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 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
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
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
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.
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.
- BrandArtbeads, TOHO, Swarovski
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
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
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
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
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
Czech glass Es-O mini beads make beautiful shapes in this stunning bracelet. These unique two-hole beads are perfect for bead weaving, as they nest up beautifully together. This bracelet is a lovely winter design and would even make a nice accent for Valentine's Day. Switch up the colors in this bracelet to express all new style that reflects your personality.
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
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
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
Celtic knots are intricate patterns that seem to never end. With that theme in mind, our designer Cheri created this Tiernan bracelet. The pattern in the seed beads give this bracelet an Irish flair, which is complemented by the Claddagh toggle clasp. See what kind of patterns you can create in your designs with the Ricks Beading Loom on your side!
- BrandArtbeads, KO Thread, TierraCast, TOHO
With an Artbeads Designer Blend in the perfect color palette, you can create a fabulous jewelry set just like this one. Cynthia used the Icicle Designer Blend to add frosty colors to her necklace and bracelet. With a mix of bead caps, she also added texture and detail to her pieces. Find your favorite Designer Blend to make this look all your own.
- BrandSwarovski, TOHO, Artbeads
Upgrade your holiday style with beads! Holiday wire forms from The Beadsmith make great Christmas ornaments when decorated with seed beads and fire-polished beads. Choose your favorite colors to perfectly tailor these ornaments to your holiday style.
- BrandArtbeads, TOHO
A golden champagne toast is the perfect start to a wedding reception and this golden champagne necklace is the perfect start to any wedding day ensemble! Classic colors combine with hints of bubbly sparkle and golden shine. Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends and Swarovski Crystal Pearl Designer Blends make it easy to put this necklace together. Learn how to make this multi-strand masterpiece and add a luxurious touch to your big day!
- BrandTOHO, Preciosa, Swarovski
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
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
When you have the perfect mix of colors, it's easy to create fabulous jewelry. Our Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend feature dazzling color palettes that allow you to focus on designing without having to pick out colors. Cheri created this loomed bracelet using a random pattern of seed beads from our Lilac Designer Blend. You can see more ideas for using Designer Blends in your projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
- BrandArtbeads, KO Thread, TOHO
Glittering Rose Montees allow this bracelet to take on a lacy, loopy look that will bring elegance to your style. These components feature two crossed stringing holes that allow for endless design possibilities. This bracelet is a wonderful option for wedding wear or you can pair it with a casual ensemble for a sophisticated accent. No matter how you wear it, everyone will notice this fabulous piece of jewelry.
- BrandSwarovski, Preciosa, TOHO
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