25 Cluster Jewelry Making Ideas
If you like bold, chunky, funky jewelry, you’ll love cluster necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Here are some project ideas to try!
This necklace is made with a variety of colorful Swarovski Austrian crystals, pink, orange and yellow fiber optic cat’s eye beads, a variety of faceted fire polished crystals, disc shaped glass beads and much more. I also added silver hearts and silver bead accents throughout. I made the bracelet adjustable so the length is 7 […]
I used 6mm hematite hearts, Japanese pink square beads and pink E beads. To attach these beads I used head and eye pins. I chose faceted black chain and plain pink chain to contrast the colours of the bracelet. Finally I finished the piece using a lobster claw clasp. I simply felt in a creative […]
This necklace is constructed of glass beads on individual shaped wire. Each bead is then attached to a small section of silver chain with jump rings. This length of chain is attached to a wire wrapped bead that slides onto a chain. The clasp, which is not shown, is a simple S-hook. Most of these […]
This necklace is made of rainbow tourmaline, sterling silver headpins, and sterling silver chain. Each tourmaline bead is strung on a headpin and hung from a link in the chain to form a “y” shaped cascade. I spent a long time collecting the gems for this necklace. The design came to me one day while […]
I used glass beads of delightful blues and greens and attached them to a sterling silver plated chain with square and round jump rings. I made the ‘S’ clasp from 16 gauge sterling silver wire. This piece is breezy and cool and remind me of the waters of Cancun Mexico, thus, the name!
These earrings are made up of bright orange carnelian rondelles, wire wrapped to a thin chain, with chunky, faceted lemon yellow chalcedony briolettes wrapped at the bottom. All the metal used in these earrings is gold filled and they hang about one and a half inches long from the bottom of the earwires.
This necklace reminds us of an oyster opening up, full of a pearly treasure! A sterling silver teardrop focal is hammered, textured and formed by hand, then oxidized and polished to bring out the gorgeous pattern. It is accented with peacock colored freshwater pearls, an almond twisted Swarovski pearl, and a single small white jade […]
Fall is so full of wonderful rich colors. And as you know I love leaves! So this is my way of capturing those colors in this fall inspired pair of earrings. The leaf charms are antiqued gold color with freshwater pearls in various sizes and rich autumn colors. They dangle from a gold petite chain […]
I made my Aloha Sunset Earrings with little round pink coral gemstones that I brought back from a summer trip I took to the Hawaiian islands with my husband for our 32nd wedding anniversary. I hand wrapped them with 14kt gold filled headpins and clustered them together on 14kt gold filled chain and 14kt gold […]
Orange is in this summer in New Zealand. I love orange, and I feel very fortunate to have created this piece with my own beads combined with my favourite technique which is wire work. I made the base of the bracelet with size 6 seed beads, it took me 4 hours to create this piece […]
When Rick wanted to add few hearts in this necklace for his wife’s birthday, I thought that his hearts will disappear in the blue ocean with sea creatures but one big heart could be a winner. I created this three-in-one using my own beads that were made from Effetre, recycled glass and sea creature charms […]
With most of my work this season I have come to the realization that I am in a ‘bigger is better’ frame of mind. I am leaning more towards chunky statement type pieces. Also, I find I enjoy mixing gold and silver a lot and this piece reflects that. I began with only an inkling […]
I created this silver metal clay necklace to intentionally be charmy and have tons of movement when worn. I attached silver clay rings and random clusters of brown glass pearls and crystal beads to a sterling silver cable chain which I then anchored to a color-coordinated leather cord to make the necklace a little more […]
Each of these tiny flowers have been handmade one by one. I began with the dark black colour of polymer clay and added some white to have shades of gray from dark to light. I made some of the flowers with a shimmery polymer clay as well. I assembled the flowers with a silver ball […]
I made this piece by first getting a chain, and then adding 2 beads to every link. The beads are attached to a headpin and then attached to the chain with a jumpring. I have used a mixture of glass and acrylic beads of different purples. It is finished with a lobster claw clasp. I […]
This very light weight bracelet has over 100 individually wrapped beads attached to a metal chain. There are 4 beads in every chain link. I’ve used a mixture of acrylic lilac beads, purple Swarovski beads and very small purple acrylic beads. The S hook allows for easy adjustment. Just hook into any chain link to […]
I often get requests for birthday bracelets. I use the stones that correspond to the birth month and the individuals astrological sign. This piece was inspired by my girlfriends mother “Goldie” who is a lovely, lively, bubbly and happy go lucky lady! I used 24 gauge silver wire to string smokey quartz beads and a […]
I love wirework, and this piece is designed using simple wire wrapping techniques. You can make this with seed beads as the base or just chain. I made mine with Swarovski bicone size 6 in clear. I then made the dangles with Bali silver beads, pearls in grey and recycled glass beads I made from […]
To make this necklace I used 1 metre of faux suede, roughly 20cms of silver plated curb chain, a variety of silver plated/tibetan silver charms, snowflake obsidian chips, coloured glass beads, 10-20 small jump rings, 1 large jump ring and 1 cord end. Tools: 2 pairs of long nose pliers, chain cutter and round nose […]