Weekly Video Recap: Beading Parties Online - Staying Social During COVID

Weekly Video Recap: Beading Parties Online - Staying Social During COVID

You know what we miss? Parties! And friends... And making jewelry with friends... But we are not letting COVID get us down. We have found ways to celebrate and enjoy hobby/crafts with friends, even as we stay socially distant. We are holding beading parties and inviting our friends and community members to join us. Galentine's Day is almost here. Join us for a beading party. Make a friends…
Pantone Color Of The Year 2021: Making Jewelry With Ultimate Gray And Illuminating Yellow

Pantone Color Of The Year 2021: Making Jewelry With Ultimate Gray And Illuminating Yellow

Pantone's Color of the Year is here! This time, we get two colors that pair well together - Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (yellow). This is not the first time Pantone has chosen two colors to represent the mood. 2016 was Serenity and Rose Quartz. But this pairing certainly is curious. The stark conformity of solemn gray is accented by the lively and jubilant yellow. It is truly a window into o…
Craft From Home With These DIY Valentine's Gift And Jewelry Making Ideas

Craft From Home With These DIY Valentine's Gift And Jewelry Making Ideas

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Stay safe at home and give your sweetheart a hand crafted gift they will love. Tell your true love that we are in this together! We have some flirty jewelry making ideas for you. These darling beading projects are super simple to make and your beloved will adore them. Let's sling Cupid's arrows and celebrate a day of secret admirers and choco…
18 Beading Designs For 4th Of July Jewelry

18 Beading Designs For 4th Of July Jewelry

In the USA, we are celebrating our most patriotic holiday this week. Independence Day is a holiday that is typically associated with the explosive flash and booming growls of fireworks painting the summer sky. It is a day to take a breathe and forget work. It is a day to gather with our fellow Americans and share a barbecue or picnic. It is a day of food and freedom. 2020 has been a little…
How to Make a Rainbow Wrap Around Knot Bracelet with Crystals

How to Make a Rainbow Wrap Around Knot Bracelet with Crystals

This week on Free Spirit Beading with Kristen Fagan, I show how to make a woven bracelet using rainbow colored crystal beads, Soft Touch™ and Soft Flex┬« beading wire on a Mini Macrame Board. This wrap knot technique can be adjusted for larger beads and thicker diameter beading wire if desired. I share a few similar tutorials with different materials at the bottom of this…
Weekly Video Recap: Learn How To Make Chainmail, Knot Bracelets, Illusion Jewelry, And More

Weekly Video Recap: Learn How To Make Chainmail, Knot Bracelets, Illusion Jewelry, And More

Can you believe it is already Easter weekend? This week, we spent our time in coronavirus quarantine, pursuing our favorite crafts and hobbies. We learned how to make chainmail and other exciting jewelry making techniques. We kept our minds busy on the things that mattered and did not dwell on the negativity. If you have a first responder or somebody working in an essential industry in your fam…