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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
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
Sometimes the simplest designs make the biggest statement. This bracelet uses only red leather and a couple of heart components to tell a sweet story. It's a great option for Valentine's Day and can be worn throughout the year. Learn how to make it right here!
- BrandLeather Cord USA, TierraCast
Seed beads make it easy to express yourself in jewelry designs. Cheri used TOHO Treasures to create cute patterns that will add a loving touch to your style. She created a heart and arrow design in the rings she made, but you could easily use these seed beads to create words and other shapes. The TOHO Treasures are fun to work with, thanks to their uniform and cylindrical shape.
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.
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.
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
Actress Ellen Terry portrays Lady Macbeth in a green crocheted dress decorated with jewel beetle wings in a famous John Singer Sargent painting. Our necklace is a perfect homage to that iconic costume. Cheri used a simple crochet stitch to decorate her green thread with Swarovski beads displaying the magical Crystal Scarabaeus Green effect. The shimmering beads twinkle among the thread, just like the beetle wings in Lady Macbeth's dress.
This simple necklace is easy to make and will work with any style. The chain tassel can be made with scraps of leftover chain from other jewelry projects. You can customize the design by choosing your favorite chain styles or mixing up the finishes used. The leaf pendants and leather cord add a bohemian feel!
- BrandTierraCast, Leather Cord USA
A classic bridal style makes these earrings the perfect choice for any wedding! Sparkling Swarovski crystals dance with elegant pearls on a chandelier full of sweet style. They're a great finishing touch for any bride's big day.
The B&B Benbassat octopus charms used in these necklaces add a fun detail to simple pearl designs. Their swirling tentacles look like they are holding the Swarovski crystal pearls in place. They can easily be added to ball chain necklaces, or you could try them on finished necklaces or beaded creations. Play around with these octopus charms and create a look of Captured Pearls in your style.
- BrandSwarovski, B&B Benbassat
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
The Russian spiral stitch allows you to create amazing beaded designs full of mesmerizing style. Cheri used Czech glass fire-polished beads in rainbow colors to create this ombre-style bracelet. She stitched the ends together to show the continuous beauty of the stitch. Learn how to do the Russian spiral stitch and see more design inspiration in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
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.
- BrandFireLine, TOHO, Swarovski
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
Cheri wanted to show just how easy it is to use up any leftover beads you may have from other projects. Often, beads are available by the strand or you over estimate how many beads you need for a project. Keep those leftovers and put them to good use in a crochet design! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to approximately estimate how many beads and how much thread you'll need for a bead crochet project. See this project and more ideas for using your jewelry-making leftovers in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandRaven's Journey, TOHO
Simple earrings are made fabulous with beads in graduated sizes. The style starts with a sparkling Swarovski bead to catch the eye. A Dakota Stones gemstone bead dangles below it, with a small Swarovski pearl to top it all off! Switch up the bead colors for your own take on this design.
- BrandDakota Stones, Swarovski
Tropical colors and sea shell charms make this bracelet stand out as sea-worthy! When using bold and colorful silk ribbon, all you need are a few embellishments for an effective jewelry design. The soft, finished ends of the ribbon can easily be wrapped around the wrist in an easy-going style. Mix up the ribbon color and charms for a whole new style.
When working with wire, you can create your own shapes to wrap beads around. Cheri created a spiraling form as the foundation for this pendant embellished with Swarovski crystal pearls. You can easily showcase this pendant at the center of a necklace or make two for a pair of earrings. You'll love how fun and easy this piece is to make. For more wire-working inspiration, check out this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, Artbeads
Amoracast eternity design frames allow for amazing possibilities in your jewelry! Cheri created a fun look with the help of Swarovski pearls, TOHO Demi rounds, and 11/0 seed beads. The result is a modern look with beads at every turn!
- BrandSwarovski, Amoracast
Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends offer beautiful color combinations to inspire your designs. Cheri used our Black Jade Blend along with fire-polished beads and bugle beads in these fun fringe earrings. She used the colors in the Blend to inspire her color choices for the other beads in the design. You can see more inspiration for using some of our Seed Bead Blends in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandMiyuki, Artbeads
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.
Crocheting with beads can bring a whole new style to your jewelry designs. We love the boho feel of this multi-strand crocheted necklace. Swarovski crystal beads add the perfect amount of sparkle, while SuperUnos provide some dangling style. Learn how to make this necklace and start adding crocheted strands to your projects.
- BrandSwarovski, B&B Benbassat