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
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
Your holiday season can sparkle and shine with these snowflake crafts! These beautiful beaded snowflakes make excellent gifts and can even be used as tree toppers. You'll love adding this beautiful handmade wonder to your collection of holiday heirlooms.
- BrandSwarovski, Dazzle-It, TOHO, Artistic Wire
The colors of Canyon Rapids come together in this bracelet. Cheri combined copper, coral, and turquoise seed beads in a mesmerizing Cellini spiral stitch rope. The swirling pattern comes to a point at the center of the bracelet, where she added a fun tassel. You can see more ideas for all kinds of bead stitches in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Arcos par Puca crescent beads make it possible to create amazing shapes in your style! These Czech glass beads feature three stringing holes, so bead weaving with these beauties becomes quite exciting. Cheri incorporated them along with other golden beads in her Incan Treasure earrings.
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread
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
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
The Ancient Roman Empire was known for opulence, art and power. Emperors and fine ladies would have surely adorned themselves with jewelry like this bracelet. Seed beads in rich purple and gold colors add a striking balance to the enchanting Miyuki Half Tila beads at the center of this herringbone design. Make this bracelet for yourself and add regal Roman style to your collection of treasures!
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread, Miyuki
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
A bubbly ocean look comes to life in this necklace. The beauty of Swarovski pearls is easily showcased around an Amoracast eternity design frame, while a sparkling sea snail pendant dangles below. When paired with a turquoise satin necklace, these elements will certainly put you in mind of Ocean Bubbles.
- BrandKO Thread, Swarovski, Amoracast, TOHO
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
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
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 pear fancy stone featuring the Royal Green Shiny Lacquer effect takes center stage in this peyote stitch ring! The lush green color of the stone really stands out against the rose gold and champagne seed beads. This fancy stone is part of the Swarovski Innovations for Fall/Winter 2017-18.
- BrandKO Thread, TOHO, Swarovski, Miyuki
Glittering Rose Montees allow this bracelet to take on a lacy, loopy look that will bring elegance to your style. These components feature two crossed stringing holes that allow for endless design possibilities. This bracelet is a wonderful option for wedding wear or you can pair it with a casual ensemble for a sophisticated accent. No matter how you wear it, everyone will notice this fabulous piece of jewelry.
- BrandSwarovski, Preciosa, TOHO
Amazing rose gold tones and a fabulous netted pattern make this necklace gleam like a royal treasure! Swarovski bicones and pearls really dazzle in this design, creating glints and gleams from every angle. This would make a stunning bridal necklace or an eye-catching piece for a fancy night out.
- BrandTOHO, Swarovski, KO Thread
Czech glass Es-O mini beads make beautiful shapes in this stunning bracelet. These unique two-hole beads are perfect for bead weaving, as they nest up beautifully together. This bracelet is a lovely winter design and would even make a nice accent for Valentine's Day. Switch up the colors in this bracelet to express all new style that reflects your personality.
For a winning display in your style, try combining seed beads with delicate chain! Slide seed beads over the chain to make quick necklaces that you can layer together or wear alone. Switch up the colors to create a look suited to your taste. You can see more ideas for creating delicate jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Not all 8/0 seed beads will fit over the chain used in this project. Because these seed beads are a tight fit over the chain, you may have to try out different beads in the batch to find ones that fit.
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
Orca whales are known for their black and white markings. These colors look slick and smooth underwater and also glisten beautifully above the surface of the sea. The SuperDuo beads on display in this bracelet capture that look wonderfully. The SuperDuo Duet beads shimmer back and forth from black to white thanks to their special dual coating, while a diamond pattern at the center of the bracelet adds even more detail.
- BrandTOHO, Matubo, TierraCast
CzechMates Cabochon Beads and Beam Beads create a look of ancient temple steps hidden in the jungle. This multi-strand style is easy to put together and will create an intricate look. The simple stringing technique looks like a woven project thanks to the different beads used.
- BrandTierraCast, TOHO, CzechMates
Czech glass Emma beads feature three-stringing holes and a unique triangular shape that will bring unforgettable dimension to your jewelry designs. Artbeads Designer Cheri used them as the base of her beaded earrings. They bring depth and drama to this enchanting look. Swarovski crystal beads add sparkling accents that will draw the eye.
- BrandTOHO, Swarovski
Update your style with a magical touch for your hair! This headband is made with Czech glass Tipp beads, the perfect accents for dimension and mesmerizing color. Seed beads and fire-polished beads in matching colors complete the look. Change up these colors to create your own take on this design. You'll find even more inspiration for making your own hair accessories in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
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