What a fun time to make some jewelry! Spring is full of jubilant pastels, vibrant greens, and golden yellows. It is a super bloom of color. Why not find a moment to design a necklace and celebrate the end of winter? We have some great free beading project ideas for you. Let the seeds of inspiration blossom!
Today, we have some cute Daisy Earrings that you can string with any color that strikes your fancy. We have a dance of springtime color with two necklace ideas that you will love. Finally, we have a mix of headbands that you can change up with any colors or beads that suit your style. Winter is over, let's praise this beautiful season of rebirth!
Designer Sara Oehler
Skill Level Beginner
Turquoise Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - 20"
Chrysoprase Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - 6"
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 14 pcs
Silver Ear Wires - 1 pair
Step 1: Use 10" of beading wire to string one crimp tube.
Step 2: Pass back through the tube to form a small loop of wire. Do not crimp the crimp tube.
Step 3: String one crimp tube. Pass the wire through the loop formed in Step 2 then back through the crimp tube. Adjust the wire to create a petal about 15mm in diameter.
Step 4: Repeat Step 3 three times.
Step 5: To create the fifth petal, pass the wire through the first crimp used in Step 2.
Step 6: Crimp all the crimp tubes and cut off excess wire. Click here for crimping instructions.
Step 7: Use 1 1/2" of beading wire (in a different color than already used) to string one crimp tube. Pass the wire through the center of two of the petals. Pass through the crimp tube again to form a 5mm ring. Crimp the crimp tube and cut off excess wire.
Step 8: Repeat Step 7.
Step 9: Attach 1 ear wire to one of the petals.
Step 10: Repeat Steps 1-9 to create a second earring.
Spring Bouquet Necklace
Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Intermediate
Chrysoprase Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter – 24"
Pink Tourmaline Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter – 24"
925 Sterling Silver Plated Soft Flex Extreme Beading Wire .019 diameter - 18"
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 6 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 6 pcs
20mm Pewter Butterfly Toggle Clasp from Green Girl Studios - 1 set
5mm Silver Filled Jump Rings - 5 pcs
6mm Sterling Silver Large-Hole Rounds from Artbeads - 14 pcs
15mm Lavender Ceramic Flower Charm - 1 pc
15mm Mustard Ceramic Flower Charms - 2 pcs
19mm Mustard Ceramic Flower Charm - 1 pc
20mm Green Ceramic Flower Charm - 1 pc
4mm Olivine CZ Rondelles - 48 pcs
4mm Pink CZ Rondelles - 24 pcs
5x7mm Lavender CZ Briolettes - 16 pcs
Chain Nose Pliers
Finished Size 19"
Step 1: Attach 1 jump ring to each ceramic charm.
Step 2: Use the Pink Tourmaline and Chrysoprase wires to string 1 silver round, the jump ring on the green charm, and 1 silver round to the center of the wires. Place a Bead Stopper on one side of the beads.
Step 3: Use the Chrysoprase wire to string 6 olivine rondelles. Use the Pink Tourmaline wire to string 1 pink rondelle and 1 lavender briolette twice. String 1 pink rondelle.
Step 4: Use both wires to string 1 silver round, the jump ring on the 19mm mustard charm, and 1 silver round. Repeat Step 3. Use both wires to string 1 silver round, the jump ring on the lavender charm, and 1 silver round. Repeat Step 3. Use both wires to string 1 silver round.
Step 5: Use both wires to string 1 crimp tube. Place the very end of 9" of 925 Sterling Silver wire in the crimp tube. Snug the beads, crimp the tube and cover with 1 crimp cover. Click here for crimping instructions. Braid the three wires together for 4 3/4". Use all three wires to string 1 crimp tube. Crimp the tube. Cut the Pink Tourmaline and 925 Sterling Silver wires. Do not cut the Chrysoprase wire. Cover the crimp tube with 1 crimp cover. Use the Chrysoprase wire to string 1 crimp tube and one half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with 1 crimp cover.
Step 6: Remove the Bead Stopper. Repeat Steps 3 and 4, using jump rings on the 2 mustard 15mm charms. Repeat Step 5.
Springtime Three Strand Necklace
Designer Jessica L. Rosenfeld
Skill Level Beginner
Soft Touch Wire .019 diameter - 4'
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
Sterling Silver Vintage Glass Clasp - 1 set
4mm Fire Polish Yellow Matte Beads - 218 pcs
Turquoise/Yellow Flower Lampwork Bead - 1 pc
Turquoise/Yellow Bicone Lampwork Bead - 4 pcs
2" Sterling Silver Head Pins - 1 pc
Chain Nose Pliers
German Small Flat/Round Looping Pliers
Step 1: Place head pin through 1 yellow bead, then the flower bead, and then another bead.
Step 2: Place the German Small Flat/Round Looping Pliers flat nose side directly on top of the bead, and bend a right angle in the wire.
Step 3: Place your round nose side of the pliers on top of the right angle and bend the wire gently but firmly around the form. This will make a complete circle, with a “tail” at the end.
Step 4: Hold the circle with your German Small Flat/Round Looping Pliers, so that it doesn’t get deformed, and gently but firmly use your chain nose pliers to turn the tail around the shank, forming horizontal coils. You should only do about 1 1/2 to 2 coils. Cut off excess wire. You now have a pendant.
Step 5: Cut three strand of Soft Touch Wire, about 20” each, off of the spool.
Step 6: String all three strands of wire through the loop of the flower pendant.
Step 7: String 12 yellow beads on each strand of wire, on each side of the flower.
Step 8: String all three strands on each side of the flower through one bicone bead.
Step 9: Repeat steps 7 and 8 until you have 3 sections of yellow beads & 2 bicone beads on each side of the necklace.
Step 10: Starting on one side of the necklace, string each strand of Soft Touch through a crimp, through the clasp and then back through the crimp. Pull the wire tight and adjust the size of the loop so that the clasp can move back and forth freely.
Step 11: Secure crimp using crimping pliers. Click here for crimping instructions.
Step 12: Cut off excess wire at the crimp using Soft Flex Flush Cutters.
Simply Irresistible Headband
Designer Sara Oehler
Skill Level Easy
Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - 120"
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
Ribbon - 28" to 30"
Glass Flowers by Barb Svetlick
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Cutters or Bead Nippers
Step 1: Cut three 40 inch lengths of wire. (You can use all the same color or mix and match several colors.)
Step 2: Fold all three strands in half, making six strands. Use all six strands to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube near the middle of the wires, creating a small loop for attaching the ribbon later, and crimp. Click here for crimping instructions.
Step 3: Separate the 6 wires into three groups of 2 wires each and braid. If you want, you can add beads as you go.
Step 4: Use all six strands to string 1 crimp tube. Pass back through the tube, leaving a small loop, and crimp.
Step 5: String a 14-16 inch piece of ribbon through one of the loops and form a double overhand knot to secure. Repeat for the other loop. To wear, place the braided section of the headband on the head and tie the ribbons together at the neck.
Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.
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Blog contributor Thomas Soles loves Jazz Age writers and crunchy french fries. His favorite gemstones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Freddie Mercury's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com