Thread wrapping creates a colorful and organic look in this leather bracelet. The beautiful embroidery floss brings the strands of leather together and allows you to easily add your favorite beads at the center of the design. Showcase a fabulous button as the closure for even more style! If you want more thread wrapping inspiration, check out this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandLeather 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!
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
Strands of beautiful beads are braided and swirled around each other to create the look of Twisted Elegance found in this bracelet. Swarovski beads make a stunning display, while strands of TierraCast spacers add texture and dimension. You'll love the unique links used to complete the multi-strand style. Find more inspiration for creating multi-strand jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, Swarovski
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
Wear this eclectic bracelet on November 2nd to honor the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. This bracelet features a diverse collection of components from pewter gothic charms to colorful Czech glass flowers for a spectacular result that is simple enough for beginners to construct.
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
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.
A simple hair style will transform into an elegant bridal look with the help of these fabulous hair ornaments. They will lend your style with delicate and demure accents everyone will notice. Make sure your special event is truly outstanding with unique beaded creations made by you!
- BrandArtistic Wire, Swarovski, WireLace
Our Sylvan Boho leather wrap bracelet is the perfect blend of simple, woodland charm and modern style. The leather features an earthy green color updated with a metallic shimmer, complemented by the silver accents found in the tube beads. This bracelet is adjustable, so wrap it around your wrist however you like!
- BrandLeather Cord USA
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.
- BrandNunn Design
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.
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.
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
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.
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
The beauty of powder blue impression jasper is that the sky blue color of the stone is often accented with a peachy pink matrix. This inspiring combination allows you to pull in more color when creating jewelry. Cynthia paired these Dakota Stones gemstone beads with swaying tassels and regal gold findings for an unforgettable display.
- BrandDakota Stones
You can create a bohemian and exotic look with the help of crescent pendants. Cynthia layered two into this necklace for a look full of dangling fun. Feather and flower charms give this necklace a carefree feel. You can see more ideas for creating exotic and global-inspired jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
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
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
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