Create personalized charms in minutes using this simple design. These endearing charms use just a few components and can display any color combination you choose. Use them to embellish household décor or dangle them from jewelry for a lovely result. Each charm requires a headpin, two seed beads, a bead cap and a round bead. Feel free to mix and match components or try different beads. We chose to use Swarovski round pearl beads for their smooth surface and lovely pearlescent luster. Make sure that you use bead caps that are the correct size for your beads.
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
String-on clasps make finishing your jewelry designs easy. These cool findings allow you to create adjustable lengths within your projects. Cheri used them with two-tone beading chain completed with colorful tassels. You can switch up the colors to create a look that's tailored to your style.
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
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
We love how easy it is to work with interchangeable jewelry. Cheri created a reversible focal for this cuff bracelet. One side displays a Swarovski pearl cabochon and the other side features a sparkling flatback. Flip the focal depending on what kind of look you want. You can make even more focal pieces for this bracelet and create an accessory for every style.
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.
Does your mom love the beach and all things summer? If so, she'll love this necklace and earring combination that features a bright coral color palette and fun, beach-inspired pendants. As an added bonus, these designs are so simple to create, that even beginning jewelry makers can complete them. For fun alternative components see the list below.
Celebrate the holidays with the sparkle of Swarovski BeCharmed Beads. The beads at the center of these chain tassel necklaces glitter with stars and fireworks, perfect for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Choose your favorite or make all three for fabulous accessory options throughout the holiday season.
A cool bohemian look fills this bracelet design. A magical eye from Grace Lampwork takes center stage on earthy leather, while a slide-on clasp gives you an adjustable length. You can also try this design with other focal beads and different colors of leather for a whole new look.
- BrandLeather Cord USA, Grace Lampwork Beads
Cheri created a menagerie of style with these cute critters! These charms and pendants feature a pronged bezel setting on the back of each one. You can fill these settings with scraps of leather, fabric and ribbon, as well as other materials. Get creative and see what materials you prefer peeking out behind these cute animals! Add them to finished necklaces and bracelets for quick style.
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
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
Enhance your style with a simple choker. This choker comes already assembled with a chain extender and lobster clasp, so it's easy to design a fabulous look. Choose your favorite charm and add it to the center. You could even try stitching beads onto the surface of this choker, adding flatbacks, or wearing it as-is.
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
Czech glass tango beads feature unique triangle shapes with two stringing holes. These beads can provide your designs with amazing style! Artbeads designer Cheri used them to form a colorful diamond shape in her earrings. Switch up the colors to make this style all your own.
- BrandSwarovski, KO Thread
With these bracelet bases, it's easy to create sparkling style. These bracelets feature settings made for Swarovski Rivolis, so you can quickly accessorize your style. Choose your favorite colors to make jewelry designs that reflect your sparkling personality.
Rivoli cup chain makes it easy to add some sparkle to your style. These cup chain settings are easily filled with Swarovski Rivoli Rhinestones for an unforgettable display. They can be incorporated into necklaces and earrings like Cheri did here, or you can even try them in bracelets. The sky is the limit when creating with these findings.
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
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)
Beadlinx chain gives this simple necklace an intricate look. Cheri added links decorated with Czech glass roundels to add even more interest to this piece. This lovely continuous design can be worn in many different ways. Wear it in an asymmetrical fashion, or group the two strands in different combinations. You'll love the effortless style of this necklace.
This necklace features a strand interspersed with Czech glass beads links and a strand that is simply Beadlinx chain. The strand with Czech glass beads uses approximately two feet of Beadlinx chain. The plain Beadlinx chain strand uses about 22 inches. There will be enough components left to make a matching bracelet featuring Beadlinx chain and Czech glass beads if you desire.
Acorns conjure up cozy memories of colorful leaves drifting in crisp autumn air. This charming pendant pairs inviting earth tones with brilliant metallic accents for a look that is both earthy and high fashion. Although this design appears complex, it is surprisingly simple to construct.
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