The Soulful Spirit collection from TierraCast includes beads that are perfect for making Mala necklaces. The collection includes Guru beads, which are traditionally used at the center of Mala necklaces, as it signifies the end of one round in the prayer circle. The Guru bead at the center of this necklace features a lotus design, which works well with other lotus elements from the TierraCast collection. You can see more from the Soulful Spirit collection in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, Dakota Stones
Dzi beads from Dakota Stones combine perfectly with Czech glass beads in this earthy necklace. The Dzi beads display cool swirling patterns that are perfectly accented by the outstanding drop shapes, rondelles and flat briolettes. Cynthia completed the design with a bold TierraCast clasp, one of her favorites. Find more inspiration for using clasps in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, Dakota Stones, Raven's Journey
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
Playful sparkle fills this wonderful bracelet. It showcases Swarovski clover beads that work well in St. Patrick's Day looks, but are also subtle enough to be worn any time of the year. Clovers are a symbol of luck, so make sure you bring good fortune to your style with this simple yet stunning design.
Cheri loved combining luxurious Velvet Brown pearls from Swarovski with the luxurious accents of gold in this bracelet. When adding the clasp, she wanted something that would move well when worn. She made sure to use wire guards to not only give her piece the movement she wanted but also to protect her jewelry wire. You can learn about more of our favorite findings in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Dreamy bead colors and delicate antique brass accents create a Midsummer Night's Dream in this bracelet design. You'll definitely feel like you're dreaming when you wear this surprisingly lightweight multi-strand piece!
- BrandMiyuki, JBB, Dakota Stones
Guru beads feature three stringing holes and includes a smaller tower bead, which holds the ends of your stringing material together, as seen in this Lapis and Lace Necklace. These beads are traditionally used in Mala jewelry. Malas are used with a prayer, or mantra, to meditate. Many malas feature a guru bead at the center of the design. This focal bead signifies the end of one round in the prayer circle. Learn how to add this meaningful bead to your jewelry designs.
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.
- BrandLeather Cord USA, Dakota Stones, TierraCast
Clasps are an integral part of jewelry-making and often they can draw attention just as much as other components. This bracelet showcase a multi-strand cameo clasp at the center of the design. Cheri used Beadlinx chain and her own beaded links featuring Swarovski crystals for a sophisticated look full of style. Find more inspiration for using clasps in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandBeadlinx, Swarovski
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.
Floral detailing and rich tones give this rosary an ornate appearance. Make this rosary as a hand-crafted gift for a friend who shares your faith, or use it yourself for daily prayers and mediations. It is created using simple stringing techniques and can be made in less than an hour. This rosary can be altered to incorporate a crucifix instead of a simple cross charm, if desired.
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
Two-hole beads open up a world of possibility for your jewelry designs! Cynthia used Kheops par Puca triangle beads along with Miyuki Half Tila beads to create a fun pattern in these dangling earrings. You can discover even more two-hole beads and jewelry inspiration in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandKO Thread, Miyuki
Mala necklaces are traditionally used in meditation, but they have also become popular options for yoga jewelry style. Mala-style bracelets are a wonderful variation on the style, providing you with a piece that can be worn with anything for a little more meaning. You can learn how to make this bracelet, featuring pieces from TierraCast's Soulful Spirit collection, with our video tutorial.
- BrandTierraCast, Dakota Stones
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.
- BrandDakota Stones, TierraCast
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
There are all kinds of clasps you can use in your jewelry designs, but some of the most creative also double as a pendant. The winged cameo at the center of this necklace draws the eye and also keeps things together thanks to the small box clasp mechanism to one side. Discover other creative clasp inspirations in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, TierraCast
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, but you can choose whatever Jesse James Bead Mix you like. 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
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
The fascinating colors found in the Dakota Stones pendant at the center of this necklace inspired Cynthia to create a color palette reminiscent of Arabian Nights. The lapis and bronzite found within the gemstone focal looks perfect with deep blue round lapis beads, Czech glass melon beads in a rich gold, and fun copper accents.
- BrandTierraCast, Dakota Stones
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.
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