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
Bring some texture and dimension to your seed bead designs with Czech glass Minos Par Puca Beads and TOHO Demi Rounds. They really make the look pop in this memory wire creation. Switch up the colors to suit your style. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, BeadSmith
To start the technique for making the seed bead caps for the tassels, string 30 Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized Muscat bronze Delicas onto the thread, tie the thread in a circle, and knot. Add one more row of Muscat bronze Delicas using the tubular peyote technique.
- BrandBeadalon, BeadSmith, TOHO, Miyuki, KO Thread
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
The 1-step looper from the BeadSmith makes it easy to create fascinating designs. Teri used it to connect dangles together in a unique way in this earring set. Learn how to make these earrings and discover how this tool can help you in your projects!
- BrandBeadSmith, Dakota Stones
Mysterious and captivating colors combine in this wondrous necklace design. Cynthia used Designer Blends from the Artbeads Designer Series to create the perfect bead embroidered backdrop for her Czech glass button focal. Silk ribbon in sultry nighttime colors complete this look, perfect for an evening out!
- BrandSwarovski, Hana Thread, Angel Findings, BeadSmith, Artbeads, TOHO
Dragonflies are magical and mysterious creatures that flit through the air with shining beauty. This bold necklace captures that enigmatic style perfectly. Coppery elements mingle with dark and dazzling colors to create an unforgettable design. Dragonfly Island is sure to have you buzzing about jewelry-making!
- BrandTOHO, Patricia Healey, BeadSmith, Lillypilly Designs, KO Thread, Swarovski
The way glass can tell a story is truly magical. Everything about this necklace, from the lampwork focal bead to the glass seed beads, celebrates the inspiring and beautiful style of glass artistry. Add in the wondrous colors of an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend, and your stylish story is complete! This necklace will make you feel like you stepped into an enchanted glass garden.
- BrandGrace Lampwork Beads, TOHO, S-Lon (Super-Lon), BeadSmith, Artbeads, Lacy's Stiff Stuff, Swarovski, KO Thread, Lillypilly Designs
Halloween is creeping up on us, just like the spider featured on this festive bracelet. Now you can dress up any outfit with this perfectly spooky accessory. The focus is a beautiful link with a webbed design and a beaded spider stretching out on top. The Swarovski bicones add a punch of sparkling color to contrast with the antique silver components and the glittering black spider. Learn how to make this bracelet in nine easy steps.
- BrandBeadSmith, FireLine, Swarovski
Memory wire makes a great base for all kinds of jewelry designs. Cynthia combined earthy fire-polished beads with TierraCast spacers and spacer bars for an organic style. She used suede to keep the ends of the bracelet secure and it creates an adjustable look. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, BeadSmith
Like a siren's seductive song this alluring necklace will draw others into your style. Its ocean reef colors expressed through elegant kumihimo-style braids and intricate seed bead embellishments are sure to catch everyone's eye.
- BrandFireLine, BeadSmith, S-Lon (Super-Lon), TOHO
Gorgeous colors of a flowing river come together in this beautiful memory wire bracelet. The gemstone chip beads add amazing texture, while the fire-polished beads create a rich shine. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
With a fabulous peacock Czech glass button as inspiration, Cynthia created a bead embroidered masterpiece! This necklace boasts all the colors of a proud peacock thanks to bright silk ribbon, an Artbeads Designer Blend featuring Swarovski Crystals in the perfect hues, seed beads, and even lovely bead caps from Gardanne Beads. With step-by-step instructions, you can easily create this piece and add a Peacock Dance to your style.
- BrandLillypilly Designs, BeadSmith, Swarovski, Angel Findings, Artbeads, Gardanne Beads
Memory wire makes a splash in this Mumbai bracelet. It effortlessly allows you to combine beads and braided cork cord from Regaliz for a bangle that's sure to stand out. Dangling tassels complete the eclectic look. You can see more inspiration for creating memory wire jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandJBB, Regaliz, BeadSmith
Colors of the Aurora Borealis create a magical display in this kumihimo necklace. Cynthia incorporated Rizo beads into her kumihimo braid, which bring the shimmering colors often found in Northern skies. See more ideas for incorporating kumihimo into your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandBeadSmith, TierraCast, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
Dragon scale beads create a magical look in this enchanting kumihimo necklace. Their pointed shapes add texture to a simple design and the color is truly wondrous. Learn how to make this mesmerizing necklace and add a Dragon Song to your style!
- BrandJBB, TOHO, FireLine, BeadSmith
Bring meaning to your style with this Mala necklace. In meditation, Mala prayer beads are used as a way of keeping count while repeating a mantra. This necklace features gemstone beads from Dakota Stones for enhanced spiritual meaning. 108 beads are used along with a guru bead, which signifies the end of one round in the prayer circle. The tassel serves as a symbol of enlightenment. Let this necklace inspire you to create Mala jewelry featuring your favorite gemstones.
- BrandDakota Stones, BeadSmith, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
Pokemon GO is the latest craze and we decided to make some fun bracelets and a cell phone charm inspired by the app! These designs are easy to customize to match your favorite Pokemon or to represent your team in the game. Find more inspiration to "Catch 'em All" in this blog post.
- BrandTOHO, S-Lon (Super-Lon), BeadSmith
All year long, the cactus waits for rain so it can release a flower bud, anticipating the moment it can burst to life. Much like when we wait for fall to save us from long days and sweltering blacktops, the soothing autumn air moves in and blesses the cactus with just a kiss of precipitation so its flower can bloom. The warm copper accents in this necklace are cooled by small drops of turquoise-jade pearls, a refreshing combination perfect for fall fashion.
- BrandSwarovski, BeadSmith, Kabela Design, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
Add a splash of seaside sunset color with this beautiful bracelet. The cheery colors and bold dimension ensures that summer stays a part of your everyday style!
- BrandBeadSmith, Nymo, Miyuki, B&B Benbassat, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
The peach has long been the symbol of longevity, and patina pieces are able to stand the test of time. Celebrate everlasting love that knows no bounds with this sweet, sparkling bracelet balanced by elegant crystal pearls and unique copper accents. It's a wonderful twist on traditional romantic designs!
- BrandFireLine, Swarovski, Patricia Healey, BeadSmith
The Czech glass beads in this bracelet create an earthy display full of moss tones, brown soil colors, and leafy greens. The crochet technique adds to the organic feel of this piece. Wrap this bracelet around your wrist and imagine a magical path winding through the forest!
- BrandBeadSmith, TierraCast, S-Lon (Super-Lon)
You can customize your jewelry designs in unique ways with the help of metal stamps. This fun tassel necklace features a cube bead displaying a tree stamp along with family initials, for a design that speaks to your heritage or a growing family tree. See more ways to incorporate metal stamps into your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandImpressArt, Miyuki, BeadSmith