November 26, 2021

Coiled Wire Wreath, Candy Cane and Icicle Ornaments DIY

 Are you ready to trim the tree? Or do you need some quick gifts for co-workers, teachers or friends?  I've got you covered with some simple and fun ornaments made using coiled wire. The shapes in this tutorial are a wreath, candy cane and icicle.

All three shapes are based on the same simple wire technique - a wire coil.

November 19, 2021

2021 Bead and Jewelry Maker's Holiday Gift Guide

 This week, I figured I would share some of my favorite recent bead and jewelry related purchases. Who knows, maybe these are perfect gifts for someone on your list, or perfect for you to add to your holiday wish list.

First up are some favorites to help bead organized. Finding materials is a huge challenge for me since I love to buy supplies and tools. I've recently stumbled upon these hanging jewelry organizers that are perfect for storing tubes of beads, spools of thread, findings and other supplies.

Bead organizer

November 12, 2021

Easy Macrame Christmas Tree Ornament Instructions

 These macramé Christmas tree ornaments are super easy to whip up, and even though I show you how to make ornaments here, they are make great pendants or earrings if you use smaller cord and beads.  I like to use these tree ornaments as gift toppers. The best part, if you make macramé plant hangers, it's the perfect way to use up those smaller scraps of cord that are left over.

Macrame Christmas Ornament Project Instructions from Lisa Yang Jewelry

You only need to know one knot - a macramé square knot.  Let's get started!

If you prefer to watch how to make one, click here for a Macramé Christmas Tree Video Tutorial on YouTube

November 05, 2021

Squid Game Invitation Card Peyote Bead Pattern

This project replicates the business card symbols from the Squid Game series on Netflix in beaded peyote strip that is suitable as a ring, bracelet or anything else you might like to make.

I tried it several different ways and have included the bead diagram and word diagram below - as well as some instructions and my variations.