Duration: 13 ms, Number of Items: 13
Based on the playfully eerie "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" in The Nutcracker, this braided bracelet features fun candy colors that are sure to delight any whimsical creature. Take just minutes to create this darling design!
Choose a jewelry wire that is appropriate for the materials that you are working with. The drill holes in the pearls we are using are small so for this piece we will use a finer jewelry wire. To give a more professional look to your jewelry, check out our How to Use a Crimp Cover tutorial.
If you are not confident in the strength of your crimp, you may consider doing two crimps side by side. If you plan on using a crimp cover to conceal your crimp, make sure to leave some space between the crimp and the clasp. Otherwise, when closing the crimp cover, you may end up crimping your clasp as well.
Note: It is important that you use the right size tool for your crimp tubes. For 1mm crimp tubes, we recommend the Micro Crimper. For 2mm crimp tubes, we recommend the Bead Crimper Tool. For 3mm and 4mm crimp tubes, we recommend using either the Mighty Crimper or Bent Chain Nose Pliers. Finally, for round crimp tubes and twisted crimp tubes, we recommend Bent Chain Nose Pliers.
Artbeads Chief Jewelry Designer Cynthia Kimura loves using spacer beads in her jewelry and she wants to inspire everyone to use them in their projects. Some of us here at Artbeads had a beading party with beads chosen by Cynthia to show how creative everyone can be with spacers. See even more inspiration for using spacer beads in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe Episode.
- BrandTierraCast, Swarovski, Raven's Journey
Give your designs a simple touch of professional beauty using crimp covers. Reminiscent of a small seamed bead, crimp covers are an easy way to class up jewelry designs and prevent snagging your necklace or bracelet on fabric.
The layers in this trendy necklace are all on the same level, much like the multicultural neighborhood in Lower Manhattan that's home to various artists and boutiques. Wear this as one long strand or twist the patterns together to create new layers. No matter how you show it off, be sure to match its wild color display with a hot outfit!
- BrandSwarovski, Miyuki
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.
Simple layers filled with jewel colors will warm up winter looks and even add character to summertime style. Wear these two necklaces together to inspire your style with bohemian elegance. With a hint of Eastern European style, you can't go wrong with these pieces layered into your looks. Pair with rich leather, green velvets and embroidered details for a "romantic traveler" look.
Beading parties are a great way to stay creative and spend time with friends! We recently had a beading party here at Artbeads with beads laid out for a bracelet-making episode of the Artbeads Cafe. We came up with lots of different looks using some of the same beads. To see what bracelets Cynthia and Cheri made for the Artbeads Cafe, check out the episode here.
- BrandTierraCast, Swarovski, Raven's Journey, Dakota Stones
This simple but striking necklace makes a great gift for any dragon lover. The bold look works equally well for women or men.
Give your green girl a touch of glam with this earthy yet beautiful bracelet. The combination of stunning Czech glass Picasso beads with brass and silver really make this bracelet one of a kind!
The Huxtables were a TV family everyone could relate to at any age. Their real-life situations humbled with wholesome values sparkled through the successful dad and five kids, all with unique personalities. Though father Cliff got a lot of laughs, it was the mom, Claire Huxtable, who kept the family together. She was fair, patient, kind and very wise. Gathering around her kitchen table meant more than nourishment—it meant you'd get a serving of Claire wisdom (and Cliff wouldn't get to finish that pizza he was sneaking). For Claire Huxtable we present this Mother's Day bracelet.
Whether you're looking for a first communion gift or a design for Easter Sunday, this simple necklace laced with sweet pink and white pearls is perfect. The warm golden touches add to its rich, elegant feel.
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 Sonja's matching earrings.