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

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      
Salley ,r _3Rings 3_size2    The 3-Ring Circus
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  Richard Salley 
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Drilling, Enameling & Design
Richard Salley and Jessica Jordan team up to bring you an intensive 3-day workshop that focuses entirely on the process of ring making. In this series of workshops you will learn how to make Spinner Rings, a Bezel Set Cabochon Ring and an enamel ring with Tube Set CZ. Whether this will be your first foray into ring making or you want to expand your ring making knowledge, you will leave the workshop with newly acquired skills that will launch you into a new level of jewelry making.


Mauser ,debora _Viking Knit With Enamel Beads _2._size    Viking Knit with Enamel Beads
Thursday, August 21, 2014
  Debora Mauser
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Level: All Levels
Technique: Enameling & Wire Work
Combine the age old technique of Viking knit with the modern technique of immersion enameling to form a fun and fanciful bracelet. During half the class we will work on our Viking knit using fine gauge copper wire and then later we will play with beads with small and large holes and add color through the process of immersion enameling known as Painting with Fire using the patented Bead Pulling Station. Depending on each students speed it is possible that we will finish the bracelet. The teacher will demonstrate construction of all components.


Jesse James -Chic And Stylish 1_size    Chic and Stylish Tortise Chain Necklace
Friday, August 22, 2014
  Candice Cooper with Jesse James Beads
Time: 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Level: Beginner
Technique: Wire Wrapping & Crimping
Create something truly unique using unusually eclectic materials! Chain is so hot right now, and tortoise resin really takes the cake. A strand of Jesse James Beads will serve as the focal element and student will learn a fun trick of how to make seed bead wire guardians to connect the focal to the chain, as well as crimping and using jump rings. This project is unique, sparkly and an instant conversation piece. Get inspired by the way unconventional materials take a piece to new heights with our Chic and Stylish Tortoise Chain Necklace! Sparkle on soul sisters!


Prioleau ,R_Vintage Jewels 1_size    Downton Abbey Jewels
Saturday, August 23, 2014
  Renee Prioleau
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Level: All Levels
Technique: Bead Stringing & Knotting
Loving that Vintage Necklace... This workshop will give students an opportunity to design and create a unique one of a kind necklace with beads, chain, findings, and unique jewelry components that are inspired by the Victorian era. Students will learn how to combine beading technique with color and design principles to create a beautiful multi-strand necklace. This class is a wonderful opportunity to explore one's creativity and develop unique design skills. This workshop is suitable for all levels.



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.