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
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
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
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
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.
- BrandSwarovski, TOHO, Artbeads
Centerline cuffs feature a cut-out center with small holes framing the cut-out, so you can embellish them in unique ways. Cheri made a peyote stitch strip and stitched it onto the cuff using the holes. An Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend provides the perfect color palette for this quick project. Don't be afraid to use different types of beads to embellish your Centerline cuff!
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
If you want to make a completely custom jewelry design, why not make your own jump rings? Cheri created twisted wire jump rings with help from the Beadalon multi-strand wire twister and then linked them together in a bracelet full of style! You can find even more ideas for using twisted wire in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, Beadalon
Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends are perfect for creating matching jewelry sets. Separate out some of the colors to use in one piece and use the other colors in the other piece, or mix and match the colors in both pieces. Cheri used our Frosty Filigree Blend to create these two beautiful bracelets. See more inspiration for using Designer Seed Bead Blends in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, 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
- BrandArtbeads, Beadalon
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.
- BrandKO Thread, Swarovski, Artbeads, TOHO
When you have the perfect mix of colors, it's easy to create fabulous jewelry. Our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend feature dazzling color palettes that allow you to focus on designing without having to pick out colors. Cheri created this loomed bracelet using a random pattern of seed beads from our Lilac Designer Blend. You can see more ideas for using Designer Blends in your projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, KO Thread, TOHO
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
Kilt pin brooches are a versatile style statement you'll want in your wardrobe! These fun accessories can be added to any ensemble for a little pizzazz and now you can make your own. Adorn them with beads, charms and dangles for a personalized look. The instructions below will get you on the way to creating completely custom pins for your jewelry collection.
- BrandArtbeads, Wubbers
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
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
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 Artbeads Swarovski Crystal Pearl Designer Blends are a great option for creating bridal jewelry. You can use an entire blend to make jewelry for the bride and bridesmaids in your wedding party. Our designer Cheri used one tube to make all of these beautiful designs. Mixing and matching components adds personal flair to each piece. With an Artbeads Swarovski Designer Blend on your side, you can create the perfect jewelry for your big day!
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski
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
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
Make your way down a peyote-stitch path this Halloween with our Trick-or-Treat Trail bracelet. Flecks of colorful seed beads are scattered in among the matte black bracelet, while festive fringe creates a bright backdrop. This bracelet is sure to sweeten your holiday style! You can see more of it and other Halloween ideas in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, TierraCast, KO Thread, Artbeads, TOHO
When you combine amazing colors from Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend with the fun loom technique, you can create an unforgettable Summer Tapestry. The colors from the Designer Blends work wonderfully together in this pattern inspired by beautiful patterns found in tapestries. Learn how to make this bracelet to play with color in your designs. You'll also learn how to add selvage to your loomed pieces. For more inspiration on how to use Designer Blends, check out this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Artbeads