You'll love the amazing color palette and textures on display in this necklace. Cynthia used the beads from a Dakota Stones graduated collar set to create this necklace and the Snoqualmie and Angeline designs, as well. As Cynthia shows, these gemstone sets go a long way in making your style stand out.
- BrandDakota Stones
Create personalized charms in minutes using this simple design. These endearing charms use just a few components and can display any color combination you choose. Use them to embellish household décor or dangle them from jewelry for a lovely result. Each charm requires a headpin, two seed beads, a bead cap and a round bead. Feel free to mix and match components or try different beads. We chose to use Swarovski round pearl beads for their smooth surface and lovely pearlescent luster. Make sure that you use bead caps that are the correct size for your beads.
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
Arcos par Puca beads and Minos par Puca beads are the perfect match in this beaded beauty! The barrel shape of the Minos par Puca beads fit perfectly within the crescent shape of the Arcos par Puca beads. Cheri even used the unique shape of these beads to create a beaded toggle clasp to complete her creation. Learn how to make this bracelet for yourself and switch up the colors for your own take.
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread
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.
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
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
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
- BrandMiyuki, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
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.
Dakota Stones gemstone beads are a perfect match for TierraCast spacers. These two options look beautiful together on strands of rich leather from Leather Cord USA. The look is completed with a Glu-N-Go clasp. Candie switched out the lobster clasp for a TierraCast hook for an even more stylized look. Watch Candie make this bracelet in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandDakota Stones, TierraCast, Leather Cord USA
- BrandNunn Design
Queen Guinevere was a lady of such mystery and beauty that she led to the downfall of Arthur's court. This elegant necklace looks like something she might have worn during the height of her reign. Simple elements like a crystal pendant and pre-made chain allow you to create it in just minutes!
We love how easy it is to work with interchangeable jewelry. Cheri created a reversible focal for this cuff bracelet. One side displays a Swarovski pearl cabochon and the other side features a sparkling flatback. Flip the focal depending on what kind of look you want. You can make even more focal pieces for this bracelet and create an accessory for every style.
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
End caps and crimp ends can provide professional looking results to your jewelry pieces. As indicated by the name, they are most often used to finish the ends of jewelry. We have expanded our selection of end caps and crimp ends to accommodate your every need. We have a large assortment to choose from and here we will show you some tips on how to use the different styles in your jewelry.
Strands of leather from Leather Cord USA create the striking foundation for this whimsical ocean-themed necklace. Candie Cooper finished the ends of her multi-strand piece with even more leather, for a piece that looks organic from start to finish. See how she made this necklace in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, Leather Cord USA, Dakota Stones
Fascinating golden brown colors mingle with hints of waterfall blue in the Dakota Stones beads at the center of this design. Cynthia used the beads from a graduated collar set to create this necklace and the Angeline and Clear Creek designs, as well. As Cynthia shows, these gemstone sets go a long way in making your style stand out.
- BrandDakota Stones
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.
Crocheting with beads can add amazing style to your jewelry designs. Cynthia featured a beaded crochet rope in her elegant necklace. She chose an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend and an Artbeads Swarovski Designer Blend in complementary colors, so the perfect color palette was already picked out for her. Choose your favorite blends to use in this design and start making fabulous jewelry, just like this necklace!
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski, TOHO
Rock the sidewalk like a catwalk and show off your style with this hot bracelet idea. With cool color and rich texture this urban-chic idea will bring together any outfit.
- BrandTierraCast, Grace Lampwork Beads
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
Mala prayer beads, or Malas, are traditionally used for keeping count while repeating a mantra and are often used in meditation. They generally include 108 beads, since the number is seen as sacred in some cultures. Using different gemstone beads adds even more meaning to Malas. This Mala-inspired necklace features black gold Amazonite beads from Dakota Stones, a gemstone believed to be calming and excellent for communication.
- BrandSwarovski, Dakota Stones
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