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Beaded Christmas Jewellery: Quick, last-minute projects

Beaded Christmas Jewellery Patterns and Ideas, Katie Dean, Beadflowers
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So, as the big day approaches, have you covered all the bases? You’ve probably remembered the cards, gifts and food. But have you thought about your beaded Christmas jewellery?

If you said ‘no’ to that, then I’m here to help…

I just realised I needed a new beaded Christmas jewellery set to wear this year. So, I’m sure I’m not the only one. Or, if you don’t need any for yourself, how about a quick gift for someone else?

So, with that in mind, let me share some of my favourite beaded Christmas jewellery projects…

Quick Beaded Christmas Jewellery Projects

These little gems are projects that you can run up in an afternoon.

My little Christmas stockings are super-cute. They are made with Peyote stitch and take just over an hour to make. So, yes, you can manage the set of earrings and a matching pendant before the big day!

Get the Beaded Christmas stocking pattern here>>

Or, how about a cute pair of Christmas tree earrings?

This is another project that you can complete in an afternoon. You are going to be combining basic netting with a little Peyote stitch. I like small earrings, so I used size 15 seed beads for mine. But the design works just as well with larger beads. And again, you can make a single Christmas tree for a matching pendant.

christmas tree charmGet the Christmas Tree earrings pattern here>>

If you’re happy working with the shaped seed beads, then why not give this earring design a try? Use festive colouring to put your own spin on this earring with its ‘Snowflake’ motif…

Ava Beads Snowflake EarringsGet the snowflake earrings pattern here>>

You can also get creative and use patterns intended for another purpose. So, for example, I designed the scatter stars to scatter on my Christmas table. But they would also make great earrings. Or link them together for a necklace or bracelet.

Similarly, you could use the robin or Advent candle for beaded Christmas jewellery, instead of on gift tags.

All these projects are featured in my ebook series here>>

Beaded Christmas Jewellery sets

If you have a little more time to invest in your beaded Christmas jewellery, these projects are also worth considering…

How about a complete set of jewellery made from holly wreaths? Yes, the necklace, bracelet and earrings look great worn together. They are also simple to make, for any level of experience.

Or, if you want a little more of a challenge, try out a snow-inspired set.

Both these jewellery sets feature in this ebook>>

Last, but not least, how about a set of gifts for your wrist?

Yes, I am being serious. This bracelet is fun to make and comfortable to wear. You can try it in festive colouring, or any other colouring for a party at any time of the year.

Giftwrap Beaded Bead Bracelet PatternGet the giftwrap bracelet pattern here>>

I hope that gives you a little inspiration for the party season.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

2 thoughts on “Beaded Christmas Jewellery: Quick, last-minute projects

  1. Dear Katie,
    I feel mean. I have just downloaded your free carrier bead tutorial without leaving a donation.
    I have a beading emergency – I need a fast beaded present for a little girl .. I have a few carrier beads but have never used them so will be glad of the tutorial. I have to make use of what I already have – a return trip to a decent bead shop would take an expensive 2 day trip and as bad weather is forecast, we can’t depend on a postal service if the ferries are cancelled! The joys of living on an island!
    On top of that I lost my credit card wallet a couple of days ago and await replacements! There are a couple of your patterns I intend to get as a Christmas treat for myself (beading without haste will be the main treat over the holiday). I hope the replacement cards arrive soon – before the bad weather.
    Sorry to seem mean
    Happy Christmas
    Elizabeth White

    1. Dear Liz, you’re not at all mean and please, please don’t feel that way. You support me so much and I’m very happy for you to use any and all of the free tutorials on here. It sounds like you’re beading on a deadline, so I hope you get the project completed. I’m sure you will love using the carrier beads and will make something beautiful with your stash. Wishing you a lovely Christmas and I hope 2019 gets off to a better start.
      Katie xx

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