Beading Ideas, Making Beaded Jewelry

Making beaded jewelry doesn’t have to be difficult. We have the beaded jewelry ideas, seed bead projects and more for crafters of all levels – from beginners to more experienced. Browse all our beading ideas below and click on any image for detailed project instructions.

The Complete Beginners Guide to Beading Basics

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If you’re just starting out with jewelry making, beading might not be the place you think to start. You may be surprised to learn that beaded jewelry can be easy, as long as you have the right tools and guidance. That’s where we come in. Learn some of our beading for beginners tips, like the right supplies to purchase, best brands for beginners and more. You’ll thank us later, when you are making our own drool-worthy jewelry. Jewelry Tools and {Read More}

Word Bead Bracelet DIY


I love quick projects.  I especially love quick accessories; that’s my favorite kind of crafting to do.  So I whipped up a super simple bracelet DIY showcasing these fun new tube word beads that you can make up in about 5 minutes (there’s only 5 minutes of active crafting time – allow an extra 5-10 minutes of drying time).  Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not stylish, though!  Take a look at this word bead bracelet DIY! I want to {Read More}

Patriotic Layered Bead Bracelet


The 4th of July is my favorite holiday all year.  It’s barbecues and popsicles, family and friends, parades and fireworks – what’s not to love?  So it probably makes sense that I love to make red, white and blue accessories so that I have something festive to wear.  Today I’m going to show you how to make a layered bead bracelet in patriotic colors. I love to make layered bracelets, because they give you the look of a stack of {Read More}

Boho Layered Necklace DIY


I quite like the bohemian look, especially with my jewelry and accessories. The point of boho style is to be eclectic so it’s a great chance to mix and match things I wouldn’t usually put together. For instance, you can mix different metals, beads, charms and even a little fabric. That’s exactly what I did with this layered necklace and I love the result. Supplies needed to make your own boho layered necklace: Pliers Wire Cutters Various Types of Chain (if {Read More}

Colorful Accessories: How to Make Bungee Neon Bracelets


When the warmer weather hits, I LOVE adding vibrant colors to my wardrobe. Are you the same way? These fun and colorful bungee neon bracelets scream “summertime!” to me. This was my first experience working with bungee cord – I tried a few different styles of clasps, beads, and stringing. I made 3 different kinds of neon bracelets, and I’m happy to share the pros and cons to each style, along with my best success working with stretchy and bulky bungee {Read More}

Beaded Leather Bracelets For Women Tutorial

Beaded Leather Bracelet - Crafts Unleashed

Natural and irregularly cut stones are all the rage right now! Depending on what you wear them with, natural stones can be elegant and casual all at the same time. Unfortunately, as beautiful as they are, jewelry pieces that utilize these stones can be quite pricey. Why not save some money and make your own beaded leather bracelets for women with this tutorial!     I am not a jewelry maker. So the fact that I made this bracelet in about half {Read More}

How-to: Wrapped Wire Rings


It’s been a while since I made a project that made me say, “Oh my goodness, I just can’t stop making these!” I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to crafts, I love making things once, and moving on to the next thing. But, I dare anyone to make just one of these beaded wrapped wire rings!  They are an easy jewelry project that doesn’t need a lot of supplies, it’s something you can customize by {Read More}

How To Make A Handmade Charm Bracelet


Making jewelry charms is one of the handmade jewelry basics. Charms are so versatile, you can use them in so many projects – including the classic charm bracelet!  It can be as complicated or as simple as you like, and with just a few practice runs, even a beginner will be cranking out charms in no time.  That makes this a really great group craft, too. With a group of friends, you can share beads to make charms for yourselves, {Read More}

Simple Stacked Stretch Bracelets


Are you a jewelry beginner?  You can still make some gorgeous arm candy!  Stacked bracelets are hot, and they are a great way to start small and create a great look.  Just choose a color theme, and you can combine beads in all kinds of patterns for a great look. I chose a purple and silver color theme, and made up a few different kinds of designs.  The sky is the limit!  I’ll share some tips for patterns and for {Read More}