National Craft Month: My Favorite Jewelry Project

As experts and enthusiasts of all things crafty, FaveCrafts decided to host a special National Craft Month blog series for all of our lovely readers. Check back for a new blog post every day featuring our favorite projects, new craft videos, how-to’s from the FaveCrafts editors, and a GIGANTIC, ENORMOUS, AMAZING craft giveaway at the end of the month. That’s right–we’re giving away the biggest prize ever, a gift basket chock full of crafting goodies from our craft closet. There’s something for everyone in this gift basket.

Leave a comment below, and on any blog post labeled “National Craft Month” in the headline, and your comment will count as an entry into the giveaway. You are free to comment as often as once per blog post (for a total of 31 chances to win!). At the end of the month, we’ll pool all of the comments together and pick one lucky winner.

This is a tough one for me. Before I came to FaveCrafts, I worked at a jewelry magazine company so I’ve made a LOT of jewelry and a lot of great jewelry-making friends! So I’m not playing favorites, but I do love this bracelet by Katie Hacker.

The Beautiful Bijoux Crystal Cuff isn’t a project I’d recommend for your first jewelry project, but if you’ve done some stringing, this is a great bracelet to make to get you thinking about other options than a one-strand beaded necklace or bracelet. It’s a very simple weave, like a right-angle weave, that creates a more substantial and more structural bracelet. So try the Beautiful Bijoux Crystal Cuff today!

Katie Hacker was also interviewed in our January FaveCrafts Radio broadcast. Mark your calendar now – April 6 at 3 pm Eastern time (2 pm Central, 1 pm Mountain, 12 noon Pacific) is our next FaveCrafts Radio broadcast.

So my question for you today is What’s your favorite jewelry project on FaveCrafts? Leave your comment below to be entered to win. Only a few days left!

Guest Post: Pat Sloan Hosts Season 2 of FaveCraftsRadio

My big exciting news is that I’m now the host of FaveCrafts Radio’s second season on the air!

This is a lively monthly lifestyle program  where you will be treated to creative ideas from celebrity crafters! Our featured guests will offer creating tips, project ideas, product reviews, tips about projects on and so much more.

It’s all about discovering the crafter in you!
Listen to the show at our station

In our January show I interviewed the following fabulous designers and TV personalities….

Intro – Host Pat Sloan (ME!)

Amy Barickman Vintage Notions -- By Amy Barickman

3:05 – 3:15 Amy Barickman – photo transfer to t-shirt and new book
Amy’s site:
Amy’s FaveCrafts project –

3:15 – 3:25 Katie Hacker – beads
Katie’s sites:

Katie’s FaveCrafts project –
Long Pendant Earrings

Double Circle Bead Pendant
Beaded Scallop Pendant

3:25 – 3:35 Amy Anderson – Snow Banner
Amy’s blog:
Amy’s FaveCrafts project – Snow Banner

3:35 – 3:45 Cathie Filian – Candy Box makeover
Cathie’s blog:
Cathie’s FaveCrafts project – Valentine Altered Candy Boxes

Pulp Fiction Real Cover

3:45 – 3:55 Mark Montano – table transformation and new book
Mark’s website:
Mark’s FaveCrafts project – India-Inspired Bedside Dresser

Archived podcasts can be streamed directly from our radio show page, downloaded to your player, or downloaded for free through iTunes.
The Radio Show –
The FaveCrafts Free Pattern site –
The blog –
The Featured Designers Page –