Top 5 Picks for Mother’s Day 2016

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to show that special lady in your life how much you care and appreciate what they do for you. What better way to show your appreciation than with a handmade gift?

In this post, we’ve selected some of our favorite beads that would work really well in handmade Mother’s Day jewelry. To inspire you, we’ve also featured some beautiful creations from talented artists on Etsy.

Take a look below at our top 5 Mother’s Days picks!

1. Freshwater Pearls

Pearls instantly give any piece of jewelry a touch of class and freshwater pearls, with their organic irregular shape, are equally as elegant. Use them in necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.


Freshwater pearls are great for stringing and they also look fabulous in bead embroidery projects too. We came across this classic freshwater pearl necklace from Crafts by Sigita and we think it would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

2. Green Patina Heart Charms

Heart charms are understandably popular when it comes to Mother’s Day jewelry designs. Instead of going for shiny and smooth looking heart charms, how about something a little more rustic?

Our Green Patina Heart Charms work well as earring components or as pendants for necklaces. They feature an organic shape with an interesting texture – something a little different for mom!


We were inspired to feature these charms when we came across these gorgeous shabby chic heart dangle earrings made by The Vintage Heart.

3. Impression Jasper Beads

Jasper is a gemstone known among healers as the “Supreme Nurturer” of gemstones – a stone of comfort, protection and peace. Could this be the perfect gem to give to a mother given such qualities by nature?

The color of our Fuchsia Impression Jasper Beads is perfect for a Mother’s Day jewelry gift. These 8mm beads work well in necklaces and bracelets and you could mix them with other round beads in different colors for contrast.

Use just a few beads for a simple yet dramatic effect. We love this simple mother and daughter matching bracelet set, made by The Sea Lovers.


4. Toho Treasure Seed Beads

These Toho Treasure seed beads are perfect for beadweaving projects that use peyote or brick stitch techniques. They are uniform in size so they’ll sit perfectly in line with seed beads either side. The image above is of our Ceylon Cotton Candy Toho Treasure Seed Beads – a pretty pink color perfectly suited to Mother’s Day jewelry.

Use these seed beads to make a beautiful bracelet gift. Here’s a free pattern that you can adapt as a starting point! For inspiration, take a look at this bead loom bracelet by Leafs Creations which uses a calming and beautiful palette of colors.

5. Gold Tone Infinity Links

The love between a mother and her child is precious and never ending. A symbolic representation of this relationship can be created with our infinity links! Use our gold tone infinity links to make classy looking necklaces or bracelets for a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift.


This family birthstone bracelet, made and photographed by So Simply Quaint is a beautiful example of Mother’s Day jewelry. It incorporates a number of glass pearls in different birthstone colors and a hand stamped initial on a metal square tag.

We hope our top 5 picks here have inspired you to get creative this Mother’s Day! Our beads and supplies featured above are stocked in various colors and sizes, to suit your requirements.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the talented artists from Etsy who gave us permission to use their images for this post.

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