Thursday, December 11, 2014

More Christmas Beading and Jewelry Tutorials

It’s that time of year again when much of our inspiration comes in the form of red and green palettes, frosty and sparkly finishes, and gifts for the jewelry lovers in our lives. This year it was really tough to choose just a handful of holiday beading tutorials – the inspirations are abundant! Here are just a few of my favorite projects.


Sugar Plum Dreams Ornaments by Artbeads.com

Give Czech glass O-beads a new twist with these
sparkly Sugar Plum Dreams Ornaments by Artbeads.com


SuperDuo Poinsettia Earrings by Fusionbeads.com

Picasso two-hole SuperDuos delight in these Poinsettia Earrings from FusionBeads.com


Captured Christmas Tree Earrings by Beadaholique

New Swarovski pave rings are the perfect frame for these
Captured Crystal Christmas Tree Earrings by Beadaholiqe.


For the Love of Betsey Necklace by AuntiesBeads.com

Inspired by the jewelry designs of Betsey Johnson, this red and white necklace project from Auntie’s Beads
brings to mind ribbon-wrapped peppermints.


Candy Cane Pendant by Modge Podge Rocks

This Candy Cane Pendant tutorial from Modge Podge Rocks
is exactly right for a charming stocking stuffer!


Frayed Ribbon Necklace by Ornamentea

If you love a bold, vintage inspired look,
this Frayed Ribbon Necklace project with ceramic focals by Ornamentea will make you merry.


Wire and Bead Ornaments by Everyday Art

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these stunning,
hollow Wire and Bead Christmas Ornaments by Everyday Art.
It’s a great project for using up leftover beads, too.


Candy Cane Cuff by Beadaholique

The simplicity of this Candy Cane Striped Cuff by Beadaholique really makes statement!


Lights of Christmas Bracelet by Fusionbeads.com

What holiday crafting party would be complete without a lovely crystal Christmas lights project
like this Lights of Christmas Bracelet from Fusionbeads.com?


Festival of Lights Earrings by Artbeads.com

Another great project from Artbeads.com is these lovely Festival of Lights Hanukkah Earrings
featuring Swarovski crystals wrapped with designer jewelry wire.


Deck the Halls Earrings by Beadaholique

Beadaholique does it again with these totally charming,
wire-wrapped Deck the Halls Earrings.


Are you making beaded decorations and handmade gifts this year? What are you favorite materials to use?

Happy holidays and happy beading!

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2 comments:

  1. want to make beaded long necklace that I can fold into knots several times. What is the best stitch??? I cannot bead crochet. Thank you! gd

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    1. There are two great stitches that provide flexible, knot-able ropes. Spiral rope is very beginner friendly:

      inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/2010/08/beading-tutorial-spiral-peyote.html

      Tubular right angle weave and cubic right angle weave make for a slinky but compact rope, but are a little trickier to master. Check out these tutorials to get started:

      http://craftartedu.com/marcia-decoster-free-basic-tubular-right-angle-weave
      http://www.beadingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2014/08/22/an-introduction-to-tubular-right-angle-weave.aspx

      Happy beading!

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