Memory wire is easy to decorate with all kinds of your favorite beads. Candie used Dakota Stones gemstone beads, Swarovski crystal beads, and seed beads from an Artbeads Designer Blend to decorate this bracelet. You can spice up your memory wire designs with simple embellishments like charms and a strand of jewelry wire, too. Learn how with these instructions and make sure to see more inspiration for memory wire designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Beadalon, Artbeads, Dakota Stones, Miyuki, Swarovski
With the Knot-a-Bead tabletop knotter tool, you can easily create knotted jewelry strands. This is a great technique for keeping your beads secure and for creating texture and dimension in your style. Candie Cooper used it to make a simple necklace that you can slip over your head. See more of this necklace and learn how to use the tool in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandGriffin, Artbeads, Swarovski, Beadalon
Knotted silk strands are a fun way to create cool patterns within your jewelry. They also allow you to mix beads in beautiful ways. Candie used Swarovski crystal beads, Dakota Stones gemstone beads, and even TierraCast spacers on the knotted strand in this cool necklace. By attaching the chain to strand, she made a simple design that doesn't require a clasp and can be slipped on over the head! See more ideas for creating knotted strands in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandGriffin, Beadalon, Dakota Stones, Swarovski