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
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
Celtic knots are intricate patterns that seem to never end. With that theme in mind, our designer Cheri created this Tiernan bracelet. The pattern in the seed beads give this bracelet an Irish flair, which is complemented by the Claddagh toggle clasp. See what kind of patterns you can create in your designs with the Ricks Beading Loom on your side!
- BrandArtbeads, KO Thread, TierraCast, TOHO
The Beadalon 3D bracelet jig makes it easy to create continuous wire-wrapped bracelet designs. Artbeads designer Cheri created this fabulous look and incorporated Swarovski crystal beads for a sparkling effect. The combination of blue, brown and copper colors reminds us of the fascinating colors found in the Mediterranean.
- BrandBeadalon, Swarovski, Artbeads
This Halloween set is sure to put a spell on you! The chain web doubles as a pumpkin decoration and an opulent necklace. Add the spider to the necklace or the pumpkin for a little more bling. A glam pumpkin like this one would make an excellent gift or party favor. Put it out as a fall decoration and then wear the necklace on any occasion!
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski
Upgrade your holiday style with beads! Holiday wire forms from The Beadsmith make great Christmas ornaments when decorated with seed beads and fire-polished beads. Choose your favorite colors to perfectly tailor these ornaments to your holiday style.
- BrandArtbeads, TOHO
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
When Swarovski crystals come together in one design, it's truly Wedded Bliss. This bracelet and earrings set combines the classic colors of an Artbeads Swarovski Crystal Pearl Designer Blend with the sparkling beauty of owlet and navette stones. Gunmetal findings make it all pop in a set that will add unique style to weddings, formal nights out and more.
- BrandSwarovski, Artbeads
The Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends allow for so many design options. Each blend features a perfectly coordinated color palette that you can use to make unique patterns. Cheri made a patchwork look with the Woodland Nymph Blend. You can explore other ideas for Designer Blends in this Artbeads Cafe episode. Discover creative ways to incorporate fun colors into your designs with these fabulous Blends!
- BrandArtbeads, Patricia Healey, Leather Cord USA
Simple hoops are made glorious with the help of beads wire-wrapped around the edges. The Czech glass beads give each hoop a colorful tambourine look, as if each one could add a tinkling rhythm to any song. They're sure to add harmony to your style!
- BrandArtbeads, BeadSmith
Wire wrapper frames from Artistic Wire and Swarovski crystals are a perfect match in these simple necklace ideas. Cheri showcased beautiful crystal components in the frames by wrapping wire around them to keep the crystals in place. The result is a sparkling and playful display. See more ideas for using open frames in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, Artistic Wire, Swarovski
When working with wire, you can create your own shapes to wrap beads around. Cheri created a spiraling form as the foundation for this pendant embellished with Swarovski crystal pearls. You can easily showcase this pendant at the center of a necklace or make two for a pair of earrings. You'll love how fun and easy this piece is to make. For more wire-working inspiration, check out this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, Artbeads
Lovely tones of copper are the star of this peyote stitch creation! Cheri used seed beads from an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend to achieve this eye-catching color palette. She complemented the seed beads with small fire-polished beauties to finish the look. Discover more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandKO Thread, TierraCast, Artbeads, TOHO
With the right charms and beads, you can make all kinds of jewelry designs. Cheri combined three different Artbeads Designer Blends to create the color palettes in these bracelets. She decorated each one with a different TierraCast charm. These quick bracelets make excellent gifts for any kind of occasion, so make a bunch now and be prepared for last-minute gift-giving! Discover more of Cheri's TierraCast favorites in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, TierraCast, Artbeads
Here's a subtle Mother's Day idea that can be worn anywhere and anytime. The tassels of this necklace represent the members of designer Cheri's family. The "C" stands for her family's surname, "Carlson." The colors of the beads and tassels were chosen based on the personalities of her family members. You can choose your favorite colors and charms to represent your family members, too! This personalized look is sure to please Mom on her special day.
- BrandBeadSmith, Artbeads, TierraCast, Beadalon
Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends offer beautiful color combinations to inspire your designs. Cheri used our Black Jade Blend along with fire-polished beads and bugle beads in these fun fringe earrings. She used the colors in the Blend to inspire her color choices for the other beads in the design. You can see more inspiration for using some of our Seed Bead Blends in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandMiyuki, Artbeads
Layers and layers of beads make this multi-strand masterpiece stand out! With help from an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend and Czech glass beads, designer Cheri created a color palette that will put you in mind of a desert oasis underneath a setting sun. Find more inspiration for using Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends in your style in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
When the Hunter's Moon fills the night sky, a mysterious red and orange glow pierces the darkness. This striking necklace was made with those kind of mysterious autumn nights in mind. A strand of warmly glittering bicones complement the fierce spike pendant, while matte black chain and findings create a bold backdrop. Like the Hunter's Moon it's named after, this necklace is sure to add an enchanting glow to your style.
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski
Wire bangles are fun to make, easy to customize and look great layered together! Cheri made this bangle with help from the Beadalon Bangle Bracelet Weaver tool. She added her own style to the simple design by adding gemstone beads from Dakota Stones to the look. You can see more of this bracelet and other ideas for creating bangles in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandBeadalon, Artbeads, Dakota Stones
The spiraling shape of this pendant makes the style seem endless. Cheri created this pendant with Artbeads Designer Wire and then wrapped Dakota Stones gemstone beads to the form for a colorful touch. It's the perfect showcase for a necklace. You could make two pendants for a pair of bold earrings. For more wire-working inspiration, check out this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandDakota Stones, Artbeads
Leather and seed beads make a bold combination in these earrings. Cheri decorated strands of leather from Leather Cord USA with beads from an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend. The leather is easy to work with and the seed beads provide the perfect color palette for her design. Switch up the colors to create your own take on this fun design!
- BrandTOHO, Leather Cord USA, Artbeads
Beautiful shades of deep blue come together in this bracelet to create a look that speaks of the night sky gleaming with stars. Cheri used an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend for an easy color palette for this loomed piece. With slightly larger fire-polished beads thrown into the mix, this bracelet has a subtle wavy texture to the edges. Discover more inspiration for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Artbeads
Beautiful seed beads and Swarovski bicones come together in the simple dot stitch to form beaded beads in this stunning jewelry set. The rich, magnificent colors and classic design will put you in mind of treasures found in royal jewelry boxes. Artbeads Designer Cheri experimented with mixing the color palettes of Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends and Designer Blends featuring Swarovski Crystal to achieve her Imperial Trinkets look.
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski, TOHO, KO Thread