• Jewelry arts, beads & beyond

    Jewelry arts, beads & beyond

    Workshops August 16-20, 2017
    Expo August 18-20, 2017

    Oaks, PA | Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

    Customize your experience at the East Coast’s largest jewelry event! We have workshops suited for your budget and skill set, an impressive lineup of exhibitors and artisans, hands-on activities and more—all in a friendly and inspirational environment!

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  • Register Now

    Did you hear? Workshop registration is open! Whether you’re a pro jewelry artist ready to try a new technique or a creative newcomer, Bead Fest Philadelphia has the perfect workshops to suit your needs.

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  • Explore The Expo

    Top exhibitors have lined up to join us at Bead Fest Philadelphia this August! Browse the big names you’ll be able to shop and connect with. View the full exhibitor list today!

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  • Get Inspired

    Explore the Beadalon Inspiration Playground and create $5 Make & Take jewelry art while you enjoy one-on-one instruction! After you purchase your Event Expo Pass you can choose your project.

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    Our must-read Bead Fest Philadelphia updates are just a newsletter away! Sign up now to get the scoop on the latest event news, special discounts, newly added workshops, offers, and more!

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2017 Sponsors

Bollywood Beads
UB Logo
Micro Tools
Wire Jewelry
Dakota Stones No Border
Pj Tool Impress Art Logo


  • "The workshops were amazing and the Expo blew my mind—it was the shiniest place I've ever been!"
    — Workshop & Expo Attendee
  • "The comradery among students and instructors, sharing and gaining knowledge, some of the vendors at the Expo, the wonderful atmosphere... I loved it all!"
    — Workshop & Expo Attendee
  • "I loved it all! The instructors, meeting fellow jewelry enthusiasts, and making beautiful jewelry."
    — Workshop Attendee
  • "Meeting exhibitors and seeing their new products/patterns. I also had a great time socializing with my friends in the beading community."
    — Expo Attendee
  • "The workshops, learning new techniques, and finding new products and beads that I would not have encountered otherwise!"
    — Workshop & Expo Attendee
  • "I learned some great new things and some new approaches to things I already knew the basics about. And it was a wonderful opportunity to shop for products I would not buy online, namely gemstones and semi-precious stones."
    — Workshop & Expo Attendee