10 Easy Beaded Jewelry Projects For Beginners

Beads are some of the easiest and most versatile craft supplies you can buy. They’re also cheap, so you don’t have to worry about wasting money on them if you mess up your project. 

If you’re looking for some easy beading projects that will teach you basic techniques, check out these ten easy bead projects:

Simple & Easy Beads Jewelry Making For Beginners//Bracelet
Beading is an enjoyable and versatile craft that can be enjoyed by anyone.
Learning the basic techniques and skills of beading is essential to create beautiful pieces of art.
Choosing the right tools and supplies is crucial for successful jewelry-making.
Customizing your jewelry is an excellent way to show off your personality and style.
There are many different types of beads available, and selecting the right kind is essential for the success of your jewelry projects.
There are many resources available online and offline to provide inspiration and ideas for your next beading project.

Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

First, you will need to measure yourself for the bracelet. To do this, wrap a piece of yarn around your wrist and cut it at the point where it overlaps itself (this will be the size of bracelet that you need). 

You may want to do this twice just in case you don’t like how tight or loose it is. Next, use this length as a guide when working with your beads. When stringing on each bead, place them about 1/4 inch apart from each other so that they fit comfortably on your wrist as well as look pretty!

For finishing touches: tie off both ends of the string in knots and trim any loose ends away with scissors or clippers. Your beaded bracelet is now complete!

Beading is a versatile and rewarding craft that can be enjoyed by anyone. Our guide on Beading 101 teaches you the basic techniques and skills needed to transform beads into beautiful works of art.

Necklace With Multiple Strands Of Beads

Use a thicker stringing material. You’ll have more control over your beads and won’t lose any as easily.

Use a clasp that is easy to close. If you’re using a toggle or lobster claw clasp, make sure you can manipulate it with one hand so that you don’t have to stop stringing in order to close the necklace.

Use a small needle for bead-stringing tasks and a large needle for knotting the ends (or if you’re using something like fishing line instead of thread). That way, you can still see what you’re doing when working with small holes in beads without accidentally poking yourself in the eye!

To finish off your necklace, tie off each end of the beading thread at least three times before cutting it off from where it exits from its hole on either side of your beadwork piece (i.e., between two knots). 

This will ensure stability and longevity while also keeping those pesky “tail” threads out of sight and therefore out of mind!

Beadalon WireStrong and pliable beading wire used to string the beads together.
Tiger Tail WireA braided jewelry wire made of stainless steel covered in nylon material. Ideal for threading beads and creating jewelry such as multi-strand necklaces.
Miyuki Seed BeadsHigh-quality Japanese seed beads available in various colors and sizes. Perfect for creating multiple strands of beads in a necklace design.
Bead CapsSmall decorative metal components placed between beads to add texture and structure to the design.
ClaspA fastening device that allows the necklace to be secured around the neck easily, available in a range of designs and materials to match any necklace style.
Crimp BeadsSmall metal beads used to fasten and secure the beading wire in place.

In this table, we have provided a list of supplies needed to create a necklace with multiple strands of beads. The supplies include Beadalon Wire, Tiger Tail Wire, Miyuki Seed Beads, Bead Caps, Clasp, and Crimp Beads. These supplies are essential for creating a multi-strand necklace design that is both stylish and eye-catching.

Colorful Beaded Earrings


  • 2-3 colors of seed beads (7/0 or 6/0)
  • 4mm beading needle
  • earring hooks and headpins (or you can use jumprings)

How to make the earrings:

  • String a bead on an 8” length of wire, leaving a 3” tail at the end. Repeat with another color of beads until you have enough to reach around your wrist twice. Leave about 1/2” before creating a loop in the middle and adding your clasp to hold it together.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, having the right tools and supplies is essential to creating stunning pieces of jewelry. Explore our list of The Best Beading Supplies to ensure you have everything you need to make your next creation a success.

Bracelet With Beaded Flower

Start by cutting the wire into 2-1/2 inches in length.

Bead on one side of your bracelet and then go back to the beginning and bead again on the other side before taking off your wire cutter and finishing it off with a crimp bead and jump ring.

Using both hands, bend one end of your beaded wire up like a hook and put one flower on top of it (this will be hard to do because you’re trying to work with very small pieces).

Use needle-nose pliers to bend each petal at a 90 degree angle so that it looks like a petal (or what would look like one if we were making real flowers). You can also use regular pliers here if they fit comfortably in your hand better than needle-nose pliers do!

Put Your Name On It.

If you’re looking for a project that is easy to make but still impressive, this one is the perfect choice. You can customize the size and color of your letters to fit your style.


  • beads (of any size)
  • leather strips (one per letter) or chain (one per letter)


1. Thread on all of the beads for each letter of your name onto a single thread and tie off at one end with an overhand knot or fisherman’s knot; 

2. To finish off each individual letter, pull through another bead in a contrasting color at both ends of the string; 

3. For longer names, attach two strands together using jumprings so that they form one large loop; 

4. Attach both ends of these strings to either end of either a leather strip or chain using crimp tubes or wire wrapping techniques such as lark’s head knotting or wrapping wire around itself multiple times before twisting it shut.

Making your own jewelry can be a fun and rewarding way to express your creativity. Our collection of 10 Easy DIY Jewelry Projects for Beginners offers simple and stylish project ideas that are perfect for those new to jewelry-making

Sparkly Penguin Necklace

Materials needed:

  • 1 large felt penguin
  • 1 smaller felt penguin
  • 2-3 yards of beaded chain (you can make your own, or buy some here)

How to make it:

Cut two pieces of beaded chain that are long enough to go around the neck of the wearer you’re making this necklace for. You’ll want to cut one piece first and then cut another piece slightly shorter so that you have room for the clasp. 

If you bought ready-made beaded chain, decide how long each strand should be before cutting them both at once. 

The length will depend on how big or small your neck is the strands should hang just below where their collarbones begin! It’s also important not to make them too short; otherwise there won’t be enough space between each bead for its partner on another strand (yes, we did say partner!)

Swarovski CrystalsHigh-quality crystals in assorted colors that add sparkle and elegance to the necklace.
Beadalon WireA strong and flexible beading wire used to string the beads and crystals.
Miyuki Seed BeadsHigh-quality Japanese seed beads in black and white, perfect for creating the penguin design.
Penguin CharmA charm in the shape of a penguin that adds a whimsical touch to the necklace.
Crimp BeadsSmall metal beads used to secure the wire in place and prevent beads from falling off.
Lobster ClaspA type of clasp that is easy to use and secure, ensuring the necklace stays in place.

In this table, we have provided a list of supplies needed to create a Sparkly Penguin Necklace. The supplies include Swarovski Crystals, Beadalon Wire, Miyuki Seed Beads, Penguin Charm, Crimp Beads, and Lobster Clasp. These supplies are used to create an intricately designed necklace that is sure to make a statement.

Make A Beaded Keychain


  • A beading needle, or other sharp needle with a large eye.
  • Beads in colors of your choice.
  • Keychain ring and clasp

Tools: * A pair of scissors or wire cutters to trim the excess wire after you’ve made your loop. (And scissors can also be used if you don’t have wire cutters.)


1) String on eight beads in any color combination that suits you, then pass through one bead again before pulling snugly through both loops so it looks like an “8” on its side. 

2) Make a second “8” by passing through two beads at once. 

3) Repeat step 2 until all 8 spaces are filled up with chains of 4 or 5 beads each; this will make sure everything stays even and balanced when we start making our knots! 

4) Push one end through the other end once more so that there’s one strand hanging down under your chain—this will be used later when weaving together your necklace/bracelet design

Customizing your jewelry is an excellent way to show off your personality and style. Our guide on Creating Your Own Custom Beaded Jewelry provides tips and ideas for designing unique pieces that are tailored to your preferences.

Beaded Brooch Tutorial

  • Supplies:
  • beads of your choice (I used 5mm wooden beads)
  • 1/8″ headpins
  • wire cutters or scissors to cut wire

Tools: You will need a pair of pliers and wire cutters. If you don’t have these tools, there are plenty of tutorials online on how to make them yourself! Here’s one that we like at The Beading Gem. It’s super easy and cheap!

Steps: Once you have your supplies ready, it’s time to get crafting! To start the brooch, first use your pliers or wire cutters to trim 1/8″ off the end of each headpin so that they’re straight and not bent anymore (if they were). 

Then thread 3 beads onto each headpin by sliding them down until they reach just above where it turns into thinner wire (this is important because otherwise it won’t fit inside any other pieces later). 

Next use your pliers/wire cutters again this time at one end only so that both sides are exposed long enough for us slide through half way up into another bead before twisting back around itself again (see diagram below). 

This makes sure that when all done correctly nothing should ever fall off even if worn daily which would be pretty cool considering how cheap this project costs too!

Beadalon WireA pliable beading wire that is strong yet flexible, perfect for creating intricate beadwork.
Miyuki Seed BeadsHigh-quality Japanese seed beads that come in a wide range of colors and sizes. Perfect for beading projects, including creating beaded brooches.
Beadsmith NeedlesA brand of beading needles that are sharp and durable, ensuring smooth stitching through fabric and beads.
Swarovski CrystalsHigh-quality crystals that come in a variety of colors and sizes. Perfect for adding some sparkle and sophistication to your beaded brooch.
Fireline Beading ThreadA strong, braided beading thread that is ideal for creating jewelry that requires durability and strength. Perfect for attaching beads to brooch pins.

In this table, we have provided several resources for creating a beaded brooch. These resources include Beadalon Wire, Miyuki Seed Beads, Beadsmith Needles, Swarovski Crystals, and Fireline Beading Thread. These are top-quality materials suitable for creating beautiful and stunning beaded brooches that will last for years to come.

Beaded Lanyard Tutorial

Materials needed:

  • 1/8″-thick leather cord
  • 4mm pony beads (in three colors)
  • 1″ safety pin (or a round rhinestone bead)

Wrap the leather around your wrist to determine how long you want the lanyard to be. Cut it to size, and then mark a center point on one end of your cord. 

String on two pony beads and then use a needle-nose pliers to bend each end 90 degrees up from the string facing you this will keep them from slipping down into your work and getting lost later on. 

Continue adding beads until you’ve added eight in total, and then tie off with an overhand knot at the center point you marked earlier.

Now cut three equal lengths of cord for attaching charms or keys—these will be about 8″ long (so they overlap slightly when attached). 

Trim one end off each piece so that it doesn’t unravel during assembly; if desired, thread them through an eyelet before trimming so they’ll stay put while sewing everything together later.”

There are many different types of beads available and choosing the right kind is essential to the success of your jewelry projects. Check out our guide on The Different Types of Beads and How to Use Them to learn about their characteristics and how to incorporate them into your designs.

Beaded Bookmark Tutorial

  • Gather your materials
  • A beading needle and a ballpoint needle
  • Beads in different sizes and colors (I used seed beads, but you can use any kind of bead)
  • String the beads onto the thread

String the beads into a pattern that you like, then tie them off with a knot or two at the end of each row to keep them from sliding around on themselves as you make your way down toward the final row. 

You don’t want too many knots because it will take longer for them to dry when it comes time for curing! 

I’ve found that five is usually good enough if they are spaced out well enough so they don’t get tangled up too badly when being strung together later on down below where there aren’t any knots yet!


We hope you enjoyed these 10 beginner-friendly projects to create your own beadwork! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out in the comments section below.

Further Reading

Here are some additional resources related to beading and jewelry-making:

Pinterest Jewelry Ideas: Check out this Pinterest board for endless inspiration and ideas for all types of jewelry-making.

10 Quick and Easy Beading Patterns, Vol. 2: This article offers 10 great beading patterns that are perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a quick and easy project.

Jewelry Making for Beginners: Beading Techniques & Stitches: This online class teaches the basics of jewelry making, including beading techniques and stitches.


What are the basic tools needed for beading and jewelry-making?

Some basic tools needed for beading and jewelry-making include pliers, wire cutters, crimping tools, bead mats, needles, thread, and clasps.

What are some common beading techniques?

Some common beading techniques include stringing, bead weaving, wire wrapping, and knotting.

What are the different types of beads available for jewelry-making?

There are many different types of beads available, including glass beads, crystal beads, seed beads, metal beads, and natural stone beads.

How do I choose the right beading thread for my project?

Choosing the right beading thread depends on the type of beads you are using and the intended use of the finished piece. Some popular types of beading thread include nylon, silk, and waxed linen.

How do I finish my beaded jewelry piece?

There are several ways to finish a beaded jewelry piece, including using crimp beads, knotting, and wire wrapping. The finishing technique you choose depends on the type of jewelry and personal preference.