Bead Fest is back for its 22nd year as the headlining event of Maker Festivals PA. We are excited to once again be bringing our fiber artists, students, and vendors to join!  

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Prices below reflect the Early Bird Discount pricing.  No coupon code needed!

Name Time Price Class Preview More Info
Build and Use Your Own Blending Board9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Build and Use Your Own Blending Board
German Short Rows9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00German Short Rows
Multiple Effects From a Hand Painted Roving9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Multiple Effects From a Hand Painted Roving
Sensational Socks - Bottom-Up, Knit as You Go9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Sensational Socks - Bottom-Up, Knit as You Go
Knit a Stranded Colorwork Cuff9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Knit a Stranded Colorwork Cuff
Cascades9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$130.00Cascades
Bezel Setting Without Soldering9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$135.00Bezel Setting Without Soldering
Whimsy Bracelet - Intro to Basic Soldering9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$135.00Whimsy Bracelet - Intro to Basic Soldering
The Fundamentals of Orenburg Knitted Lace9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00The Fundamentals of Orenburg Knitted Lace
Golden Fold Ring9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$250.00Golden Fold Ring
Waterfall Necklace (TWO DAYS)9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$445.00Waterfall Necklace (TWO DAYS)
Dragon Guardian Necklace12:00 PM - 4:00 PM$130.00Dragon Guardian Necklace
Flick It and Spin It (From the Fold)1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Flick It and Spin It (From the Fold)
Whakairo Wonders in Knitting – Blending Māori Inspirations with Japanese Lace Techniques1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Whakairo Wonders in Knitting –  Blending Māori Inspirations with Japanese Lace Techniques
Beginning Brioche1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Beginning Brioche
Learn Duplicate Stitch & Design Your Own Motif1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Learn Duplicate Stitch & Design Your Own Motif
Crocheted Lace1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Crocheted Lace
Beginning Spinning on a Drop Spindle1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Beginning Spinning on a Drop Spindle
Silver Illuminations2:00 PM - 5:00 PM$130.00Silver Illuminations
Delicate Ring2:00 PM - 5:00 PM$130.00Delicate Ring
Serenity Stone2:00 PM - 5:00 PM$125.00Serenity Stone
Trio Treasure Bracelet5:00 PM - 9:00 PM$130.00Trio Treasure Bracelet
Copper Playshop6:00 PM - 9:00 PM$125.00Copper Playshop
Botanical Bronze Pendant6:00 PM - 9:00 PM$130.00Botanical Bronze Pendant
Enamel Foil6:00 PM - 9:00 PM$130.00Enamel Foil
Blooming Gem Pendant6:00 PM - 9:00 PM$130.00Blooming Gem Pendant
Baroque Bars Bracelet6:00 PM - 9:00 PM$125.00Baroque Bars Bracelet
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Intersections8:00 AM - 11:00 AM$130.00Intersections
Beginning Intarsia9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Beginning Intarsia
Let's Knit Shawls! 5 Basic Shapes9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Let's Knit Shawls! 5 Basic Shapes
Altering Knit and Crochet Patterns for Size, Gauge, or Style9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Altering Knit and Crochet Patterns for Size, Gauge, or Style
Filigree Earrings9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$130.00Filigree Earrings
Silk Brio Knotted Necklace9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Silk Brio Knotted Necklace
Pattern Band Bracelet9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$130.00Pattern Band Bracelet
Planktonic9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$130.00Planktonic
Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving
Sea Surf Ring9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$250.00Sea Surf Ring
Angora: Journey Down the Rabbit Hole9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Angora: Journey Down the Rabbit Hole
Intarsia Lace Design Strategies9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Intarsia Lace Design Strategies
Shawl Magic - ABCs of Shawl Construction9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Shawl Magic - ABCs of Shawl Construction
Drilling Beach Glass12:30 PM - 3:30 PM$130.00Drilling Beach Glass
How to Use Ravelry Like a Pro1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00How to Use Ravelry Like a Pro
Button Up!1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$130.00Button Up!
Needle Felt a Dragon Hatchling1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Needle Felt a Dragon Hatchling
All Buttoned Up1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00All Buttoned Up
Intermediate Brioche1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Intermediate Brioche
Visible Mending1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Visible Mending
Wiggly Bezel Pendant2:00 PM - 6:00 PM$130.00Wiggly Bezel Pendant
River Stones2:00 PM - 6:00 PM$130.00River Stones
Zoe's Kaleidoscope2:00 PM - 6:00 PM$130.00Zoe's Kaleidoscope
Bangin' Bangles2:00 PM - 6:00 PM$130.00Bangin' Bangles
I've Never Done This Before! Silver Metal Clay2:00 PM - 6:00 PM$130.00I've Never Done This Before! Silver Metal Clay
Cross Over Inlay5:00 PM - 9:00 PM$135.00Cross Over Inlay
Dragon Bracelet5:00 PM - 9:00 PM$130.00Dragon Bracelet
Fusion Ring6:00 PM - 9:00 PM$130.00Fusion Ring
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High Step8:00 AM - 3:30 PM$250.00High Step
Stone in Place Sand Casting8:00 AM - 3:30 PM$250.00Stone in Place Sand Casting
Elegant Bugle Lariat9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Elegant Bugle Lariat
Grafting With an Orenburg Twist and More!9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Grafting With an Orenburg Twist and More!
Tāniko Techniques in Knitting - Crafting Colorful Cowls9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Tāniko Techniques in Knitting - Crafting Colorful Cowls
Tapestry Crochet Fundamentals9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Tapestry Crochet Fundamentals
Needle Felt a Knitting Gnome9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Needle Felt a Knitting Gnome
Bold Brilliant Braids: Latvian and Vikkel9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Bold Brilliant Braids: Latvian and Vikkel
Metal Clay Windowed Lentils9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Metal Clay Windowed Lentils
Reversible Cables9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Reversible Cables
Eye of the Ocean9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$130.00Eye of the Ocean
Abalone Wave9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$135.00Abalone Wave
Fancy Wire Ring9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$130.00Fancy Wire Ring
Passion of the Nile9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$130.00Passion of the Nile
Cotton Spinning Made Easy9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Cotton Spinning Made Easy
Absolutely Riveting Bracelet9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Absolutely Riveting Bracelet
Intro to Tapestry Weaving9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Intro to Tapestry Weaving
Hoop Hoop Hurray9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Hoop Hoop Hurray
Circular Shawl Secrets - Unlocking Circular Designs1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Circular Shawl Secrets - Unlocking Circular Designs
Needle Felt a Baby Penguin1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Needle Felt a Baby Penguin
When Knitting Goes Wrong: Fixing Mistakes1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00When Knitting Goes Wrong: Fixing Mistakes
Dimensional Stitches – Orenburg and Estonian Style1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Dimensional Stitches – Orenburg and Estonian Style
Metal Clay Spool Beads1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Metal Clay Spool Beads
Make Your Own Plarn & What to Use It For1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Make Your Own Plarn & What to Use It For
Mosaic Knitting1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Mosaic Knitting
Abyss2:00 PM - 5:00 PM$125.00Abyss
Teardrop Pendant2:00 PM - 6:00 PM$130.00Teardrop Pendant
Colorful Metal Clay2:00 PM - 6:00 PM$135.00Colorful Metal Clay
Elegant Evening2:00 PM - 6:00 PM$130.00Elegant Evening
Moonscape5:00 PM - 8:00 PM$130.00Moonscape
Rock Star Pendant5:00 PM - 8:00 PM$130.00Rock Star Pendant
Fusion Bracelet5:00 PM - 8:00 PM$125.00Fusion Bracelet
Name Time Price Class Preview More Info
Fusion Shield8:00 AM - 12:00 PM$130.00Fusion Shield
Introduction to Metal Clay9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$130.00Introduction to Metal Clay
LeLinda9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00LeLinda
Duplicate Stitching9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Duplicate Stitching
Amigurumi Made Easy9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Amigurumi Made Easy
Punch & Paint - Painting with Yarn9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Punch & Paint - Painting with Yarn
Intro to Entrelac9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Intro to Entrelac
Make Your Project Shine: Knitting With Beads9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Make Your Project Shine: Knitting With Beads
Arrondi Earrings9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$130.00Arrondi Earrings
Introduction to Chainmaille9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125.00Introduction to Chainmaille
Shell Belle9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$130.00Shell Belle
Fragile Captures9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Fragile Captures
Bejeweled Wire-Wrapped Bracelet9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Bejeweled Wire-Wrapped Bracelet
Intro to Spinning: Spindles and Wheels9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Intro to Spinning: Spindles and Wheels
The Language of Lace9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00The Language of Lace
Stone Cold Love9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$245.00Stone Cold Love
Gold Set Sand Cast Rings9:00 AM - 4:30 PM$250.00Gold Set Sand Cast Rings
Simple Scenery1:00 PM - 5:00 PM$130.00Simple Scenery
Copper Chaos Necklace1:00 PM - 5:00 PM$130.00Copper Chaos Necklace
Fixer Upper: Making Problem Knits Wearable1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Fixer Upper: Making Problem Knits Wearable
Swing Set Earrings1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$130.00Swing Set Earrings
Say It in Crochet or Knitting - Learning to Make Your Own Graphgans/Charts1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Say It in Crochet or Knitting - Learning to Make Your Own Graphgans/Charts
Knitting Horizontal Cables in the Round1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Knitting Horizontal Cables in the Round
Basic Cables1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Basic Cables
Knitting with Beads1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Knitting with Beads
Riding the Wave1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Riding the Wave
Lace Chart Lore - Reading and Mastering1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$125.00Lace Chart Lore - Reading and Mastering
Simply Fancy Ring1:30 PM - 4:30 PM$130.00Simply Fancy Ring