14th Annual Puget Sound Bead Festival to be held July 10th - 12th, 2009 in Tacoma, WA

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The Puget Sound Bead Festival will be held July 10 - 12 at the Murano Hotel's Bicentennial Pavilion, 1320 Broadway, in Tacoma, WA. This annual event features jewelry making classes, workshops, and over 75 vendors and artists from across the country.

Announcing the fourteenth annual Puget Sound Bead Festival, Fri - Sun July 10th - 12th 2009, located in the Murano Hotel's Bicentennial Pavilion at 1320 Broadway in Tacoma, WA. The festival includes over 75 vendors, artists, bead merchants and artisans from across the country, bringing beads from all around the world. Beads made from glass, clay, semi-precious stones, silver, wood, and polymer. Beads range from hundreds of years old to contemporary one of a kind glass beads made by local artists.

The festival also features over 100 classes in every kind of jewelry making including a Business Class teaching you how to sell your jewelry, a very popular option in this economy. All workshops are taught by nationally known instructors on glass bead making, seedbeading, wire working, contemporary jewelry design and marketing.

For the first time ever, Thursday night we are featuring a special Show Preview where registered students can shop with exhibitors Thursday from 5-8pm, before the show opens to the public. There is also the very popular Teacher's Showcase on Thursday the 9th from 7:30-9:30pm, where attendees can meet our fabulous instructors and sign up for workshops or buy workshop kits, as well as enter to win fabulous door prize drawings, get books signed, and mingle with these bead industry "rock stars". All Thursday night events are free for registered students, or a Thursday Night Pass (which includes admission to the show all weekend) will be available for $15. Join us for this first-time kick-off to a great weekend of beading.

The Bead Factory hosts their popular Saturday Night Bead Party on the 11th with demos as well as the use of our tool kits and classrooms to work with new beads. Space for this event is limited and pre-registration is required

Show Hours are 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. $7 admission is good for all three days. For more information, please contact The Bead Factory, (253)-572-5529 ext. 3 or 1-888-500-BEAD, fax (253) 383-9701, email info(at)TheBeadFactory(dot)com, or on the web at http://www.PugetSoundBeadFestival.com

Viki Lareau
3019 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406


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