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Candy Cane Charm Necklace

Way up high in the Christmas tree, I saw one candy cane looking at me. Boy do we have a delicious necklace for you. Kristen cooked up a simple and stunning design. This yummy beauty is perfect for an elegant dinner or an ugly sweater party at the office. Play with the colors to fit your style. You can even change up the color scheme and make this a year ‘round necklace. Make sure you chec…

4 Homemade Holiday Ornament Ideas with Beading Wire

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The days are full of sweet moments. There is urgency and shopping. Friendships are easier and we are kinder toward strangers. There is a bigger sense of community at the end of the year. We have all made it through another year and can enjoy family and a little down time.I find myself full of creativity this time of the year. Personal decorations are…

6 Easy Holiday Ornament Ideas With Craft Wire

The Christmas tree is up. The lights are blinking festively. The house is heavy with the smell of spiced cider and there is a trace of smoke from the fireplace dancing in the air. It is the holiday season. Whether you are celebrating the Miracle of the Oil, the Birth of the Savior, or just loving the spirit of giving and dedication – it is a time for reflection and love. It is also a great…

Weekly Video Recap: Holiday Fashion, Components, And SilverSilk

Another wonderful week has passed. You will not want to miss these exciting jewelry making videos. Kristen kicked off the week with an episode of Free Spirit Beading. She showed us how to make connectors with Soft Flex beading wire. We watched Nealay Patel create an elegant bracelet during his Tuesday Tut video. Sara designed some lovely holiday jewelry during her live Fusion Bead…

3 Jewelry Project Ideas Featuring Components

Don’t over look your  components. Crimps and clasps are needed to finish your designs. But they do not have to be simple and easy to miss. A beautiful clasp will make a design stunning. Your wonderfully finished crimps can be shown and not concealed away. Your  ear wires and head pins can add to the design aesthetic and not detract from it. Get creative. Check o…

How To Make Earrings Using The Soft Flex Connector Technique

It is easy to create a connector with Soft Flex Beading Wire. You may use Craft Wire or a metal connector for earring designs. We think using Soft Flex is even better. You have the option of working with color when using beading wire. You also have a flexibility that Craft Wire does not have. Soft Flex is very strong. Your earrings will be incredibly durable. Creating a connector is…