Aug 24, 2016

Bead Jewelry for the Holidays

Creating beaded jewelry offers a two-fold opportunity when it comes to making gifts for the holidays. Gift recipients receive a beautifully crafted piece of jewelry made especially for them, and you have the enjoyment of making jewelry using quality beads and findings. If you are thinking of making some jewelry for a few folks on your gift list, it is never too early to start. 

Beadshop has all the ingredients and supplies as well as step-by-step instructions and even some videos to get you started. Below are some projects to consider as you map out your gift-making strategy:

Stretch Therapy: These are one of our post popular projects for a few reasons: one size fits all; easily personalized with charms and color selection; and unisex so both the guys and gals on your list can wear them. You can make multiple bracelets to give so they can be worn stacked, or make one bracelet and then make additional bracelets as future gifts for the same person. 

Poetry: This necklace or bracelet combination design can be worn a variety of ways. Wear it wrapped multiple times around your wrist, or wear it as a long, draping necklace with a focal element dangling from the center. It can even be worn doubled as a shorter necklace. Personalize it by selecting the favorite color of whomever you plan to give it to, or go with neutrals in case you aren’t sure who you will gift it to. (You may even decide that you can’t part with it!)

Frame of Mind Necklace: If you have a few minimalists on your gift list, then this necklace will speak to them. Its style is classic with a mix of chain and a plump potato pearl surrounded by a unique metal frame finding. And, it couldn’t be simpler to make, as the design is available in silver or gold-tone kits. This piece pairs well with other necklaces, such as a pretty strand of pearls or a plain chain.

The Dancer Earrings: Such a unique design, these fun earrings will be a joy to make and wear, and beadshop has mapped out everything you need: kits, project recipe, and step-by-step video as well. While the color selection is almost endless, six color variations are already developed so that you can get into the design process right away. 

These are just a few of many projects ready for you to start making now and give later!

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