Create gorgeous jewelry at Interweave’s Bead Fest Tacoma!

Explore A New Art Form This October!

If you’ve been thinking about diving into a new creative outlet and don’t want to wait for the New Year to roll around, Interweave has the perfect opportunity for you this October 26-29 in Tacoma, WA!

Bead Fest Tacoma is an all-inclusive jewelry art experience for enthusiasts of every skillset, technique interest and budget. If you love jewelry, unearthing new inspiration, meeting new friends and shopping, you’ll feel right at home! And best of all, it’s brought to you by Interweave—your reliable source for creative education.

But you don’t have to take it from us! Read up on why Tammy Honaman, one of Interweave’s Bead Fest Founders, Editor and Web Producer has to say:

“Go to Bead Fest and be inspired. I always say I love to go to the show because these are my people—these are the people who get that you love a messy table, that you love to have all your stuff piled in front of you and that you love to be able to design at your own pace.” – Tammy Honaman


Learn to crochet in a new way with Candice Sexton at Bead Fest Tacoma! Bead Crochet is an intricate technique that can add stunning patterns and depth to a piece of jewelry. If you’re ready to trade in your yarn ball for some beads this fall, you NEED a seat in these workshops!

Beginner Bead Crochet | Candice Sexton
Ombre Single Stitch Bead Crochet Bracelet | Candice Sexton (featured above)

Maybe you’re searching for a jewelry technique that’s entirely different than anything you’ve ever attempted. If that’s the case, you’ll love exploring a range of hands-on workshops covering mixed media, metalsmithing, soldering, wire work, enameling, anodizing and more! Discover a few of our top beginner workshop picks below!

Rebel Wrap | Shae Wilhite | Stamping & Leatherwork

Squiggles and Streamers | Marti Brown | Anodizing & Niobium

Riveting Enamels | Kieu Pham Gray | Enameling & Metalsmithing


Another thing we love about Bead Fest Tacoma—there’s SO much more to do beyond the classroom. Discover all the tools, gemstones, beads, findings and materials you’ll ever need for your new obsession on the Expo Floor, featuring artisans and exhibitors with unique aesthetics.You can even sample a variety of jewelry techniques in the Inspiration Playground with easy and breezy Make & Take projects—they’re just $5 each!

Are you ready to create with us? If the answer is YES, register for your top workshop picks NOW, and start planning your Bead Fest Tacoma getaway!


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