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Monday, November 5, 2018

How to Create Long Necklaces Using Seed Beads.

Seed beads are a great alternative to creating length which adds more color and texture than gold or silver chains. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes and creating necklace or bracelet using seed beads is easy and fun.

Make your own stylish, long necklace using seed beads to build length and larger beads as focal points or to create dimension. Our example features designer bead mixes and mother of pearl shells dyed to a gorgeous aqua color.

Seed beads are also great with Czech glass beads, gemstone beads, pearl beads or wood bead.


  • your choice of beads
  • Flexible beading wire
  • Crimp beads & crimp tool
  • Clasps & findings (Tip: Make your necklace long enough to fit over your head and skip the clasp)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

We Love Beads in Layers

Creating charmed bracelet sets are fun and result in a versatile look - wear just one bracelet at a time or mix and match for different looks.

4mm Czech glass beads are the perfect size for creating this look. 4mm beads can be worn as a single strand but can be layered without too much bulk or weight.

If you need help with choosing colors, you have many options depending on your personality: a combination of neutrals, monochromatic mix (pick your favorite color), blacks (matches almost anything and looks good with silver or gold).

Our example features two neutral tones with a pop of color.

Adorn each bracelet with a different charm or wire wrapped bead dangles (these are the little beads hanging of the bracelets).

Related Blog Post about charm bracelets:
Braided Suede Charm Bracelet