Get Your Book of Free Beaded Brooch Projects
Of all the styles of beaded jewelry I make, beaded brooches used to come last on my list of preferred beading projects. But no more! After looking at the gorgeous free beaded brooch projects we've chosen for our latest free eBook, I'm inspired to start making more of these beauties to accent my wardrobe.
Brooches are one of the oldest styles of jewelry around, dating back to ancient times when they were used to fasten cloaks and other clothing that was draped around the body. As our practical fashion has evolved, brooches have evolved into decorative elements that have unlimited potential for incorporating your favorite off-loom bead-weaving techniques as well as all your favorite beading supplies like crystals, pearls, and glass beads.
When was the last time you made a beaded brooch? If you're not sure where to start, we've picked out 4 of our favorite beaded brooch projects to get you started using gemstones, pearls, crystals, seed beads, and Czech fire-polished beads. Whether you're an expert beader looking for a new form of beaded jewelry to explore or a beginner with fresh eyes and eager to learn, you'll find something to love!
- Indulge your love of fire-polished beads when you make Arlene Baker's Fire-Polished Star Flower brooch. These Czech glass beads deliver on the sparkle, while keeping the whole beaded brooch light enough to be worn on a favorite sweater.
- With a nod to the design trends of the turn of the 20th century, Arlene Baker's High Society Brooch is an elegant, classic beaded brooch design using pearls, crystal beads, and rhinestones.
- Tina Koyama's Crystal Radiance Brooch is a beautiful exercise in flat, circular brick stitch. Play with the colors of this stunning bead-woven brooch project to make it suit your own personal style!
- Jamie Hogsett's Retro Brooch uses garnets and pearls to create an understated but gorgeous accent for any funky jacket or sweater.
Finally, Jean Campbell shows us 5 fun ways to wear a brooch – get creative, and have a little fun with your beaded brooches! Beaded brooches are a fun way to add a few beads to your collection of accessories. Branch out into beaded brooches, and see what you can discover through crafting these fun and beautiful forms of beaded jewelry!