Who among us can resist the lure of beautiful handmade pearl
? The legacy of pearls throughout history is as fascinating as it is
mysterious: pearls were once a luxury enjoyed only by kings and queens, retrieved
from the depths of the oceans and seas.
These days, pearls can be found in all kinds of handmade
beaded jewelry, from classic wedding designs to holiday party jewelry. Pearls
can mix effortlessly with all types of beads, from natural sea shells and
gemstones to your favorite sparkling crystal beads and glass beads. If you want
to add a delicate softness and glow to your favorite beaded jewelry design, add
a handful of pearls.
We've put together this fun and free collection of pearl
jewelry designs so you can experience the power of pearls! Inside All About Pearls: 6 Free Handmade Pearl Jewelry Designs, you'll find free beading projects that include both bead stitching and bead stringing. A little something for everyone, with these six fabulous beading projects:
Begin by practicing your pearl knotting skills
when you make Amber Traeden's Birdsong Necklace. Bright, earthy colors of
freshwater pearls and gemstones mix effortlessly with metal chain and findings.
Pearl jewelry designs never seem to go out of
fashion, and Terry Ricioli's timeless Amber Opulence necklace combines
vintage-looking metal beads with gorgeous amber colored freshwater pearls for a
necklace that looks like it came straight out of your grandmother's jewelry
The lustrous colors of stick pearls get a boost
from a beautiful raku pendant in Diane Vannier's Raku Rainbow necklace.
A beautiful pearl cabochon becomes the focal
point of a spectacular beaded bracelet in Riana Olckers' By-the-Sea Bracelet.
Whether it's a wedding or a holiday party, Julie
D'Amico-Beres' beautiful Figure Eight bracelet combines pearls and crystals for
a classic (and classy) wrist adornment.
And finally, Csilla Csirmaz's Petite Pearls
Toggle bracelet is pretty enough to carry you through the holiday party season
Grab a strand (or two) of your favorite pearls, download your free eBook
, and enjoy
making some of these gorgeous pearl jewelry designs. Thank goodness that pearls
aren't just for royalty anymore!
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