6 Free Gemstone Beaded Jewelry Projects You’ll Love

Gemstones have been prized by humans for hundreds of years. Besides their natural beauty, natural gemstones are prized for their "mystic" powers. Each has a unique meaning and will help bring anything from wealth to health, and good luck to empowerment to the wearer. Even if you treasure gemstones more for their beauty than meaning, there is truly a healing, inspiring "power" of gemstones. Just sit down with a new strand of semi-precious stones or gemstone beads in your favorite color and shape, and create your own unique piece of gemstone jewelry.

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 gemstone jewelry, then you'll LOVE this FREE eBook on how to make jewelry with gemstones and gemstone beads from Beading Daily.
IF you like gemstone jewelry, then you'll LOVE this FREE eBook on how to make jewelry with gemstones and gemstone beads from Beading Daily.

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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.

Learn how to make a gemstone necklace with this DIY beaded choker necklace beading project from Beading Daily.

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!

Learn how to make an easy strung gemstone bead project with this DIY beaded necklace project from Beading Daily.

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.

Learn how to use up spare gemstone beads by making this gemstone beaded necklace perfect for using up leftover beads from Beading Daily.

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.

Learn how to make this fun beaded necklace with this DIY donut bead necklace project from Beading Daily.

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.

Learn how to make this DIY turquoise necklace with gemstones and gemstone beads from Beading Daily.

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 gemstones to make jewelry designs is easier than you think with this earthy and artistic necklace project from Beading Daily.

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.