Bead Fest Blog Presents:

Benefits of Creating Jewelry

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Greetings Bead Fest fans! We are extra excited today since Bead Fest Fall launches in just two days! Will you be joining us in Tacoma, Washington October 13-16 for a celebration of all things jewelry art? We sure hope you are! For our last minute attendees, you are welcome to register for any available workshop onsite at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, and the Expo will be open Friday – Sunday.

Today on the blog, we are exploring the benefits of creating your own jewelry art. Keep reading to learn how your favorite art form can help your health, creativity, budget and more!

Boost your brain power
Studies have shown that beading and jewelry making improve motor skills and memory. Each time you thread a new row of beads, you are engaging your eyes and hands at the same time, which improves your bilateral coordination. This will increase your ability to write, type and draw efficiently. In addition, the repetitive movements will assist your memorization skills.

Sharpen your mind with these Bead Fest Fall bead stitching and bead weaving workshops!

 

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Technique: Bead Stitching. Seed Bead Cha Cha Bracelet. All skill levels welcome. Candie Cooper. $35
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Technique: Bead Weaving. Persian Fan Earrings. Intermediate skill levels. Jeannine Mankins. $112

Sit back, bead and relax

Turn on some chill tunes, grab your current jewelry art project, and get lost in the meditative benefits that go along with jewelry making and beading. Studies have shown that focusing on an intricate project for an extensive amount of time helps soothe tension and stress. Plus, you’ll get a jolt of confidence each time you learn a new skill, reach a milestone with your project, and you’ll create something beautiful to wear or share!

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Cascading Dewdrops- Intro to basic Soldering. Duration: 4 hours. Intermediate skill levels. Kieu Pham Gray. $125

Save a trip to the mall & save money

Save loads of cash when you create your own jewelry! Once you have the key tools and essentials needed to create your own wearable art, making your own jewelry is a much more affordable option than dropping $60 on a new piece at your favorite trendy store. Affordable materials are easy to find at local craft stores and trade shows, plus, you can search Etsy and eBay for individual pieces or wholesale bead and gemstone lots.

Sign up for an affordable Bead Fest Fall workshop

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Simple Stamped Rings. Kate Richbourg. All skill levels welcome. $35

Become the best gift giver EVER

There is something indescribably special about receiving a handmade gift—especially when it’s a beautiful piece of customized jewelry. Shower your friends and family with personalized pieces of jewelry on birthdays, holidays, graduations and any other special occasion that comes along. Your creation will be cherished for a lifetime, and it just might encourage others to give beading and jewelry making a try, too!

Learn a new jewelry art technique at Bead Fest Fall and share your creations with loved ones

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Niobium Painting in the Abstract. Technique: Anodizing & Niobium. All skill levels welcome. Marti Brown. $220

Recreate runway pieces with your own personal style 

Forget spending thousands of dollars on hot-off-the-runway pieces! There are tons of DIY’s and workshops available (including workshops at Bead Fest Fall) to help creative jewelry artists make fashion forward pieces without going broke, and you have the option to customize your creation. Add your favorite gemstones, beads, charms and other trinkets to put your own twist on the current trends. Don’t settle for pre-made! Personalize your own jewelry art.

Discover a fabulous fashionable workshop at Bead Fest Fall

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Fast Fun Foldforming. Eva Sherman. All skill levels welcome. $195

The benefits of creating your own jewelry are endless. In addition to the points mentioned above, you can also turn your passion into a business and sell your creations, and you can share your skills with others who want to explore the art of making jewelry.

If you want to learn a new technique or build on your existing skills, Bead Fest is where you need to be! Join us this Thursday – Sunday in Tacoma, Washington for a weekend of learning, shopping and inspiration at Bead Fest Fall!
Can’t make it to Bead Fest Fall? Mark your calendar for our upcoming 2017 events!
• Bead Fest Santa Fe: March 23-26, 2017—Santa Fe, New Mexico
• Bead Fest Philadelphia: August 17-21, 2017—Oaks, Pennsylvania

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2 thoughts on “Benefits of Creating Jewelry

  1. If you make, or want to make jewelry, and are within a days drive, go to BEAD FEST!! If you can afford the flight, go to BEAD FEST!! I always come home with new knowledge (love the classes!) and lots of new materials to work with.

    1. Hi Eva,

      We absolutely LOVED receiving this sweet and inspiring comment. We are so happy that you have enjoyed your Bead Fest experiences and we can’t wait to see you at the next event!

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