• Jewelry arts, beads & beyond

    Jewelry arts, beads & beyond

    Workshops October 26-29, 2017
    Expo October 27-29, 2017

    Tacoma, WA | Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

    Join like-minded indie makers in Tacoma, WA for a jewelry arts event filled with Pacific Northwest vibes. Whether you’re an advanced artist or a first-timer, you’ll find the perfect workshops to match your unique style and Expo treasures from around the world—all at easy-on-the-wallet prices.

    A Jewelry Arts Experience

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    Commit to Your Jewelry Arts Experience!
    Calling all Pacific Northwest jewelry artists and enthusiasts! This is your only chance to experience Bead Fest Tacoma in 2017. Seats are limited—register today!

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  • Get Inspired

    Shipwreck Beads is offering one-hour-or-less Make & Takes for just $5! Try out a new technique and create jewelry you love without breaking the bank. Sign up for your Make & Take today!

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  • Shop The Expo

    Shopping, Inspiration and Beyond!
    Explore 50+ exhibitors and artisans showcasing gemstones, beads, trinkets, tools, components, handmade pieces and more from all over the world.

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  • Beginner Workshops

    Fulfill your dreams of rocking boho-chic jewels without breaking the bank! Candie Cooper is bringing a fresh lineup of her beginner-friendly workshops to Bead Fest Tacoma—each for just $40!

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  • Explore Tacoma

    Explore the Pacific Northwest!
    Discover Tacoma’s beautiful landscape and vibrant art scene, or take a train ride to Seattle or Portland to experience all the Pacific Northwest has to offer!

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2017 Sponsors

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Wirejew Logo New
Bollywood Beads
Dakota Stones No Border 2


  • "It gave me a chance to see other artist's work and gain inspiration!"
    — Tacoma 2016 Attendee
  • "I loved being able to finish my projects in class, to have other options shown, and to be able to make these on my own after the Workshops."
    — Tacoma 2016 Attendee
  • "I was really excited for Bead Fest Tacoma since I live in the Seattle area!"
    — Tacoma 2016 Attendee
  • "Great atmosphere! I left the event so inspired to create again!"
    — Tacoma 2016 Attendee
  • "I really enjoyed getting immersed in my favorite craft with fellow artists."
    — Tacoma 2016 Attendee
  • "Very well organized event with a great selection of classes, instructors and vendors. The staff are always helpful and pleasant."
    — Tacoma 2016 Attendee