Cheri loved combining luxurious Velvet Brown pearls from Swarovski with the luxurious accents of gold in this bracelet. When adding the clasp, she wanted something that would move well when worn. She made sure to use wire guards to not only give her piece the movement she wanted but also to protect her jewelry wire. You can learn about more of our favorite findings in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
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
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.
Dreamy bead colors and delicate antique brass accents create a Midsummer Night's Dream in this bracelet design. You'll definitely feel like you're dreaming when you wear this surprisingly lightweight multi-strand piece!
- BrandMiyuki, JBB, Dakota Stones
Clasps are an integral part of jewelry-making and often they can draw attention just as much as other components. This bracelet showcase a multi-strand cameo clasp at the center of the design. Cheri used Beadlinx chain and her own beaded links featuring Swarovski crystals for a sophisticated look full of style. Find more inspiration for using clasps in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandBeadlinx, Swarovski
The Ancient Roman Empire was known for opulence, art and power. Emperors and fine ladies would have surely adorned themselves with jewelry like this bracelet. Seed beads in rich purple and gold colors add a striking balance to the enchanting Miyuki Half Tila beads at the center of this herringbone design. Make this bracelet for yourself and add regal Roman style to your collection of treasures!
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread, Miyuki
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, but you can choose whatever Jesse James Bead Mix you like. 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
Beadlinx chain makes a wonderful foundation for a variety of jewelry designs. It's easy to use as-is because it features links with beads already attached. You can also have fun making your own links with other beads to intersperse throughout the chain. You can even take the beads from the chain and use them in new ways. Cheri does it all in this cute necklace. For more ideas about using chain in your jewelry, check out this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, Vintaj, Beadlinx
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this versatile bracelet which is suitable for both men and women! Using a simple weave technique, this design produces an evenly spaced band of beads and can incorporate any colors you choose.
- BrandSwarovski, Griffin
Celebrate Easter with sweet pinks and purples and a dash of bright silver. This charm bracelet sparkles from every angle, and you'll find cute critters dangling alongside Easter eggs and brilliant Swarovski components. Add it to someone's Easter basket or make it as an accessory for yourself!
Wrap bracelets are a fun way to showcase beautiful beads. Cheri paired up different Czech glass styles in coordinating blue shades in this lovely design. You can make this bracelet as long or as short as you like. The technique is easy, so you'll want to keep going and going. See more inspiration for creating wrap bracelets in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandRaven's Journey, Leather Cord USA, TierraCast
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.
Pokemon GO is the latest craze and we decided to make some fun bracelets and a cell phone charm inspired by the app! These designs are easy to customize to match your favorite Pokemon or to represent your team in the game. Find more inspiration to "Catch 'em All" in this blog post.
- BrandTOHO, S-Lon (Super-Lon), BeadSmith
Arcos par Puca crescent beads make it possible to create amazing shapes in your style! These Czech glass beads feature three stringing holes, so bead weaving with these beauties becomes quite exciting. Cheri incorporated them along with other golden beads in her Incan Treasure earrings.
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread
Dusty colors of the desert and a fun loomed pattern give this seed bead bracelet a Southwest feel. With the Ricks Beading Loom, you can create all kinds of fun patterns. See more ideas for creating patterns with this loom in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread, TierraCast
Sometimes the simplest of techniques are made extraordinary by the right color pattern. Cheri came up with this captivating pattern for her loomed bracelet and the results are truly enchanting. The pop of shining silver really makes the block design come alive in a mesmerizing way. Learn how to make this bracelet and add Hypnotic Blocks to your style!
- BrandMiyuki, KO Thread
Sometimes the simplest designs make the biggest statement. This bracelet uses only red leather and a couple of heart components to tell a sweet story. It's a great option for Valentine's Day and can be worn throughout the year. Learn how to make it right here!
- BrandLeather Cord USA, TierraCast
Arcos par Puca beads and Minos par Puca beads are the perfect match in this beaded beauty! The barrel shape of the Minos par Puca beads fit perfectly within the crescent shape of the Arcos par Puca beads. Cheri even used the unique shape of these beads to create a beaded toggle clasp to complete her creation. Learn how to make this bracelet for yourself and switch up the colors for your own take.
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread
TierraCast offers amazing components that open up all kinds of jewelry-making possibilities. The Guru bead is just such a component. It can be used in the traditional way, at the center of a mala necklace to dangle a tassel, or you can use it in creative ways. Cheri used it at the top of an earring design. Play with the Guru bead in your jewelry designs and see what you come up with!
- BrandArtbeads, TierraCast
Right angle weave creates a beaded field of clovers in this cheerful bracelet design. It's a perfect complement to St. Patrick's Day style, thanks to the lucky green fire-polished beads interspersed with a fortune of silver and gold seed beads. The claddagh at the center of the bracelet adds Irish flair. You'll love wearing this delicate bracelet as a symbol of luck on any day!
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.
Unique bead shapes can turn a simple bead weaving pattern into something spectacular. Cheri used CzechMates Diamond Beads and Brick Beads to create this cool look. You see the edges of the Diamond Beads when they are used in the pattern, so they give this piece a really fun dimension. Discover even more unique bead shapes from CzechMates here.
- BrandKO Thread, CzechMates