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.

Winterberry-Inspired Woven Bracelet with Beads


I love designing woven bracelets.  It’s the natural fibers and earthy colors, it’s the calming pattern of braiding, knotting or weaving, and it’s especially the cost – twine and seed beads are some of the most inexpensive supplies you can buy when making jewelry.  I’ve got a woven bracelet design to share with you today that’s got a wintry theme that reminds me of winterberry branches.  It makes a perfect last-minute handmade gift.  Best of all, even if you don’t {Read More}

Mixed Materials DIY Beaded Necklace


Necklaces are my weak spot. I have SO many necklaces, most of which I’ve made myself. The necklace is my favorite accessory and I love being able to say, “I made it!” when someone compliments my jewelry. With this DIY beaded necklace tutorial, you can proudly say, “I made this!” because you’re sure to get compliments on this bold necklace. This DIY beaded necklace necklace is called ‘mixed materials’ because that is the main technique/style – it mixes fabric, metal, {Read More}

Easy Beaded Bracelet With Button Clasp For Fall


I’ve got an easy and inexpensive beaded bracelet design to share with you today that’s inspired by fall colors and autumn leaves!  This beaded bracelet is really versatile, making for a great project for a girls’ craft night or something fun for a chilly autumn afternoon indoors.  It has a button clasp closure, which is a fun way to use up those spare buttons you may have lying around, and you can match the colors to your favorite fall outfits {Read More}

Cluster Beaded Ring Tutorial


Today’s DIY jewelry project is a fun way of adding just a little color to an outfit in a really inexpensive way.  Making your own beaded rings is fun, and because it’s such a small piece, supplies go a long way.  You only need a few beads to make up this fun cluster beaded ring! Supplies needed to make your own cluster beaded ring: Silver Beadable Ring Blank .8mm Stretch cord Scissors 4-6mm Beads (I used 4mm cream, 4mm teal blue, {Read More}

DIY Geometric Spike Earrings


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


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

beading for beginners

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}