Bead crafts are a fun way to create something beautiful from ordinary materials. The projects in this blog post range from easy to difficult, so there’s something for everyone! In this post, you’ll find 15 of the best bead craft tutorials on the internet including jewelry, home decor, and unique gifts.
Bead crafts are a fun, whimsical addition to any outfit or even home decor. I love that there are many different types of bead crafts, including beading, wire wrapping, metalwork, and more. Any way that you make them, it makes for a great way of expressing your style!
Do bead crafts make a good gift option?
Of course they do! Who doesn’t like receiving handmade gifts? I know I sure do! They make great mother’s day gifts, Christmas gifts, wedding gifts, and more. If it’s a non-jewelry beaded craft, you could even gift an item to a man! The possibilities are endless.
The best type of beads to use is wooden beads. They look great and they’re easy to work with! Or even try using seed beads because they come in a variety of colors. They are also small enough to use on the smaller stitches and can be used as spacers between larger beads. For kids crafts, pony beads, or plastic beads, are always a great option for little hands. Just make sure you’re using proper adult supervision.
Other options include glass beads, acrylic pearly beads, and metallic beads.
What can I use to string beads?
For just jewelry, you may be looking for something to string beads on. Elastic string is a great option for this as it allows many different sizes. Even fishing line can do in a pinch!
What a fun and easy craft to make as a gift for a special mother or mother figure in your life. This little birds nest necklace uses beads to represent bird eggs. Pick a different colored bead to represent each of the birthstones of Mom’s children.
Harness the colors of the rainbow with this vivid upcycled jar beaded chandelier lantern! Having a backyard party? String a few of these lanterns up around the yard and it will turn it into a magical wonderland in no time.
Have some old scarves lying around that need some jazzing up!? Look no further than this easy tutorial on how to upcycle your scarves into fun and eye-catching necklaces, adorned with fun and unique beads!
Ooo! How gorgeous are these boho inspired earrings!? They look like it took forever to make them, but surprise!...it only takes a few minutes! Karo from Craftsy Hacks walks you right through the process and you end up with awe-inspiring, beautiful beaded earrings.
Your backyard has never looked better than with these whimsical beaded wind chimes. Make them with bright, multi-colored beads to add a touch of cheerfulness. This craft is great for tuning fine motor skills, too!
Bad dreams don't stand a chance of showing up with this gorgeous, handmade beaded dream catcher tutorial. Using just a few simple materials, you can create a beaded masterpiece that will bring you only sweet dreams.
If your little one is a fan of playing dress up and crafting, then boy, do we have the craft for you! This easy DIY paper beaded necklace can be made with tons of different colors. They’ll be making necklace after necklace after necklace....
Looking for a great teacher gift (or regular gift!) idea? Look no further than these elegant DIY beaded ribbon bookmarks. They’ll be the perfect thing to give all your friends who love reading and those who always seem to be dog-earing the pages of their books.
This easy tutorial for a beaded fish is great for little ones who want to learn their alphabet (F is for fish!), perfect their fine motor skills, and explore their creative sides with the different colors of beads.
Well, what are you waiting for!? Grab a friend and your favorite colorful beads and get busy creating one (or several) of these fun, fun, and easy beaded craft ideas. We promise you’ll have fun whilst doing it, too! What kind of beads do you like to work with?