How to Create our Pips in Paradise Bracelet Design

Posted by Toocutebeads.com on 11/9/2016 to Design Ideas
View our all new bracelet design featuring pip beads
This fun pip project can be done in such a wide range of color combinations that you're sure to find a look that suits you. If you've ever made a shamballa bracelet, you already have all the skills you need to create this great weekend project.

How to make a Twisted Gemstone Bracelet

Posted by Too Cute Beads on 11/2/2016 to Bead School
Twister Gemstone Bracelet

Creating a braided gemstone bracelet is a great project for beginers, and makes a great looking piece for more advanced jewelry designers as well.. If you can braid and use a bottle of glue you already have all the skills required to create one of these bracelets. Large hole gemstones are available in a variety of colors, so customizing this easy to make leather bracelet is no problem.
 

How to create Christmas Wreath Earrings

Posted by John Woodson on 10/10/2016 to Bead School
How to create a pair of christmas wreath earrings with Swarovski Bicones

With some 6mm bicones, Artistic wire, some silver findings and a bow you can create your own pair of our traditional Christmas Wreath Earrings. The entire set of earrings can be put together in less than 30 minutes using tools every beader should have on hand.

How to Create a Leather Lariat Necklace

Posted by John Woodson on 9/21/2016 to Beading Techniques

Hot to Create your Own leather lariat necklace

One of out most recent necklace kits, and probably one of the most popular necklaces we've ever put together here at Toocutebeads.com. Our original necklace featured Swarovski pear pendants, but there really are a lot more possibilities out there. The basics of the necklace can remain the same, but by testing out different drops, you may find results that really match your style. Im gonna show you below how we put this kit together, and some great options to add a different twist to hit.

Cup Chain Leather Wrap How-to

Posted by John Woodson on 2/8/2016 to Kit Instructions
Materials Included
  • 16" of 2.5mm Leather
  • 37 x 13mm snap clasp half round
  • 6 1/2" of cup chain (20 stones)
  • 1 yard of 1.2mm knotting cord

Additional Supplies

  • Clip board & binder clip
  • Super New Glue
  • Scissors
  • Nipper Tool (for cutting your cup chain)


STEP 1

Cut your leather in half (so that you have two 7 inch pieces). Place 3 drops of glue into one half of your clasp. Put crystal in, and then one piece of leather on each side. Let dry for about 10 minutes.

Secure it on your clip board to ease your bracelet making process.

STEP 2

Take your 1.2mm knotting cord and make it equal under the 1st space between the crystal chatons. Tie an overhand knot, making sure knotting cord is centered with equal parts of cord on both sides.

STEP 3

Take your right cord under your right leather and pull up.

Step 4

Take your left leather cord under your left leather and pull up.

Step 5

Make an "X" over your crystal center.

STEP 6

Take your right cord under your right leather and chain, making sure not to take your cord under or over your left leather.

Step 7

Take your left cord under your left leather and chain, making sure not to take it over or under your right leather.

Step 8

Pull both cords in place and make an "X" under the chain.

Step 9

Then making an x over the chain

Repeat Steps 3 to 9 until you've reached desired length. (7 times for a 7" bracelet)

Unclip Your bracelet, and measure it around your wrist. If you need to shorten the bracelet take your patterns back as needed.

Once your desired size is reached tie an over hand knot.

Then once more to secure it.

If you needed to shorten the bracelet you can do so by cutting in between the chatons. Make sure you leave at least one extra chaton to be glued into your clasp.

Cut your excess leather off (up to the end of your chaton)

You will now place 3 drops of glue in your clasp and place your cup chain and leather inside.





Now to end off your bracelet you will cut your excess knotting cord and glue or melt it to secure your knot.

Beading Technique - Create Swarovski Diamond Drop Earrings with Artistic Wire

Posted by John Woodson on 4/23/2015 to Beading Techniques

Create a Tila Weave Bracelet - Step by Step Guide

Posted by John Woodson on 4/4/2015 to Kit Instructions

See how we put together our new Tila Weave bracvelet kits in this easy to follow 8 step guide.

All new CrystalTex Jewelry Kit - Step by Step Guide

Posted by John Woodson on 4/3/2015 to Kit Instructions
follow the step by step guide below to create a stainless steel CrystalTex Jewelry Kit.

Our new SteelTex Necklace Jewelry Kit combines stainless steel chain with Swarovski CrystalTex. Follow the step by step instructions below to complete your project, or use it as a guide to get creative with your own Swarovski CrystalTex Projects.

Happy Easter - Load up your bead basket with tons of freebies

Posted by Johnnie on 3/31/2015 to News

Shop this week for awesome freebies.

How to Make a Leather Love Knot Bracelet

Posted by Johnnie on 2/1/2014 to Easy Beading Projects