Philadelphia, PA

Inspiration Playground 

Make-It Take-It Projects

New inspiration begins here! Join us in the Inspiration Playground, located in the center of the Expo Hall. This interactive DIY space will fuel your creativity while offering one-on-one instruction, loads of information and a finished project! 


Sign up at the Registration Desk in the lobby August 14-18. Space is limited.

$5 Make-It Take-It  |  30 minutes

Playground A

Sliding Knot Braided Wire Bracelet
Use Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire and Poly Braided Cord to make this cute, stackable bracelet. You’ll use the Acrylic Tying Station in a new way, and also learn a new way to incorporate cord end findings into your design. Students will also add beads and charms to make a one of a kind piece of jewelry!

Friday 10:15am | 11:30am | 1:00pm

Dangle Earrings from Scratch

Use a slew of Beadalon and Artistic Wire tools to learn basic wire-working techniques and turn 20 gauge Artistic Wire into earwires and components for one-of-a-kind earrings. Students will have the opportunity to use the Round Earring Artistic Wire Findings Form, Ring Mandrel, Battery Operated Bead Reamer with Wire Rounder Burr Attachments, Bench Block, Nylon Hammer, Memory Wire Bending Pliers and more! Add Jessie James Beads to match any outfit or mood!

Saturday 10:15am | 11:30am | 1:00pm


$5 Make-It Take-It  |  30 minutes

Playground B

ICE Resin® Jewelry Wire Swirl Pendant

Make a unique pendant and learn to mix ICE Resin® like a pro in this fun class. We will use a Luminous Layer Sheet inside a Rune Bezel for a mysterious shimmer. Next , we will incorporate Jewelry Wires for the swirl and top it off with ICE Resin®.

Friday 1:00pm | 2:00pm

ICE Resin® Opal Magic Pendant
New to ICE Resin®? Have a seat… during this exciting hands-on learning experience, you’ll see how easy it is to use ICE Resin®, ICE Resin® Opals, & a Rune Bezel to make a mesmerizing pendant.

Saturday 1:00pm | 2:00pm

ICE Resin® Clay Foliage Pendant

Make an eye-catching pendant and see how easy it is to work with QuickCure Clay! We will be using QuickCure Clay, ICE Resin® Tints, a Milan Bezel and Archival ink™ to make this luscious texturized pendant. QuickCure Clay literally cures in minutes, and you’ll learn how to cure & decorate it, and have a finished pendant in no time at all!

Sunday 10:15am | 11:30am


$5 Make-It Take-It  |  30 minutes

Playground B

Viburnum Leaf Pendant

Make this easy to wear and layer-able necklace in under half an hour! You will be working with a variety of curated Czech glass beads, nylon coated craft wire, and genuine leather cord. Cassandra will lead you through the process of fitting the beads properly onto your wire, shaping the pendant, and making a bohemian wrapped loop - perfect to hide any lack in wire-wrapping skills! You will walk away wearing your project at your preferred length and inspired to make more.

Saturday 11:30am

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