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Crystal Bead Jewelry Tutorials (6/12/2015)

2015 June 12

Today I’ve found some great beading patterns using crystals. While we love to use Swarovski crystals, sometimes you just can’t afford it. So Chinese crystals are a great substitution as are fire-polished beads. However, you can usually substitute pearls, semi-precious beads or other beads that are the same size.

Beaded Snowflake Jewelry Patterns

Beaded Snowflake Jewelry Patterns

Sparkle With Beaded Snowflake Jewelry Patterns Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:00:17 -0800

A magnet clasp makes this gorgeous bracelet easy to snap on and off. There are also instructions for making the bracelet longer or shorter for a customized fit. You’ll need a few different sizes of beads, as well as basic bead skills. Feeling a little lost when it comes to beading? No worries. Enroll in Essential Seed Bead Techniques with Leslie Rogalski to learn or just brush up on seed bead skills like peyote stitch, square stitch and closures.

Crystal Bracelets Wed, 13 Feb 2008 22:56:15 -0800

For a chic accessory, add crystals to your beading projects! These free beading patterns look fancy and expensive, but you can make them yourself on the cheap. Try these tutorials for your next special occasion, or just because! Once you learn how to make bead bracelets, you may never want to stop.

Beaded Crystal Net Necklace

Beaded Crystal Net Necklace

Beaded Crystal Net Necklace Thu, 08 May 2014 06:24:00 -0700

The Beaded Crystal Net Necklace pattern is very easy to make. Adding all the Fire-polished crystals makes this necklaces sparkle like crazy. It will look like you are wearing a very expensive necklace and be the star of the party. So grab your beads and start making yourself a beautiful necklace.

Bead Tutorial – [Tutorial] Crystal Bracelet #16 Sat, 25 Jul 2009 07:30:09 -0700

The design is from Thai Crystal Book. Equipment: Swarovski Bicone Crystal 4 mm, Seed Bead 11/0, Nylon Thread, Clasp and Jumprings. It takes many steps to complete the bracelet.

4th of July Crystal Memory Wire Bracelet

4th of July Crystal Memory Wire Bracelet

4th of July Crystal Memory Wire Bracelet Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:28:46 -0700

Get ready for the 4th of July by making your own sparking crystal memory wire cuff!  With over 20 high resolution full color photos and easy to follow step by step directions, you’ll be able to hand-make this beautiful eye catching bracelet in all of your favorite summer colors!  Don’t be afraid to tackle this project if you don’t have much beading experience. This project is great for beginners! Happy beading!

Crystals: Ways to Add Subtle Sparkle to Your Beaded Projects Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700

While there is definitely something magical about the look of crystals, my personal style means that I prefer to have crystals play a supporting role, instead of the lead, in most of my beading projects. The good news is that even when crystals take a backseat to other kinds of beads, they can still have maximum impact when it comes to adding sparkle and style to your favorite beaded jewelry designs!

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