Beaded Jewelry Ideas

Beads can be made into beautiful jewelry but for that you need beaded jewelry ideas. In this article we are going to give you some ideas about making beaded jewelry.
There is something magical about making your own jewelry. The easiest way to make jewelry is with beads. There are different types of beads which comes in various shapes and sizes. These beads can be used for making beautiful jewelry that you can wear yourself or gift to family and friends. Making beaded jewelry is quite simple and once you gather all the essential supplies, you will be surprised how quickly you can make beautiful pieces of jewelry. You can also use some innovative materials like lace, semi precious stones, leather pieces, ribbons, feathers and yarn to customize your beaded jewelry. Follow the jewelry making instructions carefully for the best results.

Beaded Jewelry Designs

Here are some simple but stunning beaded jewelry ideas that you can make at home. You can also buy beaded jewelry kits that are available in the market to make jewelry pieces. However, getting all your supplies from a craft store or hobby center is much more economical and you get more designs in beads too. So here are step by step instructions on how to make beaded jewelry.

Bead and Ribbon Necklace

Things required
  • 6 oval blue beads
  • A butterfly metallic pendant
  • Green narrow ribbon
  • Chain nose pliers
  • 2 clasp
  • 2 cord tips
  • 2 jump rings
  • A pair of scissors

To make this beautiful handmade beaded jewelry, cut the end of the green ribbon diagonally, so that you are left with a narrow edge. Now string three blue beads into the ribbon and align them in such a way, that they look symmetrical. Next string the butterfly pendant and the remaining blue beads into the ribbon. Once you are done beading, cut the ends of the ribbon on both sides and attach a cord tip to both ends. Attach the jump rings on both ends of the cord tips and then attach the clasp on the jump rings. Your chic bead and ribbon necklace is ready.

Red Bead and Crystal Earrings

Things required
  • 2 round red beads
  • 2 headpins
  • 2 leverback hooks
  • 2 crystal beads
  • 2 daisy spacer beads
  • Flat nose plier

Take one headpin and then slide a crystal bead into it. Follow this with a daisy spacer bead and then the round red bead. Once all the beads are strung on the headpin, secure it with a loop by twisting the headpin wire.

Repeat the procedure of stringing the beads on the second headpin. With the help of the flat nose pliers, attach the leverback hooks onto the headpins. Your red bead and crystal earrings is ready.

Crystal and Pearl Bracelet

Things required
  • Silver link chain
  • 7 faux round pearls
  • 1 silver heart charm
  • 7 green crystal beads
  • 21 white tiny seeds pearls
  • 28 headpins
  • 7 silver spacer beads
  • 1 lobster claw clasp
  • Round nosed pliers

The first step in making this beaded bracelet pattern is to cut the silver link chain into the desired length. Attach the lobster claw clasp to one end of the silver chain link with the help of round nosed pliers.

Now to make the pearl charms, you need to take a headpin and slide one green crystal bead. Followed by a silver spacer bead and then a round pearl. Next secure the beads with a simple knot on the headpin. Make all the seven pearl charms in this way. Attach the charms on the silver link chain making sure that they are evenly spaced.

Slide one seed pearl into a headpin and make a knot on the headpin so that the seed pearl does not slide out. Do this with all the 21 seed pearls. Next group three seed pearls together and then attach it to the silver link chain in between the pearl charms. Make sure that you attach the seeds pearls in such a way that the beads look symmetrical. Attach the heart charm on the end of the link chain and your bracelet is ready. Seed bead patterns like this are very chic. This is one of the most elegant beaded jewelry patterns, and although it is time-consuming to make, the bracelet is quite beautiful. Now that you know how to make a beaded bracelet, you can come up with your own personal designs.

You can come up with your own trendy beaded jewelry designs and try to make them with various beads. Jewelry making with beads is fun and you can even turn it into a lucrative business.
By Rimlee Bhuyan
Published: 12/24/2010
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