Joyous Jewelry Making! Craftcation, Kumihimo, Kits, TGBE & More!

We saw a little bit of everything this week. Kristen discussed her recent trip to Craftcation and showed us how to make an embroidered butterfly. Joyce showed us how to weather a metal blank and give it character. Rebecca Combs, of Design & Adorn, joined us for a beading party and showed us how to make a beaded kumhimo necklace. We checked out videos from our friends and watched them make jewelry with our Rainy Days Blues jewelry kit. And that is not all - Preview Night for the latest installement of The Great Bead Extravaganza is tonight! It is a great week for jewelry and handmade crafts. Check out the fun!

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The Great Bead Extravaganza Is Here!

TGBE Spring Fling 2024

Join Sara and Kristen for Spring Fling 2024. You can find our video on Facebook or YouTube.

Here is the calendar for The Great Bead Extravaganza (TGBE) Spring Fling 2024. TGBE is a free, virtual beading event with 13 presentations over the course of a weekend. The event happens on the TGBE Facebook page and is shared into the TGBE Facebook group.

There will be two special guests this show! Lisa Niven Kelly of Beaducation and Katie Hacker of Beads of Courage are joining us! We are so excited to introduce you to what each of us have planned at Preview Night, tonight (Friday April 19, 2024) at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.

Follow all of our presenters!

Candie Cooper
Jill MacKay
Soft Flex Company
Beads of Courage
The Bead Place
Green Girl Studios
Star's Beads / Beadorea
Christi Friesen Originals

Mini Seed Bead Flower Links & Butterfly Charm Necklace

Craftcation 2024 Recap & Beaded Embroidery Project

Beading Party With Rebecca Combs Of Design & Adorn: Eclipse Necklace Kit

The Stylish Maker: Rainy Day Blues Unboxing & Making A Necklace

Beki Foster: Rainy Day Blues Multi-Strand Bracelet & Cluster Earrings

Thunderhorse Descendant: Color Block Necklace With The Rainy Day Blues Kit

Melissa Jewelry Art: Flower Earrings With Ceramic Beads & Soft Flex Beading Wire

Rosanna Brafford: Making A Sea Glass Anklet With Soft Flex Wire

SilverSilk & More: Jewelry Making With SilverSilk Chain & Soft Flex Craft Wire

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