Jesse James Beads offers Bead Mixes that pair perfectly with our beautiful line of Artbeads Designer Blends. Cheri used the Tucson Sunset Bead Mix with our corresponding Seed Bead Blend to create this fabulous charm bracelet. The colors work wonderfully together, so she could put her focus on designing a spectacular jewelry piece. Plenty of beads were left over in the Bead Mix and the Seed Bead Blend, so you can even make matching earrings or a necklace! Choose your favorite Bead Mixes and Seed Bead Blends to make your own version of this design.
- BrandJesse James Beads, Artbeads
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.
TierraCast charms and Swarovski beads create a merry combination in this charm bracelet. Katie added Swarovski bead dangles of all sizes between each charm to create a Christmas look that will warm your heart and spark your creativity. Our Cotton Candy Bracelet inspired her to create this look. Choose your own charms and beads to make your own version of this look!
- BrandSwarovski, TierraCast
This lovely multi-strand necklace boasts gleaming seed beads and sparkling Swarovski rounds in fresh spring colors paired with rich layers of leather and beautiful swirling designs in tube beads and TierraCast spacers. A Seed Bead Blend and Swarovski Blend from the Artbeads Designer Series help make this spring dream come true.
- BrandLeather Cord USA, Artbeads
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
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.
You can create all kinds of fabulous decor and craft items with snowflake frames. Change up the colors, layer the frames and add cool embellishments to your heart's content. These fun snowflakes make excellent winter decorations. Hang them in windows, use them as tree toppers, turn them into ornaments and more!
- BrandDazzle-It, WireLace
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
Memory wire is easy to decorate with all kinds of your favorite beads. Candie used Dakota Stones gemstone beads, Swarovski crystal beads, and seed beads from an Artbeads Designer Blend to decorate this bracelet. You can spice up your memory wire designs with simple embellishments like charms and a strand of jewelry wire, too. Learn how with these instructions and make sure to see more inspiration for memory wire designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Beadalon, Artbeads, Dakota Stones, Miyuki, Swarovski
Filigree embellishments make wonderful focal points in all kinds of jewelry designs. Cynthia used a delicate filigree at the center of this choker and decorated it with a glittering Swarovski flower filigree. It creates a delicate look perfect for a wedding or a night out! Find more ideas for using filigree in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, B&B Benbassat
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.
These fancy crimp end caps make an elegant finish for thicker stringing materials. They are best suited for satin cord and 2mm rubber cord. They are too big for jewelry wire and will not work with suede. These end caps work differently from other crimp ends and this tutorial will show you how to add these components to your designs.
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
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
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!
- BrandBeadSmith, Nymo, Miyuki, B&B Benbassat, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
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
Czech glass flowers and an Artbeads Designer Blend combine beautifully in this delicate necklace design. The turquoise and gold colors gleam magnificently, making this look a wonderful choice for anything from formal occasions to casual outings. Learn more about Raven's Journey Czech glass beads and see other fun jewelry featuring Czech glass in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, Raven's Journey, Swarovski
The masculine color palette of this timeless Rosary is ideal as a gift for the man in your life. Use it during Easter, first communions or during times of prayer.
Stand out in your style with a beautiful focal including a Dakota Stones druzy and a Leather Cord USA suede tassel. These items combine for an effortless bohemian look. The subtle copper accents really add warmth to this textured look. You can find more inspiration for adding tassels to your jewelry in our Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandDakota Stones, 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!
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.
- BrandTOHO, Swarovski, FireLine
When making bracelets to wear together, don't be afraid to try all kinds of materials. Cynthia made these bracelets using leather, cotton cord, and Czech glass fire-polished beads and Forget-Me-Not beads. These bracelets are fun to wear together or you could try wearing one alone. You can see more cute bracelet ideas in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandVintaj, TierraCast
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.
We love the way our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends bring together perfect colors. These colors are so inspiring, Cynthia couldn't help but match them with other beads and components available at Artbeads.com. Take a look at this color party she put together to get inspired for your next project. Want even more inspiration? Check out this Artbeads Cafe episode to see even more color parties put together with our Seed Bead Blends.
- BrandGrace Lampwork Beads, Gardanne Beads, Swarovski, Artbeads, Raven's Journey