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Thanksgiving Projects

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Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, jewelry artists! All of us here at the Bead Fest headquarters are wishing you a beautiful holiday filled with love, delicious food, lots of laughs and creativity.

As we reflect on the things we are thankful for, we can’t overlook our overwhelming gratitude for each of you who read the blog. Your dedication means the world to us, and we are honored that you choose to spend your time reading up on the latest Bead Fest news. It is our greatest wish that each post leaves you inspired, curious and ready to create.

The holiday season is a superb time to put your passion for creating to good use. Whether you’re making DIY décor, or a special handmade gift for someone you love, take advantage of your artistic abilities this Thanksgiving, and make something unforgettable! Take a look at our list of top Thanksgiving DIYs and handcrafted finds.

Our favorite Thanksgiving DIYs:

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Leaf Shaped Jewelry Dish. This ornate dish is the perfect way to stylishly display your jewelry designs, and it features one of our favorite materials, polymer clay. Plus, you can customize your paint to match your home’s holiday theme. Get the tutorial here.

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Studio DIY’s Pumpkin Pie Friendship Necklace. Surprise your BFF with a slice of DIY love! This scrumptious little treat makes a cute and festive present for all ages, and it’s guaranteed to be everyone’s favorite homemade “pie”. Get the tutorial here.

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DIY Simple Metallic Autumn Wreath. We love the simplicity and elegance of this shimmery concoction of metal paired with faux leaves and berries. Adorn your home with this classic wreath, or make a few to pass out to friends and family throughout the holiday season. Get the tutorial here.

Bead Fest Santa Fe Workshops: the creative way to give thanks!

Do you have a jewelry lover in your life who dreams of making their own pieces of wearable art? Give the creatives in your life something special, memorable and educational this year. Surprise them with a few Bead Fest Santa Fe Workshops, and support their creative goals.

Bead Fest Santa Fe offers jewelry art Workshops for makers of all skill levels, budgets, and styles. This week, we are swooning over instructor Nancy Lee’s fun nature-inspired Workshops. Preview Nancy lee’s Workshops below and online December 1, and get ready to register for them starting December 15!

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Funky Pierced Leaf Pendant: Saw out a copper pendant in a funky stylized leaf shape using a jeweler’s saw. Drill  decorative holes to accommodate a chain. Intermediate. $100

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Hot Leaf Patina Pendant: Learn create beautiful, surprising colors on a copper pendant by annealing copper with a torch, making a simple fold in the metal, and cutting the metal into a leaf shape using shears. Beginner. $95

Mark your calendars!

Registration for Bead Fest Santa Fe opens December 15, and Workshop seats will fill up quickly at this highly celebrated event.

On behalf of the entire Bead Fest Team, happy (early) Thanksgiving to each and every one of you! Enjoy a wonderful and happy holiday with the ones you love. We’ll see you here next Tuesday for another exciting Bead Fest post.

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