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
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
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
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
Warm colors of baked earth create a breathtaking display in this bracelet. SuperDuos are stitched together in a unique pattern that will add mesmerizing accents to your style. The red clay and dark copper colors are perfect for fall attire, a summer evening out or any other occasion!
- BrandTierraCast, TOHO, KO Thread
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Czech glass Infinity Mini beads create a fun look of endless style in these two bracelets. Cheri used Hana beading thread in contrasting color to add even more style. These bracelets look great stacked together, so find your favorite colors and make as many as you want.
- BrandHana Thread, TOHO
Dusty colors of the desert and a fun loomed pattern give this seed bead bracelet a Southwest feel. With the Ricks Beading Loom, you can create all kinds of fun patterns. See more ideas for creating patterns with this loom in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread, TierraCast
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
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
With the right beads, you can create shapes straight out of your imagination. Cheri used CzechMates Cabochon Beads and Czech glass Prong Beads to create a sea urchin style in her necklace. By attaching Cabochon Beads in different colors to each other, she even made this unique look reversible, giving you even more style options. Learn how to make this necklace and then start dreaming up your own beaded creations using these beads.
- BrandCzechMates, TOHO
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
Don't put your style on lockdown this Halloween. This holiday is all about switching it up and this design will give you lots of different options. Wear it as a wrap bracelet or a necklace! It also makes a wonderful decoration on a festive pumpkin. If you're going to a Halloween party, present this pumpkin to the host so she can use it as a decoration and then wear the jewelry all year round!
- BrandTOHO, Swarovski, WireLace