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.

DIY Geometric Spike Earrings

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I’ve been in love with these glass spike beads since they were added to Consumer Crafts and I’ve been trying to think of a way to make jewelry with them that doesn’t seem too edgy or punk, since that’s not my style. I think I finally came up with the perfect solution! These spike earrings are very ‘me’ – a mix of bohemian, geometric shape, metals with a splash of color and of course, the glass spikes. It’s eclectic and {Read More}

Easy Spike and Stud Bracelet Tutorial

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I’ve been in full-swing making my fall accessories, and I’ve got fun and trendy ideas to share with you for going back-to-school!  Studs and spikes have always made a statement, and these easy stud bracelets stack together for some great arm candy.  I’m going to share two different types of stud bracelet designs – they are both simple and fast to make.  Have fun making these great metal bracelets with your girlfriends or sitting down to some quick craft time. Supplies {Read More}

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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}