Top 5 Christmas Picks

in Inspiration on December 10, 2015 . 0 Comments.

In this post, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite Christmas-inspired beads and charms in case you’re feeling the need to create something Christmassy at the moment! It’s a great time of year to create, because there’s so much to be inspired by! Christmas colors, glitter and sparkle are everywhere at the moment.

Take a look at our top 5 Christmas picks from the Golden Age Beads store…

1. Galvanized Carnival Toho Treasure Beads

If you love beadwork, you may have already seen our Toho Treasures range of beads which are ideal for peyote stitch projects. You could use these beads to create a Christmas snowflake bracelet (free pattern) or try your hand at making a beadwork necklace or ring.

Our galvanized carnival 11/0 Toho Treasure beads are colored in shades of gold and silver, making them ideal for Christmas beadwork projects. We love this peyote stitch ring made up in Christmas colors by Country Chic Charms.

2. Bright Red Mountain Jade Beads

These beautiful 8mm bright red mountain jade beads could form the basis for many jewelry-making projects. They are great for stringing to make bracelets and necklaces or as earring components too. Pair them with silver tone or gold tone findings for a striking contrast.

For inspiration, check out these earrings below, courtesy of Veronika Kociánová via Flickr - they resemble pretty Christmas baubles and would be ideal to wear for Christmas Day!

3. Antique Silver Angel Wing Charms

These pretty antique silver angel wing charms make beautiful classy pendants used just on their own. You could layer them with other beads if you’d prefer more detail. Either way, these angel wing charms could be used to make beautiful Christmas jewelry either for yourself, or as a gift for someone special.

This delicate personalized silver angel wing necklace, made by Anya Cloud Jewellery is a great example of how beautiful angel wing charms can look in necklaces.

4. Antique White Matte Shell Pearls

Our antique white 6mm matte shell pearls have a beautiful matte frosted finish, making them perfect for adding a little snowy shimmer to your beading projects. These beads work well in necklaces and bracelets and can be strung easily onto stringing wire.

For inspiration, check out this pretty two strand bracelet, courtesy of Mercury Jane via Flickr. It has plenty of Christmas sparkle!

5. Antique Brass Christmas Tree Charms

Our antique brass Christmas tree charms are great to use in charm bracelets. Pair them with red, green or gold beads and other antique brass findings for a very Christmassy look! As well as bracelets, these charms can be used as simple earring components, mini Christmas tree ornaments or to add detail to your home decorations this year.

Take a look at these pretty wine glass charms made by D Designs Jewellery which demonstrate how you can incorporate festive-inspired beads and charms into your Christmas celebrations!

We hope you like our top 5 Christmas picks and that this post has inspired you to create with Christmas in mind! We’d like to thank the artists from Etsy who have allowed us to use their images above.

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Last update: August 03, 2016

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