Bead Stringing & Swarovski Crystal Necklace Beading Ideas
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I made this antique turquoise piece using 2 sizes of round turquoise beads. You may use from 8mm for the smaller ones and 20mm for the big ones to have this effect. I use wire wrapping technique for each dangle with bronze eye pins to get that antique effect that would match the spider veins […]
I recently learn how to stitch beaded beads and this set was the result of my first attempt. I created several peyote tubes in three different sizes using pearl colored seed beads (smallest for the earring – largest for the necklace. I strung them on Accuflex along with 4mm Swarovski crystals and 8mm and 4mm […]
The inspiration for these piece is my mother who sadly passed away at the beginning of this year (2006). I utilized a puffed sterling silver heart as the focal to represent my love for mom. Swarovski crystals in ruby which is my mothers birthstone and the creamy beige pearls which were my mother’s which I […]
My love for all things royal and majestic is never ending. When I receive a handmade pendant, something just runs through me and the feeling is heightened even more when I find the complimenting beads to uplift the pendant. The Krishna necklace is constructed on softflex wire for flexibility. I wanted something that would add […]
This necklace consists of Swarovski crystals and pearls, Czech glass and very unique focal beads. Tiger tail wire was used to string the beads. I have also used antique gold bead caps to accentuate some of the glass beads. The necklace has an antique gold J clasp with a baroque style. The Swarovski crystal colors […]
This exquisite piece is the essence of summer. Warm, glittery and soft. It consists of four strands of bronze Swarovski pearls, golden shadow Swarovski crystals, cattlehead beige shell and taupe cat’s eye with a touch of brown bugle beads. Necklace is 18″ with 1″ sterling silver chain extender. Sterling silver hook clasp.
This piece began as a large bag of amethyst tumbled chips which needed to be used up. I had plenty of fishing line, three-tier spacer bars and a normal clasp so I played around to see what I could come up with. My design was based on inspiration from my mother as her birthstone is […]
This necklace is made up of Swarovski crystal drop pendants in aquamarine, sapphire, and tanzanite. The pendants seem to float amongst the sterling silver liquid beads. This necklace is finished with a square shaped sterling silver toggle clasp. It was strung using .019 SoftFlex beading wire and is 19 1/2″ in length.
This necklace is quite a stunning piece! It is strung with red aventurine rectangle beads, large sage green freshwater pearls and mocha Swarovski crystals. Silver daisy spacers add a nice accent. I started with the aventurine and added the pearls and crystals in colors that would give a fall themed look.
I love anything Egyptian. Some of the pieces I design will have a hint or full inspiration of this beautiful civilization. This bib-style necklace took just a little time to make as I did the measurements freehand. I wanted it to lay gradually with the focal point being the etched brass pendants with matte gold […]
This necklace consists of different shades of pink and rose. A Thai silver spiral pendant is the focus and the two strands are composed of Thai silver, crackled mother of pearl, Swarovski crystal and Japanese seed beads. The necklace is finished with a sterling silver toggle clasp and has an overall length of 24 inches. […]
This necklace was designed with 7-8mm antiqued golden copper freshwater cultured pearls. I separated each pearl with small clear glass seed beads. Chrysolite Swarovski Austrian crystals and sterling silver beads are also used to design this necklace. The large pendant measures 2″x2″ and features colors of frosted amber/copper with hints of green. I finished this […]
This necklace was designed with jet faceted fire polished glass beads, khaki Swarovski Austrian crystals, and beautiful silver caps. The matching pendant is a large glass donut wrapped with black glass seed beads. The necklace measures 19″, with pendant hanging down 2″.
This beaded necklace was designed with smoked topaz (brown) Swarovski crystals, brown fossil beads, sterling silver beads, and copper/brown glass seed beads. The large floral pendant gives this necklace a subtle hint of vintage flare. It holds six large topaz rhinestones centered in each individual flower. Matching Swarovski crystals dangle off the end for a […]
My inspiration for this necklace were these large 12x18mm blue agate beads. They are like a cool faceted barrel. I wanted the blue to stand out so I added the leaf-cut labradorite beads with the blue flash to match the blue in the agate. In between each labradorite are 2 glass beads and a clear […]
Hearts don’t have to be pink! This unique necklace was designed with a stunning large gold heart focal glass bead that has a black and cream swirl design. I added gold foiled glass seed beads, matching yellow crystals and black Swarovski Crystals along with gold plated nugget beads.
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