Beaded jewellery designs-an adorable necklace with handmade charms
Summary: This new tutorial is all about beaded jewellery designs! You will learn how to turn inexpensive beads into a special project, such as this handmade charm. Each step is detailed with photos and explanations.
Handmade Glass Beads, Imitate Swarovski Crystal, Faceted Abacus, Mixed Color, about 6mm in diameter, 4mm thick, hole: 1mm, about 100pcs/strand(GR6MMY)
Unit: 10 strands Weight: 232(g)
US $5.61 / 10 strands
Imitation Swarovski Glass Beads, Crystal Glass Beads, Faceted Bicone, DarkOrchid, about 4mm in diameter, 3.5mm thick, hole: 1mm, about 720pcs/bag(G22QS092)
Unit: 1 Bag Weight: 55(g)
US $3.84 / 1 Bag
Brass Crimp Beads, Tube, Silver Color, about 2mm wide, 2mm long, hole: 1.5mm(E003-S)
Unit: 30000 pcs Weight: 363(g)
US $12.80 / 30000 pcs
Iron Bead Tips, Iron End Caps, Open Clamshell Bead Tips, Silver Color, Size: about 7.5mm long, 4mm wide, hole: 1mm(E248Y-S)
Unit: 10000 pcs Weight: 874(g)
US $5.95 / 10000 pcs
Zinc Alloy Lobster Claw Clasps, Silver Color, Size: about 6mm wide, 10mm long, hole: 1.2mm(E103-S)
Unit: 1000 pcs Weight: 314(g)
US $10.67 / 1000 pcs
JumpRings, Double Loops, Brass, Silver Color, about 6mm in diameter, 0.8mm thick(JRDC6MM-S)
Unit: 10000 pcs Weight: 725(g)
US $13.87 / 10000 pcs
Tiger Tail, Silver Gray, 0.38mm, 50m/roll(L0.38mm01)
Unit: 10 Rolls Weight: 409(g)
US $4.27 / 10 Rolls
Brass Twist Chains, Come On Reel, Oval, Silver Color, Size: Chains: about 2mm long, 1mm wide, 0.35mm thick, 92m/roll(CHC-S100-S)
Unit: 92 m Weight: 358(g)
US $9.42 / 92 m
Glass Beads Strands, Faceted, Bicone, SkyBlue, about 4mm in diameter, hole: about 0.5mm, 85~90pcs/strand(GB4mmC20)
Unit: 30 Strands Weight: 196(g)
US $4.48 / 30 Strands
Colorful Acrylic Beads, Imitation Pearl Style, Round, DeepSkyBlue, Size: about 3mm in diameter, hole: 1mm, about 35000pcs/500g(PACR-3D-48)
Unit: 500 g Weight: 575(g)
US $11.41 / 500 g
Jewelry Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers, Polishing, Carbon-Hardened Steel,12.5cm long(P019Y)
Unit: 1 Plier Weight: 218(g)
US $0.53 / 1 Plier
Side Cutting Pliers, Ferronickel, Nickel Color, Black/Red, 11cm long(P019Y-1)
Unit: 1 Plier Weight: 64(g)
US $0.88 / 1 Plier
Instead of buying pre-made charms, why don’t you make your own handmade charms? There are so many reasons that you would want to do this. For example, you can arrange the colors and beads into beaded jewellery designs that you actually like or you can even personalize one of your handmade charms to suit a special occasion. As for myself, I love the combination of crystalized glass beads and pearl beads. All supplies used in the project cost just fewer than 10 dollars to make. But the finished look say will say anything but “budget”!
Supplies needed for the handmade charms:
6mm Abacus Bead
4mm Bicone Bead
Tiger Tail Wire
Side Cutting Plier
Instructions on the beaded jewellery design:
Step 1: Cut a long strand of wire and then string 8 pieces of 3mm pearl beads and form a loop by passing the wire back through the first one.
Step 2: Take either of the two working ends (left end here), and thread 3 bicone beads on it. Here we did purple, blue and purple. Pass the end through the bead below towards the left. Tighten the end and this is one pattern in the 2nd layer.
For the other pattern, you need to thread on the beads in this order: one purple bicone bead and one 6mm abacus bead. Next, weave the end through the adjacent purple bicone bead as in pattern 1. At last, exit the end at next pearl bead.
Step 3: Repeat beading the two bead pattern alternately until you reach a complete circle.
Step 4: Pick up the other working end and thread a purple bead and then add on 6 pearl beads. Weave though the abacus bead to so that the pearls beads surround it. Next, lead the wire to the adjoining purple bicone bead and do same process to the abacus bead.
Keep working until finish all 4 abacus beads.
Exit the two ends of wire between the 3rd and 4th pearl beads of a loop. Then string the wires through a crimp bead cover and a crimp bead. Make a knot over the crimp bead. Squeeze the crimp bead and then close the crimp cover. Remove all leftover wire.
Step 5: Add the chain through the crimp cover loop
This beaded jewellery design is finished!. Even though the process is elaborate, I hope you will love it. If you would like learn more patterns for making handmade charms, just stay tuned. We have more coming your way in the following weeks and months. Thanks for your stopping by!