It's fun incorporating different beads into kumihimo braids. Cynthia added three different kinds of beads in this bracelet: seed beads, fire-polished beads and gemstone chips. The result is a look full of texture and soothing color. See more ways to play with kumihimo in your jewelry-making projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandMiyuki, S-Lon (Super-Lon), BeadSmith, TierraCast
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Follow the pattern of warm, amber tones and delightful greens to the feminine floral end of this bracelet! This idea is a great way to use your favorite button and put together a fun palette of seed beads.
- BrandBeadSmith, FireLine
Continuous style can be yours with these macrame bracelets. These bracelets are easy to make and will add a splash of color to your style. Follow the instructions below and start making fun bracelets you can wear, give as gifts or make with friends.
- BrandJBB, 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)
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
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
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
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.
- BrandS-Lon (Super-Lon), TOHO, Lacy's Stiff Stuff, Swarovski, Artbeads, BeadSmith, KO Thread, Lillypilly Designs, Grace Lampwork Beads
- BrandDazzle-It, 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.
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
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