Create Something Special:

Our Favorite Holiday Projects


Greetings Bead Fest fans! The holiday season is getting closer by the minute, and rather than picking up heaps of gift cards for friends and family, we are determined to create pieces of customized jewelry and handmade art gifts for our loved ones this year.

During our quest to find the perfect mix of jewelry tutorials, we stumbled upon some fabulous options from Beading Daily, Jewelry Making Daily and Cloth Paper Scissors. Below, you will find a diverse mix of jewelry and artsy tutorials for a range of styles, from daring Steampunk to holiday glam. We hope this collection of tutorials inspires you to create handmade presents for all of the special people in your life!

Beading Daily Tutorials


Bring on the bling! If you want to create charming (literally) stocking stuffers for the bracelet lovers in your life, you need to make this Holiday Bracelet Design, courtesy of Tammy Honaman. Add a personalized touch by incorporating the gift recipient’s favorite shapes and colors into your design.

View the Holiday Bracelet Design HERE.


Need some inspiration before you start cranking out handmade holiday surprises? Beading Daily showcases 5 beaded gifts that will dazzle the artistic darlings in your life. Whether you are into wire working, or have tremendous peyote stitch skills, we can guarantee you’ll find the perfect tutorial to match your technique of choice, and your loved ones’ style.

View the Perfect Beaded Gifts to Make HERE.

Jewelry Making Daily Tutorials


It’s no secret that the Steampunk trend has taken the jewelry world by storm. The combination of rustic wheels, brushed metals and bold gemstones is absolutely stunning and funky! Discover 4 one-of-a-kind Steampunk inspired jewelry tutorials for all of the vintage-adoring fashionistas in your life.

View Free Projects on How to Make Steampunk Jewelry HERE.


Here at the Bead Fest Headquarters, we LOVE our pets. Surely you have a few animal fans in your life, or maybe you want to create a stylish gift for your own fur baby. Either way, these pet-themed tutorials are going to melt your heart, and they’re sure to impress any animal lover.

View 3 Free Pet Jewelry Projects HERE.

Cloth Paper Scissors Tutorials


Do you have a friend or family member who loves receiving precious handmade gifts, but is not a huge jewelry fan? If so, whip up a few of these classic and elegant ornaments. Add a dash of dazzle with crystals, glitter, beads, or any sparkly touch your heart desires.

View So Pretty! Clay Ornaments You Can Make HERE.


Look, we know Halloween is over (don’t remind us), but that doesn’t mean you can’t inject a little spookiness into your gift giving game! Customize a few Art Dolls and Softies for all of the Halloween fanatics in your life. They will be thoroughly spooked, and impressed by your creativity!

View Halloween Ideas for Mixed-Media Artists HERE.

We hope you enjoy our list of fun and artsy tutorials!

Will you be making any special presents for your friends and family this holiday season? If the answer is yes, please tell us about what you’re currently creating in the comments below.

Do you have a friend, or family member who would love to learn the art of creating jewelry? Send them to Bead Fest Santa Fe! Early Bird Registration officially opens December 15, and it’s a unique experience they will cherish for a lifetime. Be sure to visit us again next Tuesday for some exciting and exclusive news about Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017!













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