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This delicate rosary, made to fit around the wrist, makes a wonderful gift for first a communion or other religious holiday. You can also adjust the design and components quantities to create a tradtional rosary that will fit around the neck. Its soft peach pearls combined with a hint of sparkle create a lasting look of devotion.
These wrap bracelets continue to be popular. You can make them as long as you like or just one wrap around the wrist. You can use chain instead of beads for a different look or try bigger beads for a quick project. Find fun wrap bracelet inspiration in our Learning Center, like our Gaelic Weave Bracelet or Mommy and Me project, Dragonfly Roundup.
End caps and crimp ends can provide professional looking results to your jewelry pieces. As indicated by the name, they are most often used to finish the ends of jewelry. We have expanded our selection of end caps and crimp ends to accommodate your every need. We have a large assortment to choose from and here we will show you some tips on how to use the different styles in your jewelry.
Making your own wire hoops will allow you to truly customize your style. They look great smooth or hammered. This tutorial will teach you how to make hoops in both styles. Learn these simple techniques to start adding hoops to your earring projects!
To make these simple Celtic knot earrings for St. Patrick's Day, or any day of the year, you just need chain nose pliers and two spare minutes!
Many times our customers ask how they can use a top-drilled bead as a pendant or dangle. The most attractive way is to use a wire wrap. In this example we used 24 gauge half hard sterling silver wire and an 8mm Swarovski Bicone Pendant.
When using a loom, the warp threads are the threads that actually attach to the loom and run up the length of it. The weft threads are the threads that you weave with. If you run out of weft thread, you can tie off what you have and add a new length of thread so that you can continue weaving. This tutorial will show you how to add more weft thread when you run out in the middle of a loomed project. You will also learn how to finish off the ends of the warp and weft threads when the design is complete. We run the needle through the bead with the eye of the needle in front so that the warp threads aren't split with the needle tip.
Learn how to add a clasp to knotted pearl designs for a polished and professional design full of style. Knotting between pearls is a popular way to secure strands and incorporating the right clasp will add even more security. With this tutorial, you'll discover how to add a clasp in a seamless manner.
Pearls symbolize beauty, transformation and wisdom. Whatever next step your little girl takes in her life, show her how much she is revered with this graduated pearl necklace. It's a special gift she will cherish for years to come.
- BrandGriffin, Swarovski, Beadalon
To create a crocheted bracelet, you'll need:
- Fine or Extra Fine crochet thread in size 20 or 30 (or S-Lon Bead Cord)
- A thin beading needle for stringing beads
- A size 10 crochet hook
- 1-2 8g bags of size 8/0 TOHO seed beads (depending on your wrist size)
- 24 Gauge Silver Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire or two Headpins
- 2 jewelry cones or bead caps approximately 9.5mm in width
For this tutorial, we used yarn and pony beads to create a pattern with three colors so that everything is easy to see. You may want to practice with pony beads and a large crochet hook as well until you become familiar with the stitch.
A clever use of chain and bead caps creates a cage for the bird at the center of this earring design! You can use an Artbeads Designer Blend or any other beads to make this look your own. See how Cynthia and Jen made these earrings and discover other great jewelry ideas in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Carrie presented her bridesmaids with a choice of two sets of bridesmaid's jewelry each! Each one was unique and made to complement their personality. After much deliberation, they each chose the styles they liked best, thinking those were the items they got to keep. They were right, but Carrie also surprised them with a thank you gift of the second set of jewelry on her wedding day! Be sure to check out Christy's matching bracelet.
A fresh summer outfit or a snappy fall ensemble is not complete without the perfect accessories. Luckily, this cool bracelet works with any look! It comes together quickly and easily and is chock full of contemporary style. Mix up the colors of the beads and cord to completely tailor this idea to your tastes. Be ready for any outing with great accessories made by you!
- BrandDazzle-It, TOHO
Once you have the basics down on how to create a Kumihimo braid you will more than likely want to try adding some beads to the braid. This involves a little more prep time before you get started but the results are well worth it. When planning your design, keep in mind that the finished results will differ depending on colors, size of beads and number of beaded strands. Also note that the size of stringing material will be determined by the hole size in the beads you want to use. Here we will show you how to create an 8 warp basic round Kumihimo braid using size 8/0 TOHO beads on all 8 strands.
First determine the length of braid you want. As a general rule cut three times the desired length of stringing material. This should accommodate most designs, even with beads.
Next you will need to determine how many beads are needed. We are using size 8/0 TOHO beads on all 8 strands. Refer to our chart on Kumihimo math.
You and your little one will both be impressed with this incredible woven design that's simple to make. This pattern is inspired by the stylish Chan Luu woven bracelets, so you both can look fashionable!
- BrandGriffin, FireLine
Ribbon bezels offer a decorative way to create settings for stones and cabochons. The ends can be soldered together or wire wrapped together to form the settings. The instructions below describe how to wire wrap the ribbon bezel to form a setting. Follow these helpful instructions to use brass ribbon settings to add a touch of beautiful class to your designs.
When creating woven designs, you may want to make something longer than the loom allows or longer than what you set out to create initially. It's easy to do by creating shorter pieces and stitching them together using the square stitch. Learn this technique to make wrap bracelets, head bands, hat bands, belts and more!
Darker color palettes make for dramatic displays in any style. These earrings add just a pop of champagne color for a celebratory feel. You'll love wearing these earrings for a night out or for a day at the office. To learn how to make the matching necklace, click here.
Looking demure and delicate on your wedding day is a sophisticated touch everyone will appreciate. This lovely necklace will help you achieve this look. The lustrous pearls pop against the classic gold findings. This simple necklace will add elegance to your ensemble, without overpowering your look.
With its sparkling Swarovski crystals and pastel heart beads, this creative ring is just what you need to add a playful accent to your hand this Valentine's Day. The beauty of this design is its customizability. Use the beads we've suggested or choose your own selection for a ring with a completely different appearance.
Rulla beads allow you to create groovy patterns in your beaded designs. This bracelet features a chevron pattern in amazing colors that look like shimmering snakeskin. Learn how to make this bracelet and start using Rulla beads and lots of other unique beads in your designs!
- BrandBeadalon, TOHO
The colors of these Matubo Rivolis will put you in mind of a lush terrace on the lake. The deep blue of the earrings look like deep waters, and the beautiful green in the necklace is leafy and lovely. We added some cute charms to the necklace for extra flair. Choose colors that inspire you to make this look your own.
You can use all kinds of beads to make some fun earring designs. Jen from the Artbeads Customer Service Team provides inspiring examples for you to try! Whether you're into skulls, want a pop of color in your style, or just want to learn a new technique, these earrings are for you. See more jewelry ideas created by Jen in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
It's easy to create a flat kumihimo braid full of beautiful colors and you can use it in so many ways. Create a belt, use it as a foundation for your necklaces and bracelets, make a headband and more! Follow these steps to start creating your own flat kumihimo braids.