The Great Bead Extravaganza Midsummer Market 2022

The Great Bead Extravaganza Midsummer Market 2022

Did you join us during the Great Bead Extravaganza? Participating in a big bead show has never been easier! The Midsummer Market theme of the latest show is an homage to Bead and Button. Bead and Button was one of the biggest bead shows in the world. Downtown Milwaukee turned into a beaders paradise in each year. Thousands of beaders, hobbyists, and crafters converged on the city t…
Peyote Stitch Beading Party And The World's Biggest Virtual Bead Show

Peyote Stitch Beading Party And The World's Biggest Virtual Bead Show

It has been a crazy week! Midsummer Market 2022 is here and we are busy adding new items to our online catalog. Make sure you check out the world's biggest online beading event this weekend! If you catch the jewelry demonstrations and presentations live, you can be sure to find some amazing deals and possibly win big prizes! Also, check out the videos in our recap. We learned how to…
TGBE Trendsetter - DIY Jewelry Making Ideas Using Seed Beads

TGBE Trendsetter - DIY Jewelry Making Ideas Using Seed Beads

Follow the trendsetters at  The Great Bead Extravaganza. Explore the amazing world of seed beads. Seed beads are incredibly diverse and full of character. They come in a stellar selection of colors, shapes and sizes. They are fantastic for bead stringing and crafts. They are perfect by themselves or as spacers between bigger beads. They are wonderful for beaded lace a…
TGBE Trendsetter - DIY Jewelry Making Ideas Using Pearls

TGBE Trendsetter - DIY Jewelry Making Ideas Using Pearls

The wonderful folks at the Great Bead Extravaganza are trendsetters and artisan jewelry designers. Join the Facebook group and follow along! Each month, the group is exploring the latest in jewelry fashion and craft. Want to know what the next craze is before it goes viral? We have some thoughts and ideas. Always in be in vogue with your handcrafted necklaces. Make jewelry that is classic and o…
Handmade Summer Jewelry - Sunny Style And Beach Bling!

Handmade Summer Jewelry - Sunny Style And Beach Bling!

What a wonderful week of color! We have so many great free crafting ideas for you. Summer is in full swing and we are  making jewelry to celebrate! We have the vibrant pop of rainbow jewelry. We have beach jewelry that is sure to be a tidal splash. And if the summer zing ain't your thing, we have colorful earrings and pendants that are not season specific. You are sure to find…
TGBE Trendsetter - DIY Jewelry Making Ideas Using Metal Components

TGBE Trendsetter - DIY Jewelry Making Ideas Using Metal Components

Metal components can be easy to overlook when making a bracelet or a beautiful necklace. Sometimes we get so focused on the beads and shaping our patterns and colors in pleasing designs that we finish our jewelry with a basic cone or clasp. Today, we are going to look at ways to make your next jewelry piece a masterpiece. Use metal components with character and artisan style. These findings don't…