To celebrate the wonderful power of natural jewelry making, we’ve created this collection of gemstone jewelry designs and a special guide to using gemstones. Start by learning how to tell the difference between dyed and natural gemstones, then discover the special meanings of gemstones to find the perfect fit for your next piece of gemstone jewelry. Then join Marlene Blessing for tips on buying dyed or natural stones that fit your budget. Then take your new information for a spin with six gemstone bead necklace projects that you can create and personalize to fit your unique style.
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If you like gemstones, then you’ll LOVE these free jewelry making projects with gemstones and gemstone beads. You’ll learn how to tell the difference between dyed and natural gemstones, the special meanings of gemstones, and how to select stones and save money when buying them for jewelry-making.
DIY Beaded Choker Necklace
Net Full of Gems by Linda Richmond
This easy netted choker is made by first working the body of the collar, then decreases at the end. It’s easy to create entirely different looks, from a long elegant robe of gemstones, to a choker that hugs your neck. This design leaves so much room for personalization, that no two pieces will be exactly alike. All you need are a few strands of small gem chips, delicas in a complimentary color, and the sky’s the limit!
Easy Strung Gemstone Bead Project
Mile Marker 219 by Annie Hartman Bakken
This adventurous necklace was created for a special Aunt, to celebrate the location of their family farm in North Dakota. The design is simple, and easy to follow, but the results look anything but simplistic. Make your own mark with natural, dyed, precious, or semi-precious gemstone beads and create your own stunning gemstone bead necklace design.
How to Use Up Spare Beads
Stone Soup by Tina Koyama
We all have the stash of leftover beads and occasionally the bead soup that just isn’t worth sorting. This gemstone bead necklace is perfect for using up those bits from your stash. Inspired from a Beadwork Creates cover project, this design uses a donut as a main focal point works up in vertical peyote stitch.
DIY Donut Bead Necklace
Stone Temple Donuts by Dustin Wedekind
Use a pile of turquoise gemstone donuts to make this piece of handmade gemstone jewelry! It’s a classic beaded necklace design that will never go out of style. Instead of turquoise, you can use onyx for a more sophisticated gemstone necklace.
DIY Turquoise Necklace
Turquoise Collage by Marcella Austenfeld
Mix and match your favorite jewelry-making techniques and supplies when you create this unique gemstone necklace. Bead-weaving captures your favorite gemstone pendants for a stunning focal point, accented by knotting, stringing, and simple wire wrapping.
Using Rough Gemstone Beads
Cobblestone by Denise Yezbek Moore
Who said that gemstone necklaces had to be boring? The precious gemstone beads/nuggets used in Denise Yezbek Moore’s earthy and artistic necklace are naturally gorgeous. Make it even more refined by using faceted gemstone beads instead of nuggets!
This is the ultimate guide to gemstone jewelry making projects, so what are you waiting for?
With these tips on finding and using cheap, natural gemstone beads, you’ll be making your very own DIY gemstone jewelry projects like a pro in no time. Download the free eBook and find endless possibilities for gemstone and gemstone beaded jewelry that will impress everyone.