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Swarovski crystal and Dakota Stones gemstones are a wonderful match. The sparkle of the Swarovski crystals contrasts nicely with the organic appeal of the cuprite beads in this necklace. A beautiful tassel focal completes the look, adding some bohemian flair. This necklace is perfect for beachy summer styles, cozy fall styles, and everything in between.
- BrandSwarovski, Dakota Stones, Raven's Journey
Sometimes after finishing your jewelry-making projects, you might have beads leftover that you just don't know how to use. There may not be enough for a beaded strand or they don't match other beads you have. This example is a great way to use up those little amounts of leftovers and turn them into a stylish necklace design. These variations are inspired by Cheri's Stormy Weather Necklace. See these projects and more ideas for using your jewelry-making leftovers in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandRaven's Journey, Dakota Stones
We put Cynthia and Cheri to the test in our necklace stringing Artbeads Cafe episode. We presented them with a beautiful array of beads to come up with necklace designs on the spot. Cheri was immediately drawn to the Golem Design Studio bead in this piece. She paired it with Dakota Stones gemstones and Czech glass in a rich look that speaks to her unique style.
- BrandDakota Stones, TOHO, Golem Design Studio, Raven's Journey
A Grace Lampwork focal makes a tropical statement in this beaded necklace. The focal is perfectly complemented by lovely vintage TOHO beads that bring more playful color but elegant shine, as well. Touches of soft pink and little pops of black provide the perfect contrast to the beautiful blue colors on display. Since our vintage TOHO beads are available in limited supply, make sure to check out our Perfect Product Pairings below for other beads you could easily use in this design.
- BrandGrace Lampwork Beads, TOHO, Raven's Journey
This necklace features fun Czech glass beads like daggers for a dainty feathered look. Cheri kept the beads at the center of her design to draw the eye and finished the necklace with sophisticated gold chain. You can see how Cheri came up with this design in our Czech Glass Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandRaven's Journey, CzechMates
With the help of spacer beads, you can create fabulous bracelet patterns. Cheri used rhinestone and TierraCast spacers in her bracelets, to break up the color patterns. These spacers help tie in with the findings she used and they even add some sparkle and shine to the overall look! See lots of inspiration for using spacer beads in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe Episode.
- BrandSwarovski, Raven's Journey
The copper bead caps in this necklace are a wonderful complement to the Rose Gold Swarovski pearls and a lovely contrast to the turquoise blue Czech glass beads. They also look wonderful with the copper chain that finishes the necklace. You can see more inspiration for using bead caps in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, TierraCast, Raven's Journey
Unique shapes make simple stringing projects stand out. Cheri used a Swarovski Galactic bead at the center of this bracelet, along with dangling laser-etched dagger beads. Together, they create a look full of dimension and gleaming color that looks intricate but is easy to achieve!
- BrandRaven's Journey, Swarovski
This jewelry set shows how you can use two different styles of bead caps to highlight the same bead. Cheri used a larger bead cap at the ends of her pear-shaped beads, and chose a smaller bead cap to complement the tapered tops of her pear-shaped beads. Each bead cap is the perfect fit! You can see more inspiration for using bead caps in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandRaven's Journey, TierraCast