Occasions

Occasions

Add a personal touch to special events, holidays and other celebrations and occasions with decorations and gifts made by hand.

From weddings to Valentine’s day, to Easter and 4th of July, we’ve got some great ideas and inspirations to make those occasions special for friends and family.

If you have beads and some basic tools, you can be ready with a unique and personal gift in minutes. I made all of these projects with beginner-level beading skills...

We often relegate dads to the back seat when we talk about our early creative influences. “Mom taught me to ______ (insert sew, knit, cook, etc. here).” And she did,...

Tubular Herringbone (sometimes called Ndebele) stitch creates sinuous beaded ropes that await your creativity to design bracelets, necklaces and more. It can be a fussy stitch to get started, but...

So many creatives refer to how their mother influenced their creative journey, but few refer to their Dads. And, yes, my mother was always making something - sewing clothes for...

Starting with two size 11 seed beads per side, it’s easy to stitch a base of right angle weave in comfortable proportions for Gemstone Embellished Right Angle Weave Jewelry. The...

Peyote-Stitched Cellini Spiral looks really complicated, but it’s just a glorified peyote rope. The stitch is even count tubular peyote with a step up. It’s the change in bead sizes...

Bridal Pearl Earrings For her wedding, my daughter wanted "new" pearl earrings to coordinate with the "old" pearl strands she planned to wear around her neck and in her hair. It...

There is something about little handmade bird ornaments that suggest spring, but also are great for a Christmas ornament. I have a year-round tree, and now have a variety of...

Is there an artist on your gift list? Are you a maker looking for suggestions for your own Santa list? Out of ideas for gifts to make yourself? Sometimes it’s...