Colors of the Aurora Borealis create a magical display in this kumihimo necklace. Cynthia incorporated Rizo beads into her kumihimo braid, which bring the shimmering colors often found in Northern skies. See more ideas for incorporating kumihimo into your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandBeadSmith, TierraCast, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
Bring some texture and dimension to your seed bead designs with Czech glass Minos Par Puca Beads and TOHO Demi Rounds. They really make the look pop in this memory wire creation. Switch up the colors to suit your style. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, BeadSmith
Gorgeous colors of a flowing river come together in this beautiful memory wire bracelet. The gemstone chip beads add amazing texture, while the fire-polished beads create a rich shine. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Mysterious and captivating colors combine in this wondrous necklace design. Cynthia used Designer Blends from the Artbeads Designer Series to create the perfect bead embroidered backdrop for her Czech glass button focal. Silk ribbon in sultry nighttime colors complete this look, perfect for an evening out!
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski, TOHO, Hana Thread, Angel Findings, BeadSmith
Artbeads Designer Blends featuring Swarovski Crystal are perfect for creating inspiring color palettes in your designs. Cynthia used our Warm Autumn blend to create a display reminiscent of leaves changing color in the fall. TierraCast leaf and tree charms add to the harvest-time feeling. See more ideas for kumihimo projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, JBB, S-Lon (Super-Lon), Artbeads, BeadSmith
Bring meaning to your style with this Mala necklace. In meditation, Mala prayer beads are used as a way of keeping count while repeating a mantra. This necklace features gemstone beads from Dakota Stones for enhanced spiritual meaning. 108 beads are used along with a guru bead, which signifies the end of one round in the prayer circle. The tassel serves as a symbol of enlightenment. Let this necklace inspire you to create Mala jewelry featuring your favorite gemstones.
- BrandDakota Stones, BeadSmith, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
Memory wire makes a great base for all kinds of jewelry designs. Cynthia combined earthy fire-polished beads with TierraCast spacers and spacer bars for an organic style. She used suede to keep the ends of the bracelet secure and it creates an adjustable look. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, BeadSmith
Regaliz offers hollow cord options that slide easily onto memory wire. They allow you to create unique memory wire designs that will stand out as polished and professional. Cynthia used the hollow corduroy rubber cord and braided cork cord for this stylish necklace and bracelet set. Eye-catching tube beads complete the look on both pieces. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandRegaliz, BeadSmith
- BrandDazzle-It, BeadSmith
Add a splash of seaside sunset color with this beautiful bracelet. The cheery colors and bold dimension ensures that summer stays a part of your everyday style!
- BrandS-Lon (Super-Lon), BeadSmith, B&B Benbassat, Miyuki, Nymo
With a fabulous peacock Czech glass button as inspiration, Cynthia created a bead embroidered masterpiece! This necklace boasts all the colors of a proud peacock thanks to bright silk ribbon, an Artbeads Designer Blend featuring Swarovski Crystals in the perfect hues, seed beads, and even lovely bead caps from Gardanne Beads. With step-by-step instructions, you can easily create this piece and add a Peacock Dance to your style.
- BrandGardanne Beads, Angel Findings, BeadSmith, Artbeads, Swarovski, Lillypilly Designs
The peach has long been the symbol of longevity, and patina pieces are able to stand the test of time. Celebrate everlasting love that knows no bounds with this sweet, sparkling bracelet balanced by elegant crystal pearls and unique copper accents. It's a wonderful twist on traditional romantic designs!
- BrandFireLine, Swarovski, Patricia Healey, BeadSmith
The way glass can tell a story is truly magical. Everything about this necklace, from the lampwork focal bead to the glass seed beads, celebrates the inspiring and beautiful style of glass artistry. Add in the wondrous colors of an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend, and your stylish story is complete! This necklace will make you feel like you stepped into an enchanted glass garden.
- BrandS-Lon (Super-Lon), TOHO, Lacy's Stiff Stuff, Swarovski, Artbeads, BeadSmith, KO Thread, Lillypilly Designs, Grace Lampwork Beads
A beautiful medley of beads and charms create a lush Spring Scene in this memory wire bracelet. Czech glass beads in different styles create unforgettable texture and dimension, but still look cohesive thanks to the turquoise tones. Cute tassels dangling from the ends of the bracelet add even more color. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandBeadSmith, Matubo
Beautiful blush tones create a sweet display in this double flat spiral stitch bracelet. Cynthia used Artbeads Designer Blends to bead around the Iridescent Red Swarovski crystal pearls at the center of this look. The soft pink tones of the Designer Blends make for a delicate backdrop for the intense hue of the pearls. You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Artbeads, BeadSmith, FireLine, Swarovski
Dragonflies are magical and mysterious creatures that flit through the air with shining beauty. This bold necklace captures that enigmatic style perfectly. Coppery elements mingle with dark and dazzling colors to create an unforgettable design. Dragonfly Island is sure to have you buzzing about jewelry-making!
- BrandKO Thread, TOHO, BeadSmith, Lillypilly Designs, Swarovski, Patricia Healey
Like winding paths in a misty forest glen, this necklace features swirling layers of soutache that will take you on a magical journey! Follow the rows of Swarovski pearls, seed beads and soutache and discover the ultimate in style. Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends and Swarovski Bicone Designer Blends come together to complete the look. What magic will you find in this Enchanted Forest?
- BrandSwarovski, TierraCast, KO Thread, BeadSmith, TOHO
It's fun incorporating different beads into kumihimo braids. Cynthia added three different kinds of beads in this bracelet: seed beads, fire-polished beads and gemstone chips. The result is a look full of texture and soothing color. See more ways to play with kumihimo in your jewelry-making projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandMiyuki, S-Lon (Super-Lon), BeadSmith, TierraCast
All year long, the cactus waits for rain so it can release a flower bud, anticipating the moment it can burst to life. Much like when we wait for fall to save us from long days and sweltering blacktops, the soothing autumn air moves in and blesses the cactus with just a kiss of precipitation so its flower can bloom. The warm copper accents in this necklace are cooled by small drops of turquoise-jade pearls, a refreshing combination perfect for fall fashion.
- BrandSwarovski, BeadSmith, Kabela Design, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
Follow the pattern of warm, amber tones and delightful greens to the feminine floral end of this bracelet! This idea is a great way to use your favorite button and put together a fun palette of seed beads.
- BrandBeadSmith, FireLine
Memory wire makes a splash in this Mumbai bracelet. It effortlessly allows you to combine beads and braided cork cord from Regaliz for a bangle that's sure to stand out. Dangling tassels complete the eclectic look. You can see more inspiration for creating memory wire jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandJBB, Regaliz, BeadSmith
"La Vie en Rose" is a classic French song and quintessential phrase that translates to "Life in Pink", but is really more about living in a state of bliss or joy. With metal stamps, Cynthia added the phrase to her sweet bracelet, along with Nunn Design charms and cheerful colors courtesy of an Artbeads Designer Blend. Discover even more fun ideas for adding metal stamps in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandImpressArt, Artbeads, Swarovski, BeadSmith, Nunn Design
Mint and chocolate colors swirl along with sparkling Swarovski beads, coppery findings, and rhinestone cup chain to create a truly delicious look. Cynthia braided all of the strands of her bracelet together, for a chunky, textured look you're sure to fall in love with. See more ideas for braided jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Bangles are easy to decorate with charms to give your style a personal twist. This bangle was created on the Beadalon 3D bracelet jig and then was decorated with charms representing a graduate. The tassels represent her school colors, while the horseshoe represents her love of horses. You can add your favorite charms to make a design unique to you!
- BrandArtistic Wire, Beadalon, Artbeads, BeadSmith