Dragon scale beads create a magical look in this enchanting kumihimo necklace. Their pointed shapes add texture to a simple design and the color is truly wondrous. Learn how to make this mesmerizing necklace and add a Dragon Song to your style!
- BrandJBB, TOHO, FireLine, BeadSmith
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
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
Satin cord creates a colorful look in this flat kumihimo bracelet. The delicious purple and green colors swirl together nicely in the braided design. Learn the technique and then try using your own favorite colors. See more kumihimo ideas in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandDazzle-It, BeadSmith
- BrandS-Lon (Super-Lon), BeadSmith
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
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
You can customize your jewelry designs in unique ways with the help of metal stamps. This fun tassel necklace features a cube bead displaying a tree stamp along with family initials, for a design that speaks to your heritage or a growing family tree. See more ways to incorporate metal stamps into your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandImpressArt, Miyuki, BeadSmith
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
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
Strands of leather from Leather Cord USA create an organically styled weave in this flat kumihimo necklace. Drops from Unicorne Beads look like glass floats dangling from a fisherman's net. Discover other ideas for using kumihimo techniques in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandLeather Cord USA, Unicorne Beads, BeadSmith
Nefertiti was an ancient queen of Egypt and this bracelet looks like a treasure she would have worn. The beautiful patterns are created on the Ricks Beading Loom. Our designer Cheri mixed Czech glass roundels with seed beads for an opulent look fit for an Egyptian queen!
- BrandBeadSmith, TOHO, AlaCarte Clasps, S-Lon (Super-Lon), KO Thread
This stunning bracelet combines layers of soutache with dazzling cup chain and eye-catching gleams of silver light. Pops of green color complete the fabulous look. This bracelet is a treat to look at with all of its glittering style. Follow the steps to make this bracelet and learn new techniques for incorporating beads and cup chain into your soutache designs.
- BrandSwarovski, KO Thread, BeadSmith
The art of kumihimo allows you to be innovative in your jewelry-making and creative in the types of materials you incorporate into your designs. Designer Cheri used strands of SilverSilk to create this kumihimo masterpiece. The result is a bracelet sophisticatedly simple enough to be worn on any occasion and sturdy enough to stand the test of time.
- BrandBeadSmith, SilverSilk, B&B Benbassat
Get lost in the sparkle of this fabulous soutache design. Earthy ribbon and soutache choices combine with metallic and coppery accents to form an amazing color palette centered around the fractals of magnificent light that shine from each facet of the fancy pear stone and rivolis at the center of this bracelet. Once you finish creating this treasure of a design and tie it around your wrist, you'll feel like you've just stepped into an enchanted forest.
- BrandSwarovski, BeadSmith, Nymo
The Czech glass beads in this bracelet create an earthy display full of moss tones, brown soil colors, and leafy greens. The crochet technique adds to the organic feel of this piece. Wrap this bracelet around your wrist and imagine a magical path winding through the forest!
- BrandBeadSmith, TierraCast, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
Colors of a tropical sea come together in this simple yet playful necklace design. This design is a great idea for using up any leftover beads you may have. You'll love coming up with cool color palettes that speak to you. Learn how Cheri created her color palette and then dream up your own version of this necklace!
Please Note: Our designer Cheri used one of our recent Gift with Purchase bead mixes to create this necklace. Cheri separated the free Czech glass beads into separate color palettes. One color palette features purple, green and blue; the other color palette features yellow, pink and orange.
Then, Cheri added in even more beads for each separate color palette. She used Swarovski beads and more Czech glass beads.
She made the necklace in these instructions with the purple, green and blue beads, but she has another color palette for an entirely different creation. You can create your own color palette with any beads you may have on hand, whether they were gifts from us or if they are leftovers from other projects!
- BrandSwarovski, BeadSmith, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
Delicious colors come together in this decadent bracelet design! Cheri used an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend to give her project the perfect color palette full of rich and tantalizing chocolate and caramel tones. You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends in your projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandS-Lon (Super-Lon), KO Thread, AlaCarte Clasps, BeadSmith
Artbeads.com is located in the Pacific Northwest, a location where we learn to embrace the rain! This personalized design is perfect for anyone who loves rain. See more ideas for creating custom jewelry with metal stamps in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandImpressArt, BeadSmith
Tassels and seed beads look so good together, especially in these earrings. Cheri created a fun brick stitch pattern and finished the look with tassels dangling below. You can create tassels out of all kinds of materials. Cheri used S-Lon cord for these beauties. Find more inspiration for adding tassels to your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandBeadSmith, Miyuki
A Boho Bouquet of leather flowers from Lillypilly Designs is on display in this fun wrap bracelet! A simple jump ring closure keeps the focus on the colorful flowers at the center of the design. Once you learn how to make this bracelet, you can modify the length to become a single strand bracelet, a choker or even a head band!
- BrandTierraCast, BeadSmith, Nunn Design, Tandy Leather, Lillypilly Designs