Simply Designed Handmade Beaded Necklaces

I’ve made different necklaces by now, but I wouldn’t call myself a know-it-all at making them. There are more designs that I want to experiment with. You can say I’m evolving.

This is one of the first necklaces I’ve made. A friend of mine gave me a bunch of blue beads that I later learned were part of a glass bead kit that featured all kinds of shades of blue beads. Blue hues happen to be of my favorite colors. Working with colors for this piece made the necklace fun to make. I decided to make it a short choker length necklace because I had casual summer beach jewelry in mind.

It’s a straightforward design and easy enough to make.

Glass Bead Necklace in Blue

Back of Blue Bead Necklace

This next necklace is a combination of chain (just love) and potato pearl beads with some acrylic beads plus some genuine raw garnet beads. I made a pair of short dangle earrings from the leftover potato pearls and rough garnet gemstones. I really enjoyed working with both materials – chain and beads. I feel like there are so many expressions of this combination of materials. Because there are so many possibilities, I find it inspiring and fun to work with.

You can wear this with  black, white, a shade of green, or purple top.

Chain and Potato Pearls Plus Acrylic Necklace

Chain Plus Potato Bead Necklace Close Up

I whipped up the latest one really fast. I was wearing this black top and in the moment, I was inspired to add something to it. I had materials that I had for  awhile and wanted to use them up. Finally, an idea came to mind. I like this necklace because there’s something about it that’s a little more masculine than what I normally make and yet still feminine. I think the inverted triangle represents that strong femininity and the heavier chain is the masculine part.

Inverted Triangle Chain Necklace

Inverted Triangle Chain Necklace II

All of these necklaces were fun to make and I was inspired when making each one. On of my favorite things about making necklaces is getting open to design ideas. The necklaces featured here are pretty simple designs. Eventually, I wonder if the necklaces I make will have a certain style or signature design about them and have less variation in the overrall look. Oh, well. Only one way to find out — gotta keep on making necklaces! 🙂

You can find other jewelry I’ve made on my etsy shop, TheWeeBitThings.

Until next time, keep enjoying the little things in life!


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