Crystal Bead Jewelry Projects

Crystal Bead Tennis Bracelet DIY
Sparkling crystal beads and size 11 cylinder beads strung together on this flash-tastic bracelet

The Spruce / Lisa Yang

Crystal beads are faceted glass beads with special brilliance and reflectivity.

For each of these patterns, you can substitute different brands of crystal beads. For example, you can use Swarovski crystal bicones instead of Chinese crystal bicones. In some cases, you may even be able to use different crystal shapes or slightly different sizes. Be creative and experiment.

  • 01 of 09

    Crystal Loom Bracelet

    Completed Loom Bracelet

    The Spruce / Lisa Yang

     If you are new to looming, there can be no more satisfying way to get started than by using larger beads like these crystals. It makes the looming process much quicker and the results are dazzling.

    Learn how to make this loom bracelet with ribbon clamp selvage edge finish.

    Difficulty level: Advanced Beginner

  • 02 of 09

    Easy Crystal Bead Tennis Bracelet

    Crystal Bead Tennis Bracelet DIY

    The Spruce / Lisa Yang

    Tennis bracelets are one of those things that will never go out of style. This classic bracelet design combines 4 mm crystal bicones and cylinder beads stitched up using a single-needle right-angle weave. The result is a substantial bracelet that is supple and full of sparkle.

    Use Swarovski clear AB finish crystals for the maximum light reflection.

    Difficulty level: Beginner

  • 03 of 09

    Queen of the Nile Cube and Crystal Bead Bracelet

    cube and crystal bead bracelet

    The Spruce Crafts / Jennifer VanBenschoten

     The Queen of the Nile is a gorgeous, sparkly eye-catching bracelet that is super easy to make. The only stitch you need to know is ladder stitch--and you can make this bracelet without even knowing you are doing ladder stitch.

    Cube beads and crystals combine for a one of a kind wide cuff bracelet that you'll want to make in several color combinations.

    Difficulty level: Beginner

  • 04 of 09

    Crystal Ornament

    Crystal Ornament / Deborah Roberti

    Deborah Roberti's beadwork patterns are a favorite, and this little ornament is a great example of her creativity. Learn how to make it in this free pattern from Around the Beading Table.

    Difficulty level: Beginner

    Continue to 5 of 9 below.
  • 05 of 09

    Garden Necklace

    Garden Necklace beading pattern / Deborah Roberti

    Also from Around the Beading Table, this sparkling necklace uses crystal bicones, round beads, and Delica cylinder beads. This project can easily be adapted for holidays, prom, or even weddings.

    Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate

  • 06 of 09

    Crystal Chain Bracelet

    Crystal Chain bracelet beading pattern / Deborah Roberti

    This pattern takes a slightly different, lacy approach to bead weaving with crystals. It's also courtesy of Around the Beading Table.

    Difficulty level: Beginner

  • 07 of 09

    Triangle Weave Bracelet

    Triangle Weave Bracelet / Deborah Roberti

    Learn embellished triangle weave while stitching up this elegant bracelet. It's a nice example of how you can combine crystals with Czech fire polished beads.

    Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate

  • 08 of 09

    Double Bicone Crystal Earrings

    Double Bicone Rivoli Pendant

    The Spruce Crafts / Jennifer VanBenschoten

     This project uses bezeled Rivoli crystals surrounded by 3mm and 6mm bicone crystals to form a decadent star-shaped pendant. It is easy to substitute the colors and sizes of this project to scale it larger or smaller based on the size Rivoli you have available.

    Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate

    Continue to 9 of 9 below.
  • 09 of 09

    Crystal Snowflake Earrings

    Crystal Beaded Snowflake

    The Spruce Crafts / Chris Franchetti Michaels

    These earrings are a little challenging at first, but once you understand that it is a bunch of beaded figure-eight shapes surrounding a center ring, it stitches together very quickly.

    Makes a great pair of earrings, pendant, or small ornament or package decoration.

    Difficulty level: Intermediate