Celebrate the holidays with the sparkle of Swarovski BeCharmed Beads. The beads at the center of these chain tassel necklaces glitter with stars and fireworks, perfect for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Choose your favorite or make all three for fabulous accessory options throughout the holiday season.
Artbeads Designer Blends featuring Swarovski Crystal create the perfect color palette in this intricate necklace design. Cheri used the 1-step looper from The Beadsmith to make custom beaded link chain featuring her chosen Blends. A bold tassel with a beaded cap completes the look. You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
We used The Beadsmith 1-step 2.25mm looper plier to make the simple loops for our beaded links. If you prefer, you can make simple loops with the help of chain and round nose pliers, instead. It is important to note that one 1-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge eye pin is long enough to make two links.
- BrandTOHO, Swarovski, Kabela Design, Artbeads
Jesse James Beads offers Bead Mixes that pair perfectly with our beautiful line of Artbeads Designer Blends. Cheri used the Tucson Sunset Bead Mix with our corresponding Seed Bead Blend to create this fabulous charm bracelet. The colors work wonderfully together, so she could put her focus on designing a spectacular jewelry piece. Plenty of beads were left over in the Bead Mix and the Seed Bead Blend, so you can even make matching earrings or a necklace! Choose your favorite Bead Mixes and Seed Bead Blends to make your own version of this design.
- BrandJesse James Beads, Artbeads
String-on clasps make finishing your jewelry designs easy. These cool findings allow you to create adjustable lengths within your projects. Cheri used them with two-tone beading chain completed with colorful tassels. You can switch up the colors to create a look that's tailored to your style.
On dark nights, stars twinkle like sapphires! This bracelet looks like a mysterious night sky glinting with the magical sparkle of far-off stars. DiamonDuo beads provide fabulous dimension, while Swarovski crystal in a gleaming Jet color add to the dark look.
- BrandSwarovski, TOHO
Cheri created a menagerie of style with these cute critters! These charms and pendants feature a pronged bezel setting on the back of each one. You can fill these settings with scraps of leather, fabric and ribbon, as well as other materials. Get creative and see what materials you prefer peeking out behind these cute animals! Add them to finished necklaces and bracelets for quick style.
To start the technique for making the seed bead caps for the tassels, string 30 Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized Muscat bronze Delicas onto the thread, tie the thread in a circle, and knot. Add one more row of Muscat bronze Delicas using the tubular peyote technique.
- BrandBeadalon, BeadSmith, TOHO, Miyuki, KO Thread
Your holiday season can sparkle and shine with these snowflake crafts! These beautiful beaded snowflakes make excellent gifts and can even be used as tree toppers. You'll love adding this beautiful handmade wonder to your collection of holiday heirlooms.
- BrandSwarovski, Dazzle-It, TOHO, Artistic Wire
The warm colors on display in this choker will put you in mind of a Summer Haze. Strands of Beadlinx chain take center stage, while embellishments from Kabela Design create elegant connection points. This intricate look is achieved effortlessly. You can find more inspiration for creating choker necklaces in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandBeadlinx, Kabela Design
Beadlinx chain gives this simple necklace an intricate look. Cheri added links decorated with Czech glass roundels to add even more interest to this piece. This lovely continuous design can be worn in many different ways. Wear it in an asymmetrical fashion, or group the two strands in different combinations. You'll love the effortless style of this necklace.
This necklace features a strand interspersed with Czech glass beads links and a strand that is simply Beadlinx chain. The strand with Czech glass beads uses approximately two feet of Beadlinx chain. The plain Beadlinx chain strand uses about 22 inches. There will be enough components left to make a matching bracelet featuring Beadlinx chain and Czech glass beads if you desire.
The B&B Benbassat octopus charms used in these necklaces add a fun detail to simple pearl designs. Their swirling tentacles look like they are holding the Swarovski crystal pearls in place. They can easily be added to ball chain necklaces, or you could try them on finished necklaces or beaded creations. Play around with these octopus charms and create a look of Captured Pearls in your style.
- BrandSwarovski, B&B Benbassat
Beads can make simple ornaments come alive with holiday magic! These ornaments were covered with a netting stitch to create a fabulous display. The pattern is the same for each ornament, but number of beads can vary. You can embellish them with fringe for an even fancier look. For a printable version of these instructions, please see the PDF below.
- BrandTOHO, Swarovski, FireLine
Sterling silver casts an enchanting spell in this simple choker! This necklace lets a stunning pendant shine at the center of the design. Switch it up by adding your favorite focal for a look all your own!
We love how easy it is to work with interchangeable jewelry. Cheri created a reversible focal for this cuff bracelet. One side displays a Swarovski pearl cabochon and the other side features a sparkling flatback. Flip the focal depending on what kind of look you want. You can make even more focal pieces for this bracelet and create an accessory for every style.
Create your own Christmas ornament in minutes with this delicate "Victorian Snowflake" design. Swarovski crystals are showcased on an antique brass backdrop to add both eye-catching sparkle and vintage charm to your Christmas tree. These ornaments also make delightful Christmas gifts!
- BrandKabela Design, Swarovski
Dress up a simple leather design with Regaliz alphabet slider beads! These beads are a fun way to make a statement in your style. Use them for cool phrases, adding names to designs, putting special initials into your looks, and more. They're great for adding a personalized touch.
- BrandJBB, Regaliz
Wear this eclectic bracelet on November 2nd to honor the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. This bracelet features a diverse collection of components from pewter gothic charms to colorful Czech glass flowers for a spectacular result that is simple enough for beginners to construct.
Our Artbeads Designer Blends work perfectly together to bring the best color waves to your projects. Cheri mixed a Seed Bead Blend with a Blend featuring Swarovski Crystal for this Rose Gold dream! You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry-making projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, TOHO, Swarovski
Czech glass Es-O mini beads make beautiful shapes in this stunning bracelet. These unique two-hole beads are perfect for bead weaving, as they nest up beautifully together. This bracelet is a lovely winter design and would even make a nice accent for Valentine's Day. Switch up the colors in this bracelet to express all new style that reflects your personality.
Alphabet slider beads from Regaliz allow you to personalize your leather designs! We used them as initials in this simple idea. Use them in men's and women's jewelry to make a splash in your style. You'll love the distinct style they bring to designs.
Rivoli cup chain makes it easy to add some sparkle to your style. These cup chain settings are easily filled with Swarovski Rivoli Rhinestones for an unforgettable display. They can be incorporated into necklaces and earrings like Cheri did here, or you can even try them in bracelets. The sky is the limit when creating with these findings.
Soft elegance creates a romantic style in this necklace and bracelet set. Fashion stretch cord from The BeadSmith becomes the foundation for dangles filled with Swarovski crystal, while rose gold components add sophisticated shine. This set is perfect for a bride or even bridesmaids! Switch out the colors to match your Wedding colors. Of course, this set is also a great option for a fun evening out.
- BrandBeadSmith, Swarovski
A bubbly ocean look comes to life in this necklace. The beauty of Swarovski pearls is easily showcased around an Amoracast eternity design frame, while a sparkling sea snail pendant dangles below. When paired with a turquoise satin necklace, these elements will certainly put you in mind of Ocean Bubbles.
- BrandKO Thread, Swarovski, Amoracast, TOHO