Bugle Bead Earrings

This clever design uses bugle beads and seed beads and is a lot simpler than it looks!

Bugle bead earrings DIY Tutorial

 

 

Bugle beads really lend themselves to bold, geometric shapes, and originally I was going with something triangular, but it evolved into this diamond, almost art deco style shape. You can substitute the size 10 seed beads with size 11, but they do produce a squarer shape. Read more

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Beaded Statement Collar Necklace

This Beaded Statement Collar Necklace uses wooden beads and thread to create a lightweight, dramatic piece of jewellery, perfect for adding a splash of colour to any outfit!

beaded statement collar necklace DIY

Everyone loved last Statement Summer Necklace so much that it is still one of my most visited post and has even  been turned into a workshop! So I wanted to have a go at a contemporary take on another traditionally small  beadweaving technique, this time it is netting! Netting is an ancient form of beadwork; the Egyptians used the technique to create shawls and even dresses! Read more

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Flower Burst Spring Necklace

Flower Burst Spring Necklace

Use Pip beads and the simple bead-weaving technique of right angle weave to create this fun Flower Burst Spring Necklace!

Pip bead right angle weave necklace

 

I love right angle weave because it is simple to do, but really effective and allows for variation in size and shape of beads used. I’m using Czech glass Pip beads, but I imagining you could get a similar effect with magatamas, drops and dagger beads too! Their elongated shape means the beads stick out and it reminds me of blossom and the first flowers appearing on the trees! Read more

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