Playful Delica Seed Bead Projects And Kitschy Styles

We let our playful side take over this week. Did you join the fun? Learn how to make kitschy jewelry inspired by creative crafter Jennifer Perkins. Jennifer's bold style is so bright and cheerful! We threw a beading party with Danielle Wickes and she showed us how to have fun with seed beads. If you love delightful designs, you are going to want to see the mix of marvelous jewelry videos our friends filmed. Check out the week in jewelry making and embrace your unique whimsical style.

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Kristen painted wooden beads and a pendant, with Jennifer Perkins, when she went to Craftcation. Kristen loved the funky kitschy aesthetic and wanted to share her designs and make jewelry on her weekly episode of Free Spirit Beading. If you love fun designs that are loaded with joyful energy, you do want to miss this tutorial! Sara invited Danielle Wickes, of Danielle Wickes Jewelry and John Bead, to a seed bead beading party. They made cute jewelry pieces that are perfect for Halloween or Christmas gift giving ideas. 

Around the web,  Allegory Gallery showed us how to make a Southwestern style bracelet. Colorful creative Marcie Creates showed us how to make a necklace with a polymer clay bead and mystical purple Soft Flex wire. Rosanna Brafford made a radiant Celtic bracelet that looks sophisticated and wonderful. Jenifer Miller celebrated Christmas in July with a kit you can buy from Danielle Wickes Etsy Shop. Finally, Beki Foster gave us a demonstration on how to make earrings with the Moroccan Bazaar Design Kit (Sold Out).

Jewelry Making Videos

Playful Delica Seed Bead Projects And Kitschy Styles Collage

DIY Kitschy Painted Pendant Necklace Inspired By Jennifer Perkins

Free Spirit Beading was full of fun filled jewelry ideas this week. Jennifer Perkins. Jennifer is a crafty momma and creative bee. She is a published author and has hosted craft shows on HGTV and other networks. Jennifer was a guest at The Great Bead Extravaganza in July. Kristen was excited to meet in person and this episode of Free Spirit was Kristen's chance to show off the fun designs she made. Kristen did not have a plan as this episode started, but a jewelry project quickly came together. She made an eclectic and kitschy necklace. After the video, check out the matching pair of earrings Kristen made on our Instagram reels.

Kitschy Painted Pendant Necklace by Kristen Fagan

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter
4mm Fire Polish Czech Glass Beads
Turquoise Turbine Czech Glass Beads
Melon Drop Czech Glass Beads
Striped Bamboo Beads
Mixed Bead Strand, Moroccan
Wood Pendant and Focal Bead
2x2mm Crimp Tubes
Crimping Pliers

Kitschy Painted Pendant Necklace & Earrings by Kristen Fagan

Live Beading Party With Danielle Wickes Of John Bead - Delica Seed Bead Projects

We love a fun beading party! This week, we invited Danielle Wickes, of Danielle Wickes Jewelry and John Bead, to show us how to make playful jewelry designs with beading thread and seed beads. If this is a new beading technique to you, you can find all of the supplies you need on our site. We also have the patterns for the designs below.

Double Peyote Stitch Seed Bead Earrings by Danielle Wickes

Jewelry Making Supplies:

11/0 Assorted Color Miyuki Delica Seed Beads
Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread
10/12 Size Gold Eye Beading Needles
Beadwork Findings

Double Peyote Stitch Seed Bead Earrings by Sara Oehler

Sara does not typically work with seed beads so this was a fun way to challenge herself. We think she did an amazing job! If she can do it, so can you!

Double Peyote Stitch Patterns by Danielle Wickes

If you make any of these cute beaded designs, we would love to see your work! Make sure you post your little owls on our VIB group. If you are not part of the group, join today! Our community is loaded with friendly creative souls that enjoy creating jewelry and beaded art and sharing their knowledge.

Double Peyote Stitch Patterns by Danielle Wickes

Art Glass For Sale! Our First Bead Auction On Whatnot!

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Check us out at  Whatnot! This week, we are hosting our first ever auction! We are auctioning stunning artisan glass beads. This is an amazing chance to bid on gallery quality pieces at thrift store prices! We are starting the bids at rock bottom rates. This is only our second week at Whatnot, so our community is not large. Bidders are only bidding against a small group of people - every bid matters since there is not a huge crowd to dilute the deals. Come join the fun!

Aside from the auction, you might win a giveaway if you are a live viewer. And all of our Whatnot inventory is discounted - for live shows only. Hurry! Every item on the show has been rounded down, since Whatnot does not like decimal points - this means you can find a discounted price on a bundle or item that is already on sale on our site.

Don't miss out!

Allegory Gallery: Southwest Bracelet Tutorial Featuring Jenn Tuschong

Marcie Creates: Soft Flex Necklace With A Gorgeous Polymer Clay Focal

Rosanna Brafford: How To Make A Celtic Red Bracelet With Soft Flex Wire

Jenifer Miller: Making A Necklace With Danielle Wickes Christmas In July Kit

Beki Foster: 2 Easy Bracelet Designs With The Moroccan Bazaar Kit

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