Celebrate and Bead for National Craft Month!

March is National Craft Month! Thanks to the Craft and Hobby Association for kicking off this idea and giving us the entire month to devote to our passions! So, are you with me? Let’s get beading, and stitching, and stringing, and wire wrapping, and painting, and…whatever we want!

To help with ideas on what to make, I’ve gathered some beautiful and free projects for you.

Earrings are a great way to explore a new technique or stitch. They are also a great way to add some color to your outfit. Download the project, then bead a fun and flowering pair of earrings using Kelli Burns’s free “Hydrangea Earrings” pattern. How to Make Drop Earrings Shaped Like Flowers

How to make drop earrings shaped like flowers, free pattern and instructions

“Drop Earrings Shaped Like Flowers,” by Kelli Burns

With some wire and leather cording you can be wearing one of these on-trend bracelets in no time. Download Jodi Bombardier’s free project today to get started! How to Make a Leather and Wire Loop Bracelet

Leather and Wire Loops bracelet by Jodi Bombardier, a free project

“Leather and Wire Loops” bracelet, by Jodi Bombardier

String up some fun colors of beads, bring them all together with a big knot, and you have a fabulous new necklace to wear. Learn the tips, tricks and how-tos in this free project download by Cody Westfall: Bead Knotted Necklace Project

Bead Knotted Necklace free project by Cody Westfall

“Bead Knotted Necklace,” by Cody Westfall

Want more than just a design and maybe you’re ready to jump into Kumihimo with both feet? This free Kumihimo e-book is chock full of great information on how to kumhimo as well as includes the “Kumihimo Splash” bracelet by Susanne Branca. Download the ‘Kumihimo Braiding is Easier Than You Think” book and get started right away!

Kumihimo Splash bracelet, Susanne Branca, Beadwork June/July 2011

“Kumihimo Splash” bracelet, by Susanne Branca

If you’re looking for something altogether different, check out Quilting Daily’s National Craft Month post, also filled with great ideas on what to make. And be sure to tune in here all month as we’ll be sharing blog hop announcements, impromptu projects and more! The sky’s the limit and we’re not holding back!

Happy Beading and Happy National Craft Month!


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