On misty seaside mornings, there is nothing more relaxing than to watch the gentle waves lap up against the sandy shore. Small pebbles tumble and glint in the water, catching light off the sun and clumps of seaweed multiply with each wave. This bracelet captures the feel of calm beaches perfectly and will leave you absolutely Sea Struck.
- BrandTOHO, Dakota Stones
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
Step into woodland whimsy with this Dragonfly Daydream necklace. With its fresh, modern colors and enchanting beaded accents, this necklace will become the focus of any stylish look.
- BrandLacy's Stiff Stuff, TOHO, Nymo
With an Artbeads Designer Blend in the perfect color palette, you can create a fabulous jewelry set just like this one. Cynthia used the Icicle Designer Blend to add frosty colors to her necklace and bracelet. With a mix of bead caps, she also added texture and detail to her pieces. Find your favorite Designer Blend to make this look all your own.
- BrandSwarovski, TOHO, Artbeads
A golden champagne toast is the perfect start to a wedding reception and this golden champagne necklace is the perfect start to any wedding day ensemble! Classic colors combine with hints of bubbly sparkle and golden shine. Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends and Swarovski Crystal Pearl Designer Blends make it easy to put this necklace together. Learn how to make this multi-strand masterpiece and add a luxurious touch to your big day!
- BrandTOHO, Preciosa, Swarovski
The double flat spiral stitch creates a breathtaking display in Cynthia's bracelet. This stitch is simple to accomplish and the results are simply stunning! Switch up the colors and sizes of the beads used for a whole new look. We like to use beads from the Artbeads Designer Series to create a perfectly-coordinated color palette.
- BrandSwarovski, TOHO, Artbeads, FireLine
Beautiful textures combine in this breathtaking necklace design. Cynthia created a textured foundation for the highly detailed Russian artist focal bead by sliding a seed bead Cellini spiral stitch rope over strands of rich leather. A Kabela Design filigree holds the focal in place magnificently. Accents like TierraCast findings and textured rings complete this look you'll love creating and wearing.
- BrandMiyuki, TierraCast, Leather Cord USA, Kabela Design, KO Thread, TOHO, Tulip
Like a solemn rain cloud filled with glistening rain drops, these tassel earrings will shower gray and silver sparkle into your style. Cynthia used an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend for the perfect color palette, then add Swarovski crystal for a glittering effect.
- BrandArtbeads, TOHO, FireLine, B&B Benbassat
Regal colors come to life in this tubular herringbone bracelet. Cynthia used beads from an Artbeads Designer Blend featuring Swarovski Crystal to achieve the perfect color palette for her project. You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Miyuki, Swarovski
Miyuki Tila beads create an interesting design in this Spice Road bracelet. The square-shaped beads create a path of stunning style you'll want to add to every ensemble. Pair your Tila beads with your favorite Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend to add your own twist to this fun design.
- BrandTOHO, FireLine
The Cellini spiral stitch creates a dazzling effect in these bracelets. Seed beads of different colors and sizes create a spiraling effect that can't be beat! The colors are perfectly matched thanks to the use of Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends. Follow the instructions below to learn how to make Cellini spiral bracelets of your own.
- BrandMiyuki, TOHO, KO Thread
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
Our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends are a great option for making your own beaded beads. The colors are perfectly matched, so you can start designing right away! Cynthia used peyote stitch to create the beaded beads that decorate these necklaces. See even more inspiration for beaded beads in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, KO Thread, Miyuki, TOHO
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
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
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
SuperDuos allow you to create jewelry that looks unique! Cynthia created these simple bracelets with her favorite SuperDuos and one of our exclusive Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends. You can use your favorite seed beads and SuperDuos to create your own version of these SuperDuo Delights!
- BrandMiyuki, TOHO, KO Thread, Artbeads
The colors in the Chambray Blush Artbeads Designer Blend bring together soft and sophisticated blue with sweet rose gold. Cynthia used these seed beads in a random pattern for the body of her peyote stitch bracelet, but then added a shining picot edge using only the rose gold beads. As this bracelet shows, whether you mix and match the colors or separate them out, Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends are wonderful options for your designs. Discover more inspiration for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Tulip, KO Thread, Artbeads
Add beads to your knitted hats with ease! Our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends come in beautiful color palettes that are just begging to be paired with your favorite yarn. They are easy to add into knit patterns. Try incorporating them into all kinds of hats. Find more inspiration for customizing your hat style in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, TOHO
The tubular herringbone stitch is given a rustic look in this Ponderosa Pines bracelet. An Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend provides the perfect combination of earthy colors, while Rizo beads bring new pine needle dimension to the design. This bracelet is easy to make and looks fabulous, so get started today!
- BrandTOHO, TierraCast, Artbeads, FireLine
Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Clusters of spiraling beads in purple and green tones create a look of grape vines weaving through a trellis. This look is achieved with the spiral stitch, a simple technique that creates a striking display. Cynthia used beads from the Artbeads Designer Series to create this bracelet. Switch up the bead colors and sizes for your own unique take on this design!
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski, FireLine, TOHO
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
Seed beads can be used in so many ways — even in hair accessories! Cynthia used beautiful seed beads from one of our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends to create a wonderful braided look in her headband. The seed bead strands work wonderfully together and will add some color to your style. You can see other ideas for using beads in hair accessories in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, TOHO, KO Thread
A lovely enameled component from Gardanne Beads pairs wonderfully with colorful seed beads and silk ribbon in a bead embroidered focal that's sure to catch the eye. The fun part about this piece is that the cut-out design allows your chosen bead backing to shine through, adding to the overall design! Meg Mullen designed this necklace for the February 2016 issue of Bead and Button Magazine. See other ideas for using Gardanne Beads items in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, Gardanne Beads, KO Thread, TOHO