Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate your true love. And this year, our true love is not giving us jewelry. This year, our true love IS jewelry! 

Whether you’re spending V-Day with your S.O., your besties, or with Netflix and your favorite snacks (we can totally get behind this idea), we want to feed your creativity with our favorite Bead Fest Santa Fe jewelry art workshops and the best Interweave tutorials–all sealed with a kiss, of course!

And, as an added bonus to sweeten your day, you can add a new workshop to your registration, or start a brand-new registration and SAVE $5 on your workshop crushes with code BFLOVE17! Offer valid through 2/15.

Our top swoon-able V-Day inspired workshop picks:

Twinkle Twist Bracelet: Add a sweet sparkle to your wrist with crystal-adorned stackable bracelets! One is fun, but we love layering on 2 or 3 for intense shine. This workshop will help you grasp the fundamentals of soldering, forging and shaping.

Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray | Skill level: Beginner | Price: $141 | Register

Crystal Cocktail Ring: Express your love for the color pink and sparkling bling with this chic and feminine cocktail ring! The focal point is an oversize pink crystal that is ornately wrapped in layers of silver wire. This workshop will teach you wire sculpting, utilizing Swarovski element and how to use wire working tools.

Instructor: Debra Saucier | Skill level: All Skill Levels | Price: $120 | Register

Woven Bead Ring: Wrap your rosey-pink statement gemstone in a bed of intricately twisted wire to create a shiny showstopper! This workshop covers wire working, how to size a ring and wire weaving.

Instructor: Kaska Firor | Skill Level: All Skill Levels | Price: $124 | Register

Our top decadently dazzling workshop picks:

Chainmaille Lace Bracelet: Adorn your wrists with luxurious layers of delicate metal lace. The lustrous metal adds an industrial edge to a classic lace pattern. If you want to learn how to follow a chain maille pattern, combine multiple chain maille techniques and weave a more complex design, this workshop is for you!

Instructor: Sue Ripsch | Skill Level: Intermediate | Price: $130 | Register

Turkish Roundmaille with a Twist Bracelet: If you love a decadent dose of shine, but don’t want to commit to wearing a tons of crystals and glittery beads, give this chunky twisted bracelet a try! Bold enough to make an impact, yet subtle enough for daily wear, you’ll fall head-over-chains in love with this piece!This workshop will show you how to follow a chain maille pattern, incorporating twisted jump rings into a weave and multiple chain maille techniques.

Instructor: Sue Ripsch | Skill Level: Intermediate | Price: $130 | Register

Create V-Day treasures with some help from Interweave! 

Valentine’s Day Project: Tangle-Inspired Valentine: Create super sweet gifts for all of the Galentines in your life! They’ll adore this tangle-inspired mixed-media work of art, incorporating paper clay, paint and ripped pages from a vintage book.

Jewelry-Making Projects to Love and Make Today: It’s no secret that you love jewelry. So why not create a few pieces that are inspired by love!? We can’t get enough of the darling love-themed DIYs in this post by Interweave, including the Square Wire Heart Pendant and the Fair and Square Rings. If you need a little last minute inspiration, you NEED to read this post!

We are seriously impressed by all of the V-Day DIYs that have been floating around the internet. We hope you celebrate your V-Day with someone you truly love! In case you were wondering, that special someone can absolutely be your adorable pet.

Thanks for reading, everyone! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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