Join us for a local weekend retreat and come spread the joy of beading and creative arts with us!

Creative Workshops

Nationally recognized metalwork specialist, Kieu Pham Gray will be teaching this year plus make & takes and our popular speed beading workshops.  Let’s bead creative!

Star’s Beads is excited to bring you a bead and craft expo called Pop Up Washington, A Bead & Craft Social Marketplace, with a mission to spread the joy of jewelry and creative arts, in the Washington DC, metropolitan area. The show will be held September 23rd and 24th at the Vienna Moose Lodge. This is a perfect location with parking, food nearby and is located across from Nottoway Park near Nutley Street in Vienna, Virginia.

Have you wanted to try your hand at metal smithing? Your time is now! World renown metal artist Kieu Pham Gray is coming to teach us her secrets. You do not want to miss this opportunity! She will be teaching on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are limited seats so get signed up today at

Saturday we are offering “Speed Beading” workshops. These are quick one hour workshops to allow you to try your hand at several different craft techniques, all in a single day! There are some extremely talented instructor/artists that teach around the country but come from the local area so it is a great opportunity to meet them and get a taste of their style. SIGN UP NOW!!!

On Social Sunday, we will be offering open social tables so get your craft group organized and give yourselves a reason to get together! We will be hosting various social groups like Bead Therapy by the Northern Virginia Bead Society so come out meet new people, do some beadings, and get inspired with all the creativity in the room.   We are super excited to be joining with other local bead shops to bring you a fantastic bead experience not only at POP UP Washington: A Bead & Craft Social Marketplace but year round!

Bead & Craft Marketplace

All these great festivities will be alongside a fantastic shows worth of beads and crafts, ALL weekend long. There will be local artisans and outside vendors bringing a fantastic array of the best jewelry components in the world from sterling silver beads and findings, high quality gemstones, freshwater pearls, handmade beads, hand dyed silk scarfs and so much more!

Get the dates put in your calendar, you will not want to miss this event!  

See vendor and artist highlights on FACEBOOK or see the classes here.

Click here to see more class information!