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For over 20 years, Golden, Colorado's Bead Fest has been featuring homegrown jewelers and workshops. It is the nation's largest bead and jewelry show. There will also be a 20-year retrospective during reception, and a chance for jewelry enthusiasts to network. 

"Bead Fest has always been a welcome dose of community connection and inspiration. I look forward to seeing what my creative friends are making, and I love shopping for new supplies to infuse my own beading and jewelry-making projects. But this year, being thereto celebrate 20 years and share honors with all the award winners make this event even more special. I also look forward to giving back to the community through our sold-out Beading with the Stars event benefiting Beads of Courage, a non-profit Arts-in-Medicine program for children coping with serious illness,” said Katie Hacker, artist and Content Manager for Interweave.


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“This year really is shaping up to be our best year yet. There's no feeling like being part of something where you all belong. I remember the very first Bead Fest; when we threw open the doors, we were thrilled to see a line of people waiting to get in. I have the same feeling this year—I can't wait for everyone to come and experience this year’s 20 th -anniversary celebration. It will be so special to get together after our pandemic hiatus, with amazing classes, great shopping, and lots of catching up. From beginners looking to start their journey to veterans that have mastered multiple techniques, there's something for everyone at Bead Fest,” said Tamara Honaman, Bead Fest founder and Interweave's Director of Content at Golden Peak Media.

About Golden Peak

Fuel your creativity with our brands. Golden Peak Media is one of the largest media and education companies inspiring over 7.5 million Art and Craft enthusiasts in the U.S. each month with the best digital, video and print content. The company publishes daily newsletters, 5 community websites, 5,000 videos and 15,000 patterns in addition to its 12 magazines, which include Love of Quilting, Interweave Knits and Artists Magazine. Golden Peak Media also brings enthusiast communities together with industry-leading events like Bead Fest and Yarn Fest. More information can be found at

Information originally sourced from BusinessWire.