Valentine's Jewelry And A Global Galentine's Day Beading Party

Valentine's Day is almost here. Would you like gift giving ideas? We have you covered with great tutorials and jewelry projects! If Cupid's holiday is not your thing, join us for a Galentine's Day celebration. Galentine's is a party for your gal pals! Forget worrying about your sweetheart, let your best friends know how much you love them! Today is our Galentine's Day 5 Hour Bead Around the World Event, you can find our video below. Make sure you check out the blog next week for all of the finished designs and fun!

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We had a fantastic week. We threw beading zoom parties and celebrations. We shared moments with our favorite gal pals and jewelry makers. Make sure you check out our worldwide collaboration with  Jesse James Beads and a few of our favorite designers. The Galentine's Day 5 Hour Bead Around the World Event is going to be huge! Today is the big event and we will recap the finished jewelry next week.

On Monday,  Kristen showed us how to wire wrap beads and create a linked chain necklace using Soft Flex Craft Wire. The star of the show is the gorgeous pendant she got from Green Girl Studios. This necklace would make a lovely gift for a special friend!

On Wednesday, we had to change plans. Initially, Tracy Proctor from  TierraCast, was going to join us for a Chocolate Kiss beading party. we had to reschedule for the 17th of February. Update your calendars - it is going to be amazing! Sara went ahead and had her fun with our design kit. Chocolate Kiss was our themed jewelry kit that celebrated Valentine's Day and the sweet treats we associate with Cupid's favorite holiday! Check out the delicious bracelet Sara made during her demonstration!

Rosanna Brafford and Beki Ward showed us a jewelry tutorial featuring our Chocolate Kiss kit. Marcie Creates is running a jewelry making marathon. Check out the mixed media necklaces she made this week. Brittany Chavers, of Turquoise.Street, showed us how to make Valentine's jewelry with Bead Box Beads and Pink Rhodochrosite color Soft Flex Beading Wire. And finally, Tricia Giazzon, of Tricia’s Pink Poodle Jewelry Studio, showed us how to make Valentine's candy heart earrings with Soft Flex Wire and Jesse James Beads. It was a lovely week for celebrating love!

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Galentine's Day 5 Hour Bead Around The World Event

Join  Jesse James Beads and Soft Flex as we kick off our Annual Galentine's Day event. This year, we're beading around the world with designers from Hawaii to the UK!

Join as we spread the love one bead at a time. Pack your bags for a global beading party! We are going to travel the world featuring a full 5 hour party with 5 amazing designers representing JJB and Soft Flex! Creativity has no borders! Learn how to make a new design and celebrate Galentine's Day with us!

When: February 10th, 2023

What Time: 1pm - 6pm PT / 4pm ET - 9pm ET

Where: This event will be hosted LIVE on the JJB Facebook page and on Soft Flex's YouTube and Facebook pages. Classes are available to watch live and will be available to replay.

Our Guests of Honor here to teach you wire-wrapping, bead stringing and more include:

Jem Hawkes 1pm PT / 4pm ET
Kay Goss - 2pm PT / 5pm ET
Kristen Fagan - 3pm PT / 6pm ET
Brittany Chavers - 4pm PT / 7pm ET
Christi Friesen - 5pm PT / 8pm ET

February 13th is Galentine's Day. A day for ladies to celebrate ladies. Leave the boys at home! Gather your girlfriends and celebrate the joys of sisterhood. If you feel left out on Valentine's Day, celebrate a day that is about being a friend and bonding with people that share your likes.

How To Wire Wrap A Beaded Chain For A Green Girl Studios Pendant

This week on Free Spirit Beading, we got a wire working demonstration from Kristen. She used a 22 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire to show us how to make interlocking chain pieces by wire wrapping beads. She made a Green Girl Studios pendant the focal of her stunning necklace. This necklace is the perfect complement to the the earrings she made during the Chocolate Kiss Design Kit reveal. You can watch that video HERE.

Wire Wrap A Beaded Chain For A Green Girl Studios Pendant Necklace & Earrings by Kristen Fagan

Jewelry Making Supplies:

22ga Soft Flex Craft Wire
Czech Glass Beads
Pendant from Green Girl Studios
Jump Rings
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers

Wire Wrap A Beaded Chain For A Green Girl Studios Pendant Necklace by Kristen Fagan

How To Make A Valentine's Bracelet With The Chocolate Kiss Design Kit

We unboxed our  Chocolate Kiss jewelry making kit at the beginning of the month. This delicious kit is a mix of chocolatey browns, tart reds and savory pinks. It is the perfect combination of sweet and sassy. Such a fun kit and it is wonderful for gift giving on Valentine's Day! Come check out the tasty jewelry bits that Sara strung together with the kit and our Chocolate Kiss Trios Beading Wire.

Chocolate Kiss Bracelet & Earrings by Sara Oehler

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Chocolate Kiss Design Kit
Trios Chocolate Kiss Beading Wire Pack
Soft Flex Beading Wire
2x2mm Crimp Tubes
Magical Crimping Pliers

Chocolate Kiss Bracelet & Earrings by Sara Oehler

Rosanna Bradford: How To Make A Valentine's Necklace With The Chocolate Kiss Design Kit

Beki Ward: How To Make Valentine's Earrings With The Chocolate Kiss Design Kit

Marcie Creates: Mixed Media Necklaces With Soft Flex Wire And Fairy Silk Cord From Jesse James Beads

Turquoise.Street: Valentine's Jewelry With Soft Flex Beading Wire And Bead Box Beads

Tricia’s Pink Poodle Jewelry Studio: Candy Heart Earrings With Soft Flex Wire And Jesse James Beads

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