DIY Pearl Beading: 6 Free Handmade Pearl Jewelry Designs
Who among us can resist the lure of beautiful handmade pearl jewelry and pearl beading? 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This pearl 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. What are you waiting for? Download all six designs and be inspired today!
Grab a strand (or two) of your favorite pearls, download your free eBook on pearl beading, and enjoy making some of these gorgeous pearl jewelry designs. Thank goodness that pearls aren’t just for royalty anymore!