Handmade Crystal Jewelry Creates Sparkle and Shine

Handmade Crystal Jewelry Confections to Make and Wear Any Day

Tis the season to sparkle! Well. Really. Anytime is a good time to sparkle, but this time of year there are extra reasons – parties, parties, and more parties! 17 Sparkling Patterns for 2017 gets us heading in the right direction. From one project to the next, you can’t go wrong.

Thistle Flower Earrings

by Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

Light and airy just like thistle flowers. They are also elegant with a pop of color! The opalescent bicone crystal beads set off the pink bicone beads, which are artfully accented by subtle blue, gold and green seed beads.

Handmade Crystal Jewelry, Thistle Flower Earrings by Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

Thistle Flower Earrings by Melissa Grakowsky Shippee



The bonus? This design is reversible! Flip the earrings over and you can see the crystal rivoli the beads have captured through Melissa’s clever stitching pattern.





Bellagio bracelet

by Monica Vinci

Perfect for wearing to the Bellagio, if you find yourself heading to Vegas. This handmade crystal jewelry bracelet would also be perfect with any outfit, including jeans – I would even wear this to the office! The description for this stunner reads “dazzling rows of aquamarine rivolis bezeled with pearls, framed with deep red crystals in this ornate and beautiful cuff.” I’d say that’s spot on!

Handmade Crystal Jewelry, Bellagio Bracelet by Monica Vinci

Bellagio Bracelet by Monica Vinci

Handmade Crystal Jewelry Confection Cuff

by Csilla Csirmaz

I can see this being crystal laden cuff worn out on the town during a special Valentine’s dinner. The bezels are made using graduated sizes of galvanized seed beads which, to me, gives a bubbly effect. Maybe a hint at some champagne? Love it!

Handmade Crystal Jewelry, Confection Cuff by Csilla Csirmaz

Confection Cuff by Csilla Csirmaz

Looking for a quick sparkly project for today? Click here for my Sparkling Swarovski Bracelet project, a cubic right-angle weave design I’m happy to share with you.

cubic right-angle weave bracelet by Tammy Honaman

Then download your copy of 17 Sparkling Patterns for 2017, choose your favorite designs, get out needle, thread, and crystals, then get ready to sparkle!

Happy Beading!

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