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Floating Illusion Bracelet

Floating Illusion Bracelet

This is a fun way to create sparkle without using color--which means it goes with everything!
Simple Handmade Earrings

Simple Handmade Earrings

Earrings make a great project for beginners because they are easy and give instant satisfaction. This tutorial shows step by step how to create simple drop earrings with a few beads and tools.
Wire-wrapped Ring

Wire-wrapped Ring

This ring is fast and easy, with very few tools needed.
Three Strand Floating Necklace

Three Strand Floating Necklace

This is as straightforward three-strand necklace using crimp beads for spacing.
Easy Ribbon Necklace

Easy Ribbon Necklace

This necklace is a breeze to make!
Simple Wire Wrapped Earrings

Simple Wire Wrapped Earrings

Want to get started with wire? This is a simple project with only a few supplies needed - just gather a few pretty beads, headpins, wire, then grab your tools and get started.
Variable Strand Necklace

Variable Strand Necklace

This necklace has three strands that weave in and out of the beads at irregular intervals, creating an interesting bohemian look.
Jagged Little Necklace

Jagged Little Necklace

This super-simple necklace is easy to make, and fun to wear!
Triple Chain Beaded Necklace

Triple Chain Beaded Necklace

This stylish and colorful three-chain necklace is put together using simple techniques. With a little patience and good bead selection, you’ll be proud to say you made this piece!
Wire Wrapped Beaded Hair Clip

Wire Wrapped Beaded Hair Clip

This hairclip uses similar techniques as our wire wrapped earrings. It also makes a fun (supervised) project for kids.
Simple Wire Wrapped Bead Necklace

Simple Wire Wrapped Bead Necklace

This necklaces uses basic wire-wrapping techniques, and is the perfect way to show off a unique collection of beads. If you want to dive into wire, this is a great place to start.
Wire Wrapped Toe Ring

Wire Wrapped Toe Ring

With summer sandals, toe rings let you show off a little bit of your creativity! Here's a fun and basic design to get you started.
Wire Wrapped Rings Necklace

Wire Wrapped Rings Necklace

This is a simple project with a lovely result! The key to this design is to keep certain dimensions the same--the color of the jump rings, the color of the beads--and varying other dimensions--the size and style of the jump rings, the size and style of the beads.
Filigree Link Bracelet

Filigree Link Bracelet

I was drawn to these filigree pieces for their antique gold finish. That same day, I picked up some heavy chain in that same antique gold finish. Later the idea came to pair the chain and the filigree pieces, and it was a simple process to create this charming bracelet.
Double-Stranded Necklace

Double-Stranded Necklace

Learn how to make a parallel double-stranded necklace using beading wire.
Easy Triangle-Bead Bracelet

Easy Triangle-Bead Bracelet

This unique bracelet is a simple beading project that’s a little artsy and loaded with style.
Easy Chain Necklace

Easy Chain Necklace

This sophisticated necklace and matching earrings have classic appeal for those who enjoy more understated accessories. And it’s very easy to create!
Double Chain and Pendant Necklace

Double Chain and Pendant Necklace

Like chain? Here’s an easy project that adds life to ordinary chain.
Ocean Breeze Crystal Earrings

Ocean Breeze Crystal Earrings

These cool and breezy earrings are a warm weather delight you’re sure to enjoy all year round, and they’re as simple to make as they are pretty! Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters Materials two earwires four 10mm jump rings four eyepins eight headpins two blue faceted glass beads two turquoise […]
Easy Bracelet and Earring Set

Easy Bracelet and Earring Set

A simple beaded bracelet and wire earrings.
Dangle Bracelet

Dangle Bracelet

A variation of the classic charm bracelet, this style is fun and has a lot of movement to it. It looks complex, but it uses the same basic wire-wrapping skills of our other projects.
Shell Memory Wire Bracelet

Shell Memory Wire Bracelet

Summer is fleeting fast, but it’s not too late to create wonderful summer jewelry like this shell bracelet, and few things are easier than memory wire. Let’s get started! Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters Materials shell pieces memory wire Instructions The trick with this bracelet is you’ll be threading the […]
Jamaican Shell Set

Jamaican Shell Set

Explore color, texture, and contrast with this beaded shell necklace and earring tutorial. The necklace is strung using beading wire, and earrings use hoops with spots to attach dangles.
Two Tone Jump Ring Bracelet

Two Tone Jump Ring Bracelet

This is a classy bracelet you can make with just jump rings and wire.
Beaded Chain Eyeglass Holder

Beaded Chain Eyeglass Holder

This is an easy and useful project that will jazz up your glasses while keeping them from getting lost. I opted for a chain eyeglass holder because I like the look of chain, but I wanted to add some color, too. Supplies Tools 2 chain nose pliers (to open and close the jump rings) wire cutters Materials […]
Summer Pearls Anklet

Summer Pearls Anklet

Nothing says warm weather jewelry like anklets and toe rings. This simple beaded pearl anklet in white and silver is easy to make and will pair well with many outfits. Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters Materials silver chain jump rings headpins 6, 8, and 10mm glass pearls spiral bead cages lobster claw clasp Techniques How […]
Senegal Sunset Necklace

Senegal Sunset Necklace

If you have an eye for color and a taste for the bold (yet classic!) you’re going to love this necklace. Supplies Tools chain nose pliers crimping pliers wire cutters Materials gold beading wire gold hook clasp crimp beads gold spacers amber faceted glass beads round orange glass beads orange and brown speckled ceramic beads […]
Eclectic and Earthy Leather Necklace

Eclectic and Earthy Leather Necklace

Eclectic meets earthy in this easy to make funky necklace.
Moss Jasper Necklace Set

Moss Jasper Necklace Set

This set is easy to create, is subtly classic, but sure to grab attention, too.
Blue Skies Earrings

Blue Skies Earrings

Blue is just a great color — versatile and cheery, and hard to grow tired of. I knew at once when I spotted these heart-shaped glass beads that they’d make great earrings. Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters Materials 2 earwires 4 eyepins 4 flat spacer beads 2 round glass beads 2 […]
Olive Grove Necklace and Earring Set

Olive Grove Necklace and Earring Set

This is a simple project that calls for very basic skills; you’ll only need a good dose of patience for stringing these wonderful little beads.
Chunky Bracelet and Earring Set

Chunky Bracelet and Earring Set

Artsy meets sophisticated in this simple but unique bracelet and earring set. Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters crimping pliers Materials beading wire crimp beads toggle clasp small gold-colored round glass beads ceramic beads in 2 or 3 shapes and sizes gold earwires gold eyepins Instructions With this set, placement of […]
Bead and Chain Watch

Bead and Chain Watch

If you’re looking for a fun and creative project that you’ll actually wear, few things are more practical than making your own beaded watchband. You can pick up a watch face from many stores and bead shops. You can often choose from several styles and colors, and the possibilities are endless. You can make your watch as quirky, […]
Oval Hematite Bead Bracelet

Oval Hematite Bead Bracelet

Note: I’m using Hematine here, which is a synthetic equivalent of Hematite and virtually identical. Either will work for this project. I used the word Hematite in the title because it is a much more common word for both materials. This classy double-stranded bracelet is an easy to wear, year round favorite. It won’t take […]