• Make your creative goals a reality!

    Make your creative goals a reality!


    Enjoy hands-on Workshops in a variety of techniques, learning opportunities for every budget, an Expo filled with tons of jewelry art goods and an encouraging atmosphere that is perfect for creating.
    Start customizing your Bead Fest Santa Fe experience now!

    A Jewelry Arts Experience
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  • Registration

    Looking to add a new workshop?
    Online workshop registration is now closed, but you can still register for new workshops starting Thursday, March 23 at 7:30AM at the registration desk located in the Community Convention Center. Questions? Contact student registration onsite via email here.

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  • Make & Takes and Demos

    Bead Fest Santa Fe’s Expo is more than a shop-til-you-drop good time, but did you know there’s more to the Expo than shopping? Create new jewelry and valuable skills right on the Expo floor! For our Expo attendees who want to learn, but don’t have time for a workshop, these opportunities are calling your name!

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  • $35 Workshops

    Want to create ultra-stylish pieces, without breaking the bank?
    Candie Cooper can transform even the most unexpected findings into stunning pieces of wearable art. Her workshops will leave you feeling inspired, full of energy and ready to continue on with your new technique! Enroll onsite at the registration desk in the lobby.

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  • Shop The Expo

    Jewelry artists—your shopping paradise is a reality at Bead Fest Santa Fe’s Expo! Top exhibitors from across the globe are offering up one-of-a-kind materials, tools, finished pieces and plenty of inspiration. The excitement begins the moment you reserve your Event Expo Pass. Get yours now! Or shop for FREE when you register for a workshop.

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  • Explore Santa Fe

    Destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Breathtaking natural wonders. History-rich art exhibitions. Interactive activities for the whole family. You can discover all of this and much more during your trek through Santa Fe. Explore our complete list of must-sees while visiting this uniquely inspiring city.

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2017 Sponsors

Bollywood Beads
The Urban Beader
Santa Fe Jewelers Supply


  • "Bead Fest Santa Fe was educational, excitingly inspirational, and very informative in every discipline of bead work and jewelry making!" — Santa Fe 2015 Attendee
  • "I loved that it was in Santa Fe because it was such an interesting place to be creative!" — Santa Fe 2015 Attendee
  • "Comfortable learning atmosphere combined with the inspiring artistic city of Santa Fe, all centrally located." — Santa Fe 2015 Attendee
  • "It is always nice to meet new people exchange artist ideas and of course experience the art world of Santa Fe and the history that makes that area so wonderful." — Santa Fe 2015 Attendee
  • "Great shopping and learning opportunities in a beautiful and artsy community!" — Santa Fe 2015 Attendee
  • "I appreciate the opportunity you provide to learn from experts in their fields and enabling me to expand my skills base and knowledge. I value the time to learn hands on and face to face with the instructors." — Santa Fe 2015 Attendee