A simple hair style will transform into an elegant bridal look with the help of these fabulous hair ornaments. They will lend your style with delicate and demure accents everyone will notice. Make sure your special event is truly outstanding with unique beaded creations made by you!
- BrandArtistic Wire, Swarovski, WireLace
Guru beads feature three stringing holes and includes a smaller tower bead, which holds the ends of your stringing material together, as seen in this Lapis and Lace Necklace. These beads are traditionally used in Mala jewelry. Malas are used with a prayer, or mantra, to meditate. Many malas feature a guru bead at the center of the design. This focal bead signifies the end of one round in the prayer circle. Learn how to add this meaningful bead to your jewelry designs.
Our Sylvan Boho leather wrap bracelet is the perfect blend of simple, woodland charm and modern style. The leather features an earthy green color updated with a metallic shimmer, complemented by the silver accents found in the tube beads. This bracelet is adjustable, so wrap it around your wrist however you like!
- BrandLeather Cord USA
This simple, elegant rosary will add a touch of hand-crafted beauty to your daily prayers and meditations. It features Swarovski pearls and a gold-filled crucifix for a timeless look. Since this rosary consists mostly of simple loop links, it is surprisingly easy to make.
Regaliz leather is great for quick and beautiful bracelets that will suit any style. As these bracelets show, you can make designs that are full of punk style, earthy sophistication or colorful flair. The components we used can be mixed and matched however you want and they are easily personalized to suit your style.
- BrandClay River Designs, Regaliz
This type of jump ring is perfect for attaching to clasps to ensure that your designs stay in place and last a lifetime. It may seem tricky to use, but just read our tutorial and you'll be amazed at how simple this cool finding is to work with. To make sure you don't weaken the metal, here are basic steps on how to close this jump ring appropriately.
Bead tips are great for use with silk and other bead stringing threads. We DO NOT recommend you use them on bracelets. Bracelets get much harder wear than a necklace, and the loop end of the bead tips are quite flexible and could come undone more easily on a bracelet.
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.
Learn how to add a cable thimble to wire and add it to your design for a professional finish that will help to prolong the life of your design by keeping the wire from fraying.
Rose-colored Swarovski pearls give a lustrous look to this sterling silver rosary, made to fit the wrist. The chain near the clasp lets you adjust the rosary to fit different wrist sizes. Make it to use as a feminine reminder of the importance of prayer. This rosary can be altered to incorporate a crucifix instead of a simple cross charm, if desired. You can also adjust the design and components quantities to create a tradtional rosary.
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.
End caps and crimp ends are a great way to finish leather and other cord with a clean look and a loop for adding a clasp or linking to another element of the design.Tip: If you are having trouble with your glue, scratch the leather a bit on the end with a fingernail to remove the shiny exterior. When it is more porous, the glue holds better. Also remember to let the glue dry for at least 24 hours for a strong bond.
The Magic Finding is a simple and fun way to create multi-strand jewelry designs without the need for countless crimp tubes. Your looks will have the same professional flair and a more polished feel, and you can crimp all of your strands at once! Just follow these steps and you will be amazed at what new designs you will discover. You can attach chains, jump rings, clasps or other components to the Omega Insert in a design that uses the Magic Finding for a quick finish, too. Learn How to Use the Magic Finding with an Omega Insert by viewing our additional tutorial.
First be sure to measure the jewelry wire to the desired length, and double that measurement. For example, if you are making an 18-inch long necklace, cut a piece of wire that is 36 inches. This will allow you to create at least three strands. Make sure to use jewelry wire that will fit in the Magic Finding. Size .024 is too large to slide through the holes, so be sure to use a smaller gauge. 21 gauge is the maximum size stringing wire that will fit through the magic finding. A 22 gauge wire will fit, as long as it is cut flush and the wire is straight.
These fancy crimp end caps make an elegant finish for thicker stringing materials. They are best suited for satin cord and 2mm rubber cord. They are too big for jewelry wire and will not work with suede. These end caps work differently from other crimp ends and this tutorial will show you how to add these components to your designs.
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.
Often, the difference between fair looking jewelry and professional looking jewelry is how the piece is finished. The use of clam shell bead tips, also known as calottes, is especially important to the look of hand-knotted jewelry projects. Clam shell bead tips can increase the value of a jewelry piece because they hide the knot at the end of the strand beautifully and reflect the attention to detail that buyers look for. There are several different styles of clam shell bead tips. The style you want to use depends on your application. A single open-loop bead tip is great to use for a necklace design, but may not be strong enough to use in a bracelet design. A double closed-loop bead tip, however, is durable enough for both. Here we will show how to use a double closed-loop bead tip. To see instructions on how to use a single open loop bead tip, click here.
These earrings are incredibly simple to make and will work for any woman from teens to grandmas!
Make a fun, fierce fashion statement this Homecoming with our Wisteria earrings. The dangling crystals sparkle at every angle, ensuring you catch everyone's eye on the dance floor!
These earwires are a hot innovation for creative beaders. Make your earwires stand out by adding any bead you choose.
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
Some types of chain, like beading chain, features a tightly woven design. Sometimes you can't simply link to this chain with a jump ring. However, there are other beautiful ways to finish this chain. Take a look and start creating jewelry you love!
Bead caps are used to enhance the style of beads, either with one on one end or one on both ends of a bead. Bead caps can be used to showcase bigger beads within your designs or you can add them to dangles. They nest up nicely with beads to draw the eye to particular beads. Not only do they provide more decoration to your designs, but they can help break up color palettes and add complexity to a look. You can also layer them together to create all new styles. Here we have paired bead caps in different styles, sizes, and colors, with Swarovski pearls in different sizes to show you how bead caps can dramatically change the look of your piece. Don't forget to check out this Artbeads Cafe episode for more inspiration and help using bead caps.
Whether you want to decorate your shoes for a breast cancer awareness walk or create an embellishment to wear on your favorite pair of tennis shoes, these charms are a great way to support those who have fought breast cancer. These charms could also be used as zipper pulls or keychain dangles. Mix and match the elements from any of these four designs or use the alternative components to create a charm that's perfect for your style and personality. Adjust the size of the clasp to suit the size or thickness of your shoelaces.