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!