Learn How To Crochet With Craft Wire & TGBE Spring Fling 2023 Is Here!

The Great Bead Extravaganza Spring Fling 2023 is here! The world's largest virtual bead show is online this weekend. There will be free jewelry tutorials, big big sales, and divine artists sharing inspirational crafts. Make sure you reserve a little time for the beading celebration. Live shows during the event are amazing - meet your favorite jewelry designer and learn a new technique! Giveaways are usually a part of the fun, make sure you are around for the festivities!

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What an epic week! We kicked things off with an exciting beading party. Our free spirit beader, Kristen, joined Joyce Trowbridge of Just Bead It. The two designers taught us how to crochet with Soft Flex Craft Wire. They created beaded bracelets and necklaces that look gorgeous. We had a Live Sale on Facebook and we auctioned off beads from Mike Sherman's personal collection. Kristen and Sara headed off to Craftcation to take in the latest and greatest from the craft and creative industry.

But that ain't all!

Tonight is preview night for The Great Bead Extravaganza Spring Fling 2023. Make sure you stick around and see what is in store this weekend. We have an exciting guest presenter this time, Lisa Niven Kelly, founder and CEO of Beaducation! We have all of the details below. Don't miss the video from Kate Richbourg, of Beadshop.com, she interviews Lisa. Learn more about this exciting presenter!

Before the big beading show begins, check out Rosanna Brafford and learn how to make earrings using our Cherry Blossom Design Kit (Sold Out). Finally, Jenifer Miller shows us how to make a wire wrapped bracelet using Craft Wire and beads from Jesse James Beads.

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Live Beading Party With Joyce Trowbridge Of Just Bead It - Craft Wire Crochet Bracelet

This week on Free Spirit BeadingKristen threw a beading party with Joyce Trowbridge of Just Bead It. Joyce wanted to share her beaded crochet bracelet project. The two had a blast sharing quality time and making jewelry. If you would like the step by step instructions on how to make this gorgeous necklace, visit this link:

Flower Bouquet Crochet Bracelet

Kristen created this Crochet Beaded Necklace following Joyce's instructions.

Crochet Beaded Necklace by Kristen Fagan

Jewelry Making Supplies:

26ga Soft Flex Craft Wire
Crochet Hook
Beads from Just Bead It
Czech Glass Beads
Round Nose Pliers

Here are two color variations of the Crochet Beaded Bracelet that Joyce made.

Crochet Beaded Bracelet by Joyce Trowbridge

Crochet Beaded Bracelet by Joyce Trowbridge

The Great Bead Extravaganza Spring Fling 2023

The world's biggest virtual bead show is back! The  Great Bead Extravaganza Spring Fling is arriving this weekend (April 22-23, 2023)! Preview night is tonight, April 21th, at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.

Soft Flex Company presenters Sara Oehler and Kristen Fagan will be hosting our jewelry making demonstration on Saturday afternoon. They would love to have you visit the show.

Join the fun live and you will find exceptional sales and you may even win a big giveaway! All of the videos will be available for replay after the live event. If you miss a show, you can always revisit the fun, but you may miss the sales and prizes that are often offered during the live presentation.

Join the  Great Bead Extravaganza Facebook Group!

Click here for Sara and Kristen's show!

Beadshop: Meet TGBE Spring Fling 2023 Guest Lisa Niven Kelly Of Beaducation

Lisa Niven Kelly, founder and CEO of Beaducation joined Kate Richbourg, of Beadshop.com, for a half hour of fun conversation. Learn more about this exciting presenter before the big show begins! The two discussed crafts and inspiration and took questions from the live audience. Make sure you watch your favorite designers live this weekend. It is a great way to gather with a community of like minded folks and maybe even have your questions answered!

Rosanna Brafford: How To Make Dangling Blossom Earrings With The Cherry Blossom Kit

Jenifer Miller: How To Make A Wire Wrapped Bracelet With Craft Wire And Jesse James Beads

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Thomas Soles

Blog contributor Thomas Soles loves Jazz Age writers and crunchy french fries. His favorite gemstones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Freddie Mercury's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com