With summer just around the corner, what better time is there to start thinking about creating some beautiful beach themed jewelry? In this post, we’ve picked out some of our favorite beads and charms to inspire you to think about sunny days, sparkling oceans and golden sandy beaches!
Each one of the items below could be used to create your own amazing accessories to fit right in at the beach this year. What’s more, we’ll be giving away the beads and charms featured in this post via a Facebook giveaway this weekend to one lucky winner! Make sure to check out our Facebook page on Saturday for more information about what you need to do to enter.
UPDATE: The giveaway is over, and the winner is Becky Burton. Thank you to everybody who participated!
Here are our top 5 picks for beach themed jewelry:
1. Sea Opal Glass Beads
Our 4mm Sea Opal glass beads feature a beautiful blue tinge with golden undertones, making them perfect for beach themed or summer jewelry projects. These beads look amazing when paired with pearls or silver chain. Similar materials have been used in these divine barefoot sandals made by Passion Flower Jewelry.
2. Toho Treasure Seed Beads (Opaque White)
Our Toho Treasure seed beads are very uniform in size, making them ideal for beadweaving projects. However, they can be used for a range of other jewelry-making projects too! White is such a great color to wear on the beach, so we’d recommend these size 11/0 opaque white matte seed beads for use in any beach themed jewelry.
You could use these to make bracelets, earrings and much more! Fringe earrings are very popular this summer; take a look at these gorgeous “Sunset’s Bones” fringe earrings from By the Rock and Weed.
3. Green Patina Starfish Charms
Made with a green patina finish, our rustic starfish charms can be used in charm bracelets, anklets or necklaces. These work well as pendants as they’re quite large in size (19mm long by 15mm wide). If you’d like to see some of our other beach themed charms, check out our scallop and conic shell charms.
The picture below is a great example of beach themed jewelry - “Sand Dollar Ribbon Necklace” by Stranded Silk. The fabric against the patina pendant looks incredibly striking!
4. Aqua Candy Jade Beads
Our 4mm faceted round Aqua Candy Jade Beads are made from opaque quartz. They are highly polished to give them a gorgeous shine and they feature that beautiful sea green color! These beads can be used in any jewelry-making project but look especially awesome when paired with beads in contrasting colors.
You could try making stacking bracelets with these beads, another popular jewelry accessory you’ll likely see on the beach this summer. We love the contrasting colors used in these summery Sari Silk Bangle Bracelets below made by Elm Tree Charms.
5. Teal Magnesite Beads
If you like making minimalistic jewelry, our 4mm Magnesite beads in light teal green are great for delicate earring or ring wire wrapping projects. Take a look at this wire wrapped ring below by Minky Kitten, which we think makes for lovely beach jewelry. The gold wire used here brings out the color in the focal bead and makes it look really striking.
We hope you enjoyed our top 5 picks for beach themed jewelry! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page at the weekend for more details about our giveaway, where one lucky winner will receive the 5 types of beads and charms featured in this post!
Full item list:
- Sea Opal Glass Beads, 4mm Faceted Round - 15 inch strand
- 11/0 Toho Treasure Seed Beads, Matte-Color Opaque White - 5 gram bag
- 19mm Starfish Charms, Green Patina - 5 charms
- Aqua Candy Jade Beads, 4mm Faceted Round - 15 inch strand
- Magnesite Beads, Light Teal Green, 4mm Round - 15 inch strand
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