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
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
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
CzechMates Cabochon Beads and Beam Beads create a look of ancient temple steps hidden in the jungle. This multi-strand style is easy to put together and will create an intricate look. The simple stringing technique looks like a woven project thanks to the different beads used.
- BrandTierraCast, TOHO, CzechMates
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
The double flat spiral stitch creates a breathtaking display in Cynthia's bracelet. This stitch is simple to accomplish and the results are simply stunning! Switch up the colors and sizes of the beads used for a whole new look. We like to use beads from the Artbeads Designer Series to create a perfectly-coordinated color palette.
- BrandArtbeads, TOHO, Swarovski, FireLine
On misty seaside mornings, there is nothing more relaxing than to watch the gentle waves lap up against the sandy shore. Small pebbles tumble and glint in the water, catching light off the sun and clumps of seaweed multiply with each wave. This bracelet captures the feel of calm beaches perfectly and will leave you absolutely Sea Struck.
- BrandTOHO, 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!
- BrandArtbeads, Swarovski, TOHO, Hana Thread, Angel Findings, BeadSmith
Our Artbeads Designer Blends work perfectly together to bring the best color waves to your projects. Cheri mixed a Seed Bead Blend with a Blend featuring Swarovski Crystal for this Rose Gold dream! You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry-making projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, TOHO, Artbeads
Orca whales are known for their black and white markings. These colors look slick and smooth underwater and also glisten beautifully above the surface of the sea. The SuperDuo beads on display in this bracelet capture that look wonderfully. The SuperDuo Duet beads shimmer back and forth from black to white thanks to their special dual coating, while a diamond pattern at the center of the bracelet adds even more detail.
- BrandTOHO, Matubo, TierraCast
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
Beautiful green seed beads pair with TierraCast spacer beads to create the look of Lush Verde. Tracy attached two strands of beads to each open hole on the D ring toggle set for a look brimming with beaded beauty. You can find more inspiration for using multi-strand connectors in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTierraCast, TOHO
The Cellini spiral stitch creates a dazzling effect in these bracelets. Seed beads of different colors and sizes create a spiraling effect that can't be beat! The colors are perfectly matched thanks to the use of Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends. Follow the instructions below to learn how to make Cellini spiral bracelets of your own.
- BrandMiyuki, TOHO, KO Thread
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
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.
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
The colors in the Chambray Blush Artbeads Designer Blend bring together soft and sophisticated blue with sweet rose gold. Cynthia used these seed beads in a random pattern for the body of her peyote stitch bracelet, but then added a shining picot edge using only the rose gold beads. As this bracelet shows, whether you mix and match the colors or separate them out, Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends are wonderful options for your designs. Discover more inspiration for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Tulip, KO Thread, Artbeads
A bubbly ocean look comes to life in this necklace. The beauty of Swarovski pearls is easily showcased around an Amoracast eternity design frame, while a sparkling sea snail pendant dangles below. When paired with a turquoise satin necklace, these elements will certainly put you in mind of Ocean Bubbles.
- BrandKO Thread, Swarovski, Amoracast, 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!
- BrandKO Thread, TOHO, BeadSmith, Lillypilly Designs, Swarovski, Patricia Healey
The Ancient Roman Empire was known for opulence, art and power. Emperors and fine ladies would have surely adorned themselves with jewelry like this bracelet. Seed beads in rich purple and gold colors add a striking balance to the enchanting Miyuki Half Tila beads at the center of this herringbone design. Make this bracelet for yourself and add regal Roman style to your collection of treasures!
- BrandTOHO, KO Thread, Miyuki
This fascinating necklace includes all of the magical colors of a desert oasis at sunset. Vivid turquoise blues mingle with rich Bordeaux colors, while hints of gold twinkle majestically. The trendy tassel dangling at the end of the Czech glass button focal brings it all together. You'll love wearing this necklace at the office, for a night on the town or anywhere else!
- BrandSwarovski, KO Thread, TOHO, Artbeads
On dark nights, stars twinkle like sapphires! This bracelet looks like a mysterious night sky glinting with the magical sparkle of far-off stars. DiamonDuo beads provide fabulous dimension, while Swarovski crystal in a gleaming Jet color add to the dark look.
- BrandSwarovski, TOHO
Midnight colors come together beautifully in this daring bracelet design. Cynthia paired an enchanting Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend with Swarovski crystal pearls in perfectly coordinated colors. You can choose your favorite colors to make this look your own. Discover more inspiration for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Artbeads, Swarovski, KO Thread, TierraCast, Tulip
When it comes to beads, you're not limited to jewelry! We added Tila beads and TOHOs to this cool headband. The playful design and rich colors make the perfect hair accessory for any occasion. Learn how to make this design and start using beads in all new ways.
- BrandTOHO, Miyuki, Nymo