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
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
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
Our exclusive Bead Mixes from Jesse James Beads include beads and charms of all shapes, sizes, and colors. We love that the bigger beads in the mixes are perfect for the Add-a-Bead bracelet bangles. Dangling charms complete this look. You can make this bracelet in minutes, so it's a great idea for holiday gifts. You'll have enough leftover beads from the mix to make matching earrings and necklaces, too.
- BrandJesse James Beads
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.
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
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
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
A cool bohemian look fills this bracelet design. A magical eye from Grace Lampwork takes center stage on earthy leather, while a slide-on clasp gives you an adjustable length. You can also try this design with other focal beads and different colors of leather for a whole new look.
- BrandLeather Cord USA, Grace Lampwork Beads
It couldn't be easier to create bold and stylish jewelry than with chain and leather on your side! Our vintage reproduction chain easily allows for leather to wrap around the links in a fashionable way. Learn how to make these bracelets for a fun project you can complete in no time! They're a great option for menswear.
- BrandLeather Cord USA, TierraCast
Crocheting with beads can bring a whole new style to your jewelry designs. We love the boho feel of this multi-strand crocheted necklace. Swarovski crystal beads add the perfect amount of sparkle, while SuperUnos provide some dangling style. Learn how to make this necklace and start adding crocheted strands to your projects.
- BrandSwarovski, B&B Benbassat
Velvet ribbon makes a rich foundation for jewelry designs. The soft and luxurious fabric is a perfect option for chokers. Cheri made her velvet choker stand out by adding a seed bead and bicone fringe to the bottom edge. The beads add gleaming scallops that catch the eye and complement the ribbon perfectly. You can see more ideas for using ribbons in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Swarovski
Our Jungle Queen Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend makes a lovely and loopy accent to the TierraCast components at the center of these earrings. The rich colors of the seed beads are a wonderful match for the ethnic look of the V links. Discover more of Cheri's TierraCast favorites in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, TierraCast
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.
The elements of nature make a colorful display in these cute bracelets. Sterling silver charms and links featuring mountains, trees and fish decorate each bracelet, while cool colors keep the designs trendy. Wear them all together or one at a time to switch up your style!
Prepare for a Cosmic Journey with this necklace. This design showcases pieces from the TierraCast Intermix collection, which takes inspiration from planets far away. The textures, patterns, and organic shapes are reminiscent of the surface of the moon. We love how Cheri mixed and matched metals, for an even more out-of-this-world look.
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
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.
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
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.
TierraCast offers all kinds of inspiring components that will create amazing detail in your designs. Cheri used their ethnic bar link as the base for her beaded macrame pendant and then accented the look with beads featuring the same look. Discover more of Cheri's TierraCast favorites in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, BeadSmith, Vintaj