Fall Into My Favorite Beading Projects

Autumn is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year. I love how the cooler temperatures give me an excuse to break out my snuggliest sweaters, warm socks, and comfy quilts. Add some hot chocolate for breakfast every morning, a warm fire in the wood stove, and the incredible view of the trees in the mountains surrounding my home, and I’m a happy lady!

It’s the colors, shapes, and textures of autumn in nature that inspire a lot of my beading projects. I love the warm oranges, browns, reds, and golds that I see in the changing leaves. The shapes of the leaves themselves are very often a source of inspiration for me to create beaded motifs in my beaded jewelery designs.

And I’m definitely not alone in this love for the colors of autumn. A quick look through the beading and jewelry-making projects in the Beading Daily Shop resulted in even more inspiration for me! Check out my Top 10 Beading Projects for Autumn:

 

Hunter’s Moon by Tina Koyama: Ready to try your hand at free form bead stitching? This is the perfect project for you. Autumn Bouquet by Lisa Kan: I love designing beaded jewelry using components, and these autumn flowers work into great earrings, too! Turning Leaf by Lisa Kan: One of my favorite techniques for making necklaces is bead and wire chain. Throw in some richly colored freshwater pearls, and I’m all over this beading project!

 

Autumn Vineyard by Cynthia Deis: While this necklace might look complicated, it couldn’t be easier! And I love the range of colors and textures in this mixed media necklace. Turning An Old Leaf by Hazel Furst: Inspired by a traditional Native American bead-weaving technique, this tutorial includes variations and embellishments for you to make it your own.

 

Autumn’s End Bracelet by Kathleen Lynam: This is one of those beaded bracelets that will keep you looking down at your wrist all day! Autumn Pearl Cuff by Shaylalin Garcia: Wire and luscious freshwater pearls? Yes, please! Diagonal Leaf Cuff by Barbara Grainger: Practice your bead stitching skills in this easy-to-make, innovative cuff bracelet.

 

 

Clinging Vine earrings by Barbara Grainger: Wouldn’t these look amazing worked up in a variety of golds, reds, and oranges? Autumnal Tiara by Jean Campbell: How often do you have the opportunity to wear a tiara? Not often enough!

Want to find your own favorite autumn jewelry-making and beading projects? Take a look at all the great projects on sale now (for a limited time) in the Beading Daily Shop!

What’s your favorite part of autumn? Do you have a favorite season that inspires your beadwork? Leave a comment here on the Beading Daily blog and share with us!

Bead Happy,

Jennifer

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