Our Favorite Holiday DIYS

Handmade Memories

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Happy holidays, jewelry artists! For us, one of the best parts of the holiday season is surprising our favorite people with handmade goodies. Seeing your friend or family member unwrap a present that YOU created with your own hands is simply indescribable.

December 25 is just around the corner, but you still have time to flex your design muscle, and whip up a batch of cute and crafty goods for everyone on your list. Take a look at the easy and breezy holiday DIYs we are fa la la la loving!

Interweave: Cut Paper Snowflakes, Stitch Beaded Snowflakes

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It doesn’t get much sweeter—or versatile—than a batch of paper snowflakes. Dress your frosty paper creations up with glitter glue, sequins and even your favorite beads! Attach a loop of string to the back of your snowflakes to transform them into a festive ornament. The possibilities are endless!

Mad Mim: Knock it Off! Anthropologie’s Hue Pyramid Earrings

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Treat the glam gals in your life to these bold and funky danglers for way less than the Anthropologie original. The wild colors and glitzy gold sequins make these earrings perfect for every season!

Alyssa & Carla: Handmade Star Wire Ornament

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Once you create the pattern for these sleek stars, you can crank out enough to dress an entire tree in no time at all. Bring a basket of these metallic beauties to your next holiday party, and pass them out as festive favors.

Lia Griffith: Felt Holly Holiday Brooch

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Put your mixed media skills to the test by creating this lovely felt brooch. If your creating this piece for someone who likes a little sparkle, add a few dazzling beads or adornments to the bouquet center!

Studio DIY: Circus Animal Cookie Ornaments 

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Could it possibly get any cuter than this?! Your favorite childhood snack receives a festive makeover with Studio DIY’s easy-to-follow ornament tutorial.

Brit+Co: DIY Peppermint Lip Balm

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Winter may be magical, but it sure does wreak havoc on our lips! Give your friends a scrumptious and moisturizing peppermint lip balm to pamper their dry pout. It’s a practical treat they will keep with them during all of their winter travels. Make it extra festive by adding your friend’s name on top of the jar, and top it with a bow.

Don’t have time to make one of our favorite holiday tutorials? Opt for the gift of Bead Fest Santa Fe! Workshop registration is officially open, and it only takes a few minutes to reserve a seat. Earn the title of “world’s best gift giver” by injecting your artistic flair into your holiday surprises. Your friends and family will be blown away by your creativity!

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2 thoughts on “Handmade Memories

    1. Hello Phyllis! The Bead Fest Team is here to help you register for all of the Workshops you would like to attend. Please send us a description of the registration issues you are having to beadfest@fwmedia.com

      We look forward to seeing you at Bead Fest Santa Fe!

      -Brittany

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