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
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
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
The tubular herringbone stitch is given a rustic look in this Ponderosa Pines bracelet. An Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend provides the perfect combination of earthy colors, while Rizo beads bring new pine needle dimension to the design. This bracelet is easy to make and looks fabulous, so get started today!
- BrandTOHO, TierraCast, Artbeads, FireLine
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
Your holiday season can sparkle and shine with these snowflake crafts! These beautiful beaded snowflakes make excellent gifts and can even be used as tree toppers. You'll love adding this beautiful handmade wonder to your collection of holiday heirlooms.
- BrandSwarovski, Dazzle-It, TOHO, Artistic Wire
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
Our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends are a great option for making your own beaded beads. The colors are perfectly matched, so you can start designing right away! Cynthia used peyote stitch to create the beaded beads that decorate these necklaces. See even more inspiration for beaded beads in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, KO Thread, Miyuki, TOHO
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
Warm colors of baked earth create a breathtaking display in this bracelet. SuperDuos are stitched together in a unique pattern that will add mesmerizing accents to your style. The red clay and dark copper colors are perfect for fall attire, a summer evening out or any other occasion!
- BrandTierraCast, TOHO, KO Thread
Regal colors come to life in this tubular herringbone bracelet. Cynthia used beads from an Artbeads Designer Blend featuring Swarovski Crystal to achieve the perfect color palette for her project. You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Miyuki, Swarovski
Update your style with a magical touch for your hair! This headband is made with Czech glass Tipp beads, the perfect accents for dimension and mesmerizing color. Seed beads and fire-polished beads in matching colors complete the look. Change up these colors to create your own take on this design. You'll find even more inspiration for making your own hair accessories in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Make your way down a peyote-stitch path this Halloween with our Trick-or-Treat Trail bracelet. Flecks of colorful seed beads are scattered in among the matte black bracelet, while festive fringe creates a bright backdrop. This bracelet is sure to sweeten your holiday style! You can see more of it and other Halloween ideas in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandSwarovski, TierraCast, KO Thread, Artbeads, TOHO
Memory wire is easy to decorate with all kinds of your favorite beads. Candie used Dakota Stones gemstone beads, Swarovski crystal beads, and seed beads from an Artbeads Designer Blend to decorate this bracelet. You can spice up your memory wire designs with simple embellishments like charms and a strand of jewelry wire, too. Learn how with these instructions and make sure to see more inspiration for memory wire designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandTOHO, Beadalon, Artbeads, Dakota Stones, Miyuki, Swarovski
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
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
Helen of Troy was said to be the most beautiful woman in the world. A legendary beauty is certain to wear only the finest jewelry, so we created this bracelet with that in mind! Striking silvers and grays are accented with a touch of antique bronze in this multi-strand stunner. Brick stitch ends bring all of the strands together. Learn how to make this bracelet below and add legendary beauty to your style!
- BrandSwarovski, TOHO, FireLine, B&B Benbassat
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
SuperDuos allow you to create jewelry that looks unique! Cynthia created these simple bracelets with her favorite SuperDuos and one of our exclusive Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends. You can use your favorite seed beads and SuperDuos to create your own version of these SuperDuo Delights!
- BrandMiyuki, TOHO, KO Thread, Artbeads
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
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
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
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
Beads can make simple ornaments come alive with holiday magic! These ornaments were covered with a netting stitch to create a fabulous display. The pattern is the same for each ornament, but number of beads can vary. You can embellish them with fringe for an even fancier look. For a printable version of these instructions, please see the PDF below.
- BrandTOHO, Swarovski, FireLine