Pearls and Pearl Beads: 6 Free Handmade Pearl Jewelry Designs

Who can resist the amazing beauty of pearl jewelry designs? For centuries, pearl beads were reserved for royalty, gracing not only pearl necklace designs for kings and queens, but also their clothing and treasured accessories. Since then, pearls have captured the imagination of those who make handmade pearl jewelry, whether it’s been a simple and classic strand of knotted pearl beads or an intricate and lavish pearl necklace design. These opalescent pieces can be used in simple stringing projects, but they also add a rich touch to your favorite bead-weaving stitches. They are also perfect for mixing with your favorite seed beads, gemstone beads, and crystal beads.


Now, you can capture the timeless beauty of pearls with Beading Daily‘s free eBook, packed full with gorgeous jewelry making patterns! Inside you’ll find six popular pearl bead jewelry designs that you can make with all of your favorite jewelry-making techniques. Whether you’re ready to learn basic pearl knotting, you enjoy stringing pearl beads, or wish to learn off-loom bead-weaving with pearls, you’re sure to find the perfect pearl beading project! Download your free eBook to get started today!


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Use all your favorite beading pearls for these great patterns

Pearls are timeless, and so will your work be.

This beading tutorial is perfect for anyone who loves pearls, or anyone who wants inspiration for using more pearl beads in their handmade jewelry designs. The beautiful pearl necklace designs and pearl bracelet designs can be worn for almost any occasion! Plus, along with these free pearl jewelry designs, you’ll get pages and pages of expert instruction and helpful tips. And with your free membership to the Beading Daily community, you’ll have the help and support of thousands of beaders of all abilities. What are you waiting for? Download all six designs and be inspired today!

Sharpen your pearl knotting skills with this free project.

Pearl Beading Tutorial

Creating this geometric bracelet is fun and easy. It’s formed with a base of right-angle-weave squares, then embellished with round beads.

Pearl Necklace Designs: Amber Opulence

DIY Pearl Necklace Designs

This pearl necklace design 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 box.

Check out this great free beading with pearls tutorial

How to Make a Lariat with Baroque Pearls

This is a simple stringing project with a couple of peyote-stitched ruffles thrown in to keep you engaged and to encourage you to play with texture and color. Besides adding interest, the ruffles also serve to conceal the flower pendants’ embedded connection findings at each end of the lariat.

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How to Make a Pearl Bracelet

A beautiful pearl cabochon becomes the focal point of this spectacular bracelet. Pearlescent drops and bronze cubes create elegant peyote-stitch straps that complement a pearl cabochon encased in a lacy netted bezel. Beading pearls is easier than you think, learn how with this free project!

Get this quick project for combining crystals with pearl beads

DIY Crystal and Pearl Bracelet

When time is short and you’re looking for a satisfying project to finish without fuss, stitch this pearl and crystal bracelet in two-needle right-angle weave. Whether it’s a wedding or a holiday party, Julie D’Amico-Beres’ beautiful bracelet combines beading pearls and crystals for a classic (and classy) wrist adornment.

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How to Make a Toggle Bracelet with Pearls

Use this lovely beaded and pearl clasp to finish off any of your favorite projects or string it with the pearls and crystals featured here. Graduated sizes of beads worked in tubular peyote stitch form a sturdy dimensional ring. You can also use the toggle ring to create an eye-catching pendant. Embellish the toggle ring by stringing a seed-bead-and crystal center and adding pearl and crystal dangles and fringe.

If you’ve never tried incorporating pearls into your handmade jewelry designs, this is the perfect way to get started.

Stick pearls, pearl cabochons, and natural pearl beads can be used in so many different ways, you’ll be amazed at how versatile these natural beads are.

From using pearl beads to creating a pearl clasp, discover many things to love about pearl jewelry.