Love Crystals? Love Free Beading Projects?

Mar 15, 2013

There's no doubt about it: crystal beads can turn an ordinary beading project into something truly extraordinary. Maybe it's the sparkle, maybe it's the color of the crystal beads, or maybe it's the feeling of pure luxury that you get from wearing a piece of crystal bead jewelry, but crystal jewelry designs are everywhere you look these days.

If you love crystal jewelry design, we've collected a sample of some of our favorite crystal bead patterns and put them together in this free eBook, just for you! As a bonus, we added a fascinating article by Beadwork editor Danielle Fox all about Swarovski crystal beads. Are you ready to catch crystal fever?

  • Cecilia Guastaferro's Crystal Edge Bracelet uses beautiful top-drilled bicone crystal beads to make a luxurious crystal bracelet that you'll want to wear every day.
  • Channel your inner princess with Miwako Nara's Bracelet With Heart - the beaded toggle closure is shaped like a heart!
  • Using the best of both worlds, Kelli Burns' Romantic Ruffle bracelet uses crystal pearls and crystal bicones for a flattering, feminine crystal bracelet.
  • Laura McCabe's Rivoli Renaissance is a great way to use up those crystal rivolis that you've been hoarding in your bead stash to make a fashion-forward crystal bead necklace.
  • Jean Campbell's Glam Garland uses funky resin rings, crystal bicones, and fabulous crystal pearls to create one stunning piece of crystal bead jewelry. This crystal necklace pattern was one of my favorites from Beadwork magazine's Designer of the Year series!

Crystal bead jewelry is a must-have for so many special occasions like weddings and parties, but more importantly, wearing a piece of crystal jewelry can do wonders when you just need a little sparkly something to brighten your day!

Get started making crystal bead jewelry with our free eBook, and fall in love all over again with your favorite crystal beads!

Bead Happy,




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