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Our Facebook Live Design Challenge videos feature Artbeads Chief Jewelry Designer Cynthia making jewelry with beads picked out by Becky. This Live Challenge Mix features Swarovski Rose Water Opal beads, Gardanne Beads enameled items, a hand-painted focal bead, and laser-etched dagger beads for a charming palette full of garden enchantment. Watch Cynthia design with this mix on Facebook.
- BrandSwarovski, Gardanne Beads, Dakota Stones, Artbeads
When creating bead weaving designs, you want the perfect finishing touches. TierraCast's Finishing Touches collection includes beautiful end pieces that work perfectly with unique bead shapes, like the SuperDuo beads Cynthia used in this design. Work them right into your weaving for a beautiful way to complete your projects.
- BrandTierraCast, Matubo, TOHO
Pearls are a classic choice for wedding jewelry and this set puts Swarovski crystal pearls on display in a unique way. Cynthia made custom dangles with Finial half-drilled beads to add a pop of blue to each pearl dangle. With this look, you can try something simple like a single dangle on a necklace, or go for something a little more detailed, like chandelier earrings. You can see more of this set and other great wedding jewelry ideas in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski
Drops of Wine is a wonderful expression of power and represents this fall's trend of contrast. With its layered Swarovski crystals and natural pearls paired with delicate hand-dyed silk, all in rich shades of purple, this necklace is ideal for making a statement in both casual and elegant situations.
TierraCast's Western Winds collection is the perfect complement to loomed pieces inspired by the Southwest. This unique pattern was finished with a Western button from the collection for a stylish finishing touch. You can see more jewelry made with the Western Winds collection in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, TOHO
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.
We love the scaly look Matubo MiniDuo beads create in this bracelet! MiniDuos are used in the body and fringe of this bracelet, along with seed bead and Swarovski bicone accents. Discover more two-hole bead fun in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandKO Thread, Matubo, Miyuki, Swarovski
Lush green color creates garden beauty in this simple bracelet design. Dakota Stones jade beads make a splash among the richly-hued Scarabaeus Green pearls from Swarovski. The gemstone beads are some of Cynthia's favorites.
- BrandDakota Stones, Swarovski
Step into woodland whimsy with this Dragonfly Daydream necklace. With its fresh, modern colors and enchanting beaded accents, this necklace will become the focus of any stylish look.
- BrandLacy's Stiff Stuff, TOHO, Nymo
Czech glass Ginkgo Leaf Beads are wonderful to work with thanks to their unique shape and two-hole design. Becky came up with this simple stringing project on multiple strands of stretch cord. The multi-strand design allows you to create a striped effect with the beads and the Ginkgo beads nest up beautifully within the pattern.
- BrandMatubo, TOHO
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
Dakota Stones pendant sets feature composite gemstones in beautiful colors that will inspire your designs. This necklace features pink and blue impression jasper pendants that make a splash paired with a Nunn Design frame at the center to draw the eye, hematite spacers for extra shine, and pink crazy lace agate rounds for even more color. You can see more ways Dakota Stones pendant sets inspire designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandNunn Design, Dakota Stones
Drops can make all the different in a jewelry design. They take center stage in this sophisticated necklace. Cynthia made all kinds of drops using Swarovski beads and pendants. With a finishing touch of silk ribbon, this necklace makes for a fabulous display of style. You can find more inspiration for using drops in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends offer beautiful color combinations to inspire your designs. Cheri used our Black Jade Blend along with fire-polished beads and bugle beads in these fun fringe earrings. She used the colors in the Blend to inspire her color choices for the other beads in the design. You can see more inspiration for using some of our Seed Bead Blends in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, Miyuki
Golem Design Studio cabochons are beautiful stoneware focal pieces for your jewelry designs. A fun way to showcase them is to bead embroider around them. Cynthia found the perfect TOHO seed beads to match the cabochon at the center of her necklace. She used a few different bead embroidery techniques for an intricate look.
- BrandGolem Design Studio, TOHO
Seed beads make it easy to express yourself in jewelry designs. Cheri used TOHO Treasures to create cute patterns that will add a loving touch to your style. She created a heart and arrow design in the rings she made, but you could easily use these seed beads to create words and other shapes. The TOHO Treasures are fun to work with, thanks to their uniform and cylindrical shape.
It's fun to come up with new ways to use some of your favorite items. These earrings feature a hoop made from Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire looped around with the help of crimp tubes. This fun look allows you to showcase beads at the center of the hoop, like the Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend and Swarovski heart we used here. Did you receive the kit for these earrings in your order? You'll find the instructions to make the kit here. If you missed out on this free gift with purchase or want to make more, we've provided a shopping list so you can recreate them on your own!
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski
There are so many ways to mix your beads with other materials like fabric and yarn. Cheri created this bracelet with TOHO seed beads and ribbons and yarns on the Ricks Beading Loom. She even knotted her fabrics on the edges of her bracelet to add even more style. You can see more ideas for adding fabrics and fibers into your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe Episode.
Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends are wonderful options for freeform patterns like the one in this 2-drop peyote stitch bracelet. The colors work perfectly together, allowing you to pick up beads at random and see where your imagination takes you. See more inspiration for using Designer Seed Bead Blends in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, TOHO
Czech glass half-drilled Finial beads allow you to create colorful ends for your wire, so you can make customized head pins and embellish your wire work in creative ways. Cynthia used Finials in a variety of colors at the ends of her Swarovski bicone dangles. Each color brings out a different shine in the iridescent finish of the bicones. You could even try this look with Finial beads in one color for a more streamlined style.
- BrandSwarovski, Artbeads
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.
An Artbeads Designer Blend provides the perfect color palette for the patterns in these jewelry pieces. Cynthia used peyote stitch to create a matching ring and bracelet. She used tiny Swarovski pearls at the center of her diamond pattern to make the look stand out even more.
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski