If there's one thing I've discovered since I became interested in beading, it's that there's an endless number of ways to use beads. Jewelry is certainly one of the most popular, but they can also be used in clothing, footwear, ornaments, toys - the list goes on and on.
Below are various projects that you can make with beads.
- Christmas Ornaments
Christmas ornaments made from ordinary pipe cleaners and inexpensive acrylic beads are very pretty and easy to make. They look quite impressive yet are easy enough for small children to make. This is one Christmas craft idea to use again and again. Older people will enjoy making this Christmas craft, too, which can be varied to make a number of different sparkling ornaments for your Christmas tree.
- Gemstone Necklace
With gemstone beads, every bead is precious. Every bead is beautiful. A little more effort is needed when stringing a gemstone necklace together.
- Hoop Earrings
Years ago, a friend of mine taught me some simple beading techniques. You can make all sorts of shapes using beading wire and beads. The simplest is a hoop.