to create a dynamic wearable in this class that teaches bead crochet, a fun and easy (and super trendy!) skill.  The necklace you will make uses beautiful and sturdy metallic-colored Elasticity Cord from Beadalon and your choice of gorgeous Jesse James Beads.  You will learn how to crochet with beads to make a necklace that easily converts into a bracelet.  Choose your favorite Jesse James Beads colors and get ready to go wild!  This project is a blast to make and the skill is quick to learn.  Join in on the knotty fun!


Rosner HSoutache Pendant 1_size1    Soutache Filigree Pendant
Sunday, August 24, 2014
  Hannah Rosner
Time: 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Bead Embroidery & Bead Weaving
Learn how to create an extra textural element in your bead embroidery by adding soutache ribbon to your piece. Add beaded fringe for a truly magnificent statement piece. Previous soutache bead embroidery is not necessary for this piece, but students should be comfortable with peyote stitch and setting a rivoli in beadwork.



If a workshop is canceled by the instructor or by Bead Fest Philadelphia a full refund will be given to the registered students, or the registered student may change into another workshop for no additional fee - we will apply full value of the canceled classand the student will pay or be refunded the difference.

Workshop Changes:

Registrants may change a workshop through end of day Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
A $25 per workshop change fee will be assessed.  Workshops are non-transferable between Events.
To change a workshop email Workshop Registration or call (215) 510-2864.

Registrants understand that workshop skill level and prerequisites are listed for each workshop. No refunds or changes will be made to registrants for any reason related to skill level or prerequisites.


If you cancel your workshop registration by the end of day Wednesday, July 2, 2014: You will be refunded 100% of workshop cost, minus $35.00 per workshop.
From July 3rd until the event, there is a 0% refund for workshop fees and kits will not be mailed or refunded for canceling/changing the workshop.

No changes can be made after Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 17, 2014.