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.
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
The Make a Statement collection from TierraCast is filled with components that stand out. This bracelet pairs the ethnic bar link from the collection with Czech glass DiamonDuo beads, for a fun look full of angles. The patterns on the link are the perfect match for the diamond shape of the beads. This piece looks like intricate bead weaving, but it's simple stringing. You can see more inspiration from TierraCast's Make a Statement Collection in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
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
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
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.
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
Our exclusive Bead Mixes from Jesse James Beads include beads and charms of all shapes, sizes, and colors. We love that the bigger beads in the mixes are perfect for the Add-a-Bead bracelet bangles. Dangling charms complete this look. You can make this bracelet in minutes, so it's a great idea for holiday gifts. You'll have enough leftover beads from the mix to make matching earrings and necklaces, too.
- BrandJesse James Beads
- BrandMiyuki, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
Beadlinx chain gives this simple necklace an intricate look. Cheri added links decorated with Czech glass roundels to add even more interest to this piece. This lovely continuous design can be worn in many different ways. Wear it in an asymmetrical fashion, or group the two strands in different combinations. You'll love the effortless style of this necklace.
This necklace features a strand interspersed with Czech glass beads links and a strand that is simply Beadlinx chain. The strand with Czech glass beads uses approximately two feet of Beadlinx chain. The plain Beadlinx chain strand uses about 22 inches. There will be enough components left to make a matching bracelet featuring Beadlinx chain and Czech glass beads if you desire.
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
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
Beadlinx chain makes a wonderful foundation for a variety of jewelry designs. It's easy to use as-is because it features links with beads already attached. You can also have fun making your own links with other beads to intersperse throughout the chain. You can even take the beads from the chain and use them in new ways. Cheri does it all in this cute necklace. For more ideas about using chain in your jewelry, check out this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, Vintaj, Beadlinx
Sometimes the simplest designs make the biggest statement. This bracelet uses only red leather and a couple of heart components to tell a sweet story. It's a great option for Valentine's Day and can be worn throughout the year. Learn how to make it right here!
- BrandLeather Cord USA, TierraCast
This fabulous multi-strand necklace tells the story of designer Cynthia's native land, New Caledonia. From the blue gemstone featured at the center to the hints of gold, silver and sea green, this necklace is filled with style elements inspired by the wonders of a sunny island.
- BrandDakota Stones, TierraCast, Swarovski
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
A cool bohemian look fills this bracelet design. A magical eye from Grace Lampwork takes center stage on earthy leather, while a slide-on clasp gives you an adjustable length. You can also try this design with other focal beads and different colors of leather for a whole new look.
- BrandLeather Cord USA, Grace Lampwork Beads
It's fun to create unforgettable styles with Dakota Stones gemstones. This jewelry set features star cut aquamarine beads in both the necklace and bracelet. The gemstones are complemented by shining gold components, like the TierraCast lotus petal spacers and tube beads. The TOHO seed beads make wonderful spacers between the gemstones, too.
- BrandTierraCast, Dakota Stones
Arcos par Puca crescent beads make it possible to create amazing shapes in your style! These Czech glass beads feature three stringing holes, so bead weaving with these beauties becomes quite exciting. Cheri incorporated them along with other golden beads in her Incan Treasure earrings.
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread
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
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this versatile bracelet which is suitable for both men and women! Using a simple weave technique, this design produces an evenly spaced band of beads and can incorporate any colors you choose.
- BrandSwarovski, Griffin