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!
- BrandKO Thread, TOHO, BeadSmith, Lillypilly Designs, Swarovski, Patricia Healey
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!
- BrandS-Lon (Super-Lon), BeadSmith, B&B Benbassat, Miyuki, Nymo
We love the look of leather and gemstones. These fun bracelets create a braided look around gemstone beads for an earthy, elemental vibe you'll love adding to everyday wear. Choose a strand of Dakota Stones gemstone large-hole beads and your favorite round leather cord and you're on your way making fabulous bracelets for every occasion!
- BrandDakota Stones, Leather Cord USA, BeadSmith
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
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
"La Vie en Rose" is a classic French song and quintessential phrase that translates to "Life in Pink", but is really more about living in a state of bliss or joy. With metal stamps, Cynthia added the phrase to her sweet bracelet, along with Nunn Design charms and cheerful colors courtesy of an Artbeads Designer Blend. Discover even more fun ideas for adding metal stamps in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandImpressArt, Artbeads, Swarovski, BeadSmith, Nunn Design
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
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!
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski, TOHO, Hana Thread, Angel Findings, BeadSmith
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.
- BrandGardanne Beads, Angel Findings, BeadSmith, Artbeads, Swarovski, Lillypilly Designs
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)
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
TierraCast offers all kinds of inspiring components that will create amazing detail in your designs. Cheri used their ethnic bar link as the base for her beaded macrame pendant and then accented the look with beads featuring the same look. Discover more of Cheri's TierraCast favorites in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, BeadSmith, Vintaj
Nefertiti was an ancient queen of Egypt and this bracelet looks like a treasure she would have worn. The beautiful patterns are created on the Ricks Beading Loom. Our designer Cheri mixed Czech glass roundels with seed beads for an opulent look fit for an Egyptian queen!
- BrandBeadSmith, TOHO, AlaCarte Clasps, S-Lon (Super-Lon), 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
A beautiful medley of beads and charms create a lush Spring Scene in this memory wire bracelet. Czech glass beads in different styles create unforgettable texture and dimension, but still look cohesive thanks to the turquoise tones. Cute tassels dangling from the ends of the bracelet add even more color. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandBeadSmith, Matubo
Here's a subtle Mother's Day idea that can be worn anywhere and anytime. The tassels of this necklace represent the members of designer Cheri's family. The "C" stands for her family's surname, "Carlson." The colors of the beads and tassels were chosen based on the personalities of her family members. You can choose your favorite colors and charms to represent your family members, too! This personalized look is sure to please Mom on her special day.
- BrandBeadSmith, Artbeads, TierraCast, Beadalon
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
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.
Beautiful blush tones create a sweet display in this double flat spiral stitch bracelet. Cynthia used Artbeads Designer Blends to bead around the Iridescent Red Swarovski crystal pearls at the center of this look. The soft pink tones of the Designer Blends make for a delicate backdrop for the intense hue of the pearls. You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Artbeads, BeadSmith, FireLine, Swarovski
Soft elegance creates a romantic style in this necklace and bracelet set. Fashion stretch cord from The BeadSmith becomes the foundation for dangles filled with Swarovski crystal, while rose gold components add sophisticated shine. This set is perfect for a bride or even bridesmaids! Switch out the colors to match your Wedding colors. Of course, this set is also a great option for a fun evening out.
- BrandBeadSmith, Swarovski
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
Strands of leather from Leather Cord USA create an organically styled weave in this flat kumihimo necklace. Drops from Unicorne Beads look like glass floats dangling from a fisherman's net. Discover other ideas for using kumihimo techniques in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandLeather Cord USA, Unicorne Beads, BeadSmith
- BrandBeadSmith, Swarovski