Here is a slight twist on the traditional rosary. Instead of wire looped links it is all strung on Soft Flex stringing wire. Simple to make, but precise in design, so follow the count on the instructions closely.
Rivoli rhinestones from Swarovski are the star of this bracelet. The rich green gleam of the Rivolis pairs nicely with the rustic brown leather and vintage brass findings. You can see how Cynthia made this bracelet and more ways to use Rivolis in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandLeather Cord USA, Swarovski, JBB
In these earrings, the dramatic look of skull flatbacks combine with the soft beauty of Crystal Iridescent Light Blue pearls. Cynthia effortlessly added the skulls to this look with help from glue pads. Choose your favorite flatbacks for an all new look. Discover even more inspiration for adding Swarovski components to your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, TierraCast
In the Alaskan Sky, wintery colors of frigid air dance with the multi-colored magic of the Aurora Borealis. These jewelry pieces take inspiration from that medley of colors. Swarovski Rivolis decorate each piece, for a unified look filled with colors that will put you in mind of the Northern Lights shimmering in a frosty sky. You can see more ideas for adding Rivoli rhinestones to your style in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
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
A simple style is enhanced with leafy details thanks to Vintaj brass components. Cynthia accented the magical colors of the Swarovski crystal pearls in this bracelet with Vintaj's sweet bead caps and lovely leaf charm. The contrast of the rich brass and bright pearls is unforgettable!
- BrandSwarovski, Vintaj
Leather Cord USA tassels are easy to use because they come already made. All you have to do is dress it up with a bead cap and add it to your piece. Cynthia even added a Swarovski sew-on stone for more glamour. You can find more ideas for using tassels in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, Leather Cord USA
A chorus of captivating colors come to life in these dangling earrings. The crystal bicones and drops perfectly pick up the hypnotic purple and green colors of the pearls at the center. Crystal Paradise Shine and Iridescent Purple are two colors from the Fall/Winter 2015/16 Swarovski Innovations that work perfectly together every time!
With metal stamping, you can be as precise or imprecise as you like. Cynthia created a random stamped pattern filled with flowers and an owl at the center. Thanks to the fun stamped pattern and the added Bicone dangles, the owl looks like he is surrounded by a beautiful nest. You can see more jewelry made with metal stamping techniques in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, ImpressArt, 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!
- BrandTOHO, Patricia Healey, BeadSmith, Lillypilly Designs, KO Thread, Swarovski
Gardanne Beads components make wonderful starts for any design. Cynthia was inspired by the misty and stony green colors and subtle red hints of the heart charm at the center of this necklace. The colors found in the heart inspired the rest of the colors on display! Get inspired by other Gardanne Beads components in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, Gardanne Beads, TierraCast
Regal purple Rivoli rhinestones make a sparkling statement in these simple ring and necklace pieces. They are a fun and fast way to dress up any look. You can use your favorite colors to make this look all your own. Find more ideas for using Swarovski Rivolis in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Filigree components are a fun way to create your own focal points in designs. Cynthia layered filigree embellishments and topped them off with a Swarovski crystal rhinestone for the ultimate style statement. You can find more ideas for using filigree in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, Kabela Design
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!
- BrandSwarovski, Hana Thread, Angel Findings, BeadSmith, Artbeads, TOHO
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.
- BrandGrace Lampwork Beads, TOHO, S-Lon (Super-Lon), BeadSmith, Artbeads, Lacy's Stiff Stuff, Swarovski, KO Thread, Lillypilly Designs
This fascinating necklace includes all of the magical colors of a desert oasis at sunset. Vivid turquoise blues mingle with rich Bordeaux colors, while hints of gold twinkle majestically. The trendy tassel dangling at the end of the Czech glass button focal brings it all together. You'll love wearing this necklace at the office, for a night on the town or anywhere else!
- BrandSwarovski, KO Thread, TOHO, Artbeads
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately eight inches. Slide a 925/10 silver-filled 2x2mm crimp tube on one end, followed by a 6mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump ring. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a TierraCast antique silver 5mm beaded spacer and a Swarovski 10mm round Crystal Pearlescent White pearl to the wire and repeat four times.
Magical colors swirl together in this sophisticated earring set. The captivating Iridescent Purple coin pearls are brewing with mysterious hints of dark green shimmer, the perfect complement to the small bicones in Crystal Paradise Shine. These two colors from the Fall/Winter 2015/16 Swarovski Innovations are sure to cast a sparkling spell on your style!
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.
- BrandLillypilly Designs, BeadSmith, Swarovski, Angel Findings, Artbeads, Gardanne Beads
A medley of mesmerizing gemstone colors certainly makes a splash in this eye-catching necklace. Beautiful Mardi Gras impression jasper focal beads from Dakota Stones feature a vibrant array of colors, while Swarovski crystal pearls and lapis spacers provide a rich backdrop. This necklace is easy to make but thanks to the amazing beads, it will make an amazing impact on your style.
- BrandDakota Stones, Swarovski
You can make anything your heart desires with Artbeads Designer Wire! Cynthia made a sweet heart shape then added beads by wire-wrapping them onto the heart frame. Dakota Stones gemstones and Swarovski beads from an Artbeads Designer Blend come together beautifully. She even finished the necklace with Artbeads Designer Wire by creating an S-hook clasp with a touch of blue to match the color palette of the beads. Learn how to make this necklace in our Artbeads Shaped Designer Wire Artbeads Cafe episode, or follow our step-by-step instructions.
- BrandSwarovski, Artistic Wire, Dakota Stones, Artbeads
As these delicate jewelry pieces show, it's simple to achieve Refined Style. Cynthia used dainty ball chain, sparkling cup chain, and other elements to create lovely jewelry pieces that you can wear layered together or all alone. For more inspiration on creating delicate jewelry, make sure to watch this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Pearl enhancers help you to easily dress up your pearl strands. This necklace features a Swarovski pendant attached with an enhancer. You can easily take the pendant on and off with the enhancer depending on what kind of look you want to achieve. Learn more about pearl enhancers and other cool items you might not know we have in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandGriffin, Swarovski
The beauty of this necklace comes from the embellished Rivoli focals. Peyote bezels lay the foundation for impressive decorative edges that open up like blossoming petals around the stunning Rivoli centers. The kaleidoscope of color on display in this necklace is sure to leave everyone dazzled!
- BrandTOHO, Swarovski, Miyuki, JBB, FireLine