Discover the World of Beaded Jewelry and Create “Magic” in Your Own World

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Add magic to your outfits, color of hair, or color of eyes by choosing the right colors in bead necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Start with the bead color. Do you want the beads to match your outfit or the color of your eyes or hair? Think about the color wheel and how color harmony is created. Find a good poster of the color wheel and keep it as a handy tool to help you combine bead colors that will enhance your clothes, color of eyes or hair.

The best thing about making your own beaded jewelry is that you can choose right from the start exactly the color combinations you desire. You can do the same thing by consulting with a bead jewelry artisan and having he or she create for you a line of jewelry perfectly matched to every outfit in your wardrobe or to match your skin color, eye or hair color. Using the subtle accents of color harmony in bead jewelry pieces is what gives you that finishing individual touch that helps to create “magic” wherever you go.

Did you just love to color with a brand new box of crayons in a brand new coloring book? Can you remember the “magic” you felt when your grade school teachers started passing out fresh off the printer individual coloring sheets.

I don’t know about you, but when I was a child, coloring was one of my favorite activities at home and in school. I just loved seeing what the colors looked like all in harmony together on the finished piece. I get the same kind of magical feeling when I complete bead jewelry projects.
I would feel so proud when the teacher would choose one of my finished pieces to hang on the wall or the window for everyone to see what a good job I did. I always liked to sign my name even when I could only print my name. The page was not finished until I wrote “Connie” at the end. My coloring book now is the internet and I have my bead jewelry pictures plastered all over the walls and windows of my internet pages. When people click on links leading to my pages, they are peeping through my windows seeing my jewelry art all displayed.

You can experience the same kind of joy and thrills from bead jewelry making. Like magic the colors blend together in harmony singing a little song that only you the creator is hearing. Wear those pieces of handcrafted bead jewelry and watch others hear the same song just like “magic.” I even notice the “males” at the Y noticing my dangle earrings and I see a little sparkle come in their eyes. Men and women enjoy seeing the happy dances of bead dangling earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Bead jewelry adds magic to anyone who wears it.

If you start with the color of beads first then add the style of clothes you might find it actually more fun than buying your clothes first and then trying to find the right color of bead jewelry. Buy your bead jewelry first or create your bead jewelry first if you are an artisan. You might match up a single row of pearls on a necklace with a classical style of an outfit. For evening, match up a little more of an extravagant beaded accessory to your outfit.

With all the fabulous and expressive beads available today you can create exciting jewelry giving you and even your plainest outfits a very unique and dramatic look. Think about a beaded necklace made out of shells, wood or some other natural material to wear with casual clothes, blue jeans, shorts and tops summer outfits. I think these types of materials make for a fun looking appearance.


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If you are more on the refined side in personality and style of clothes consider looking for exquisite beads to enhance the perfect look of your clothes. There is an enormous choice in bead jewelry materials.

Choosing colors and style first helps to remove some of the overwhelming feeling of your search for just the right kind of “magic” look you want to have. Beaded jewelry accents your clothes as well as your personality and overall appearance. Like magic, you are transformed into a fairy princess if you so desire, or like magic, you are transformed into whatever look you hope to achieve.

I just completed a three piece set of necklace, bracelet and earrings I called “Gypsy.” I already have her named, but she could have been named “Fairy Princess” I think as well. She is a set in my opinion that creates an instant fantasy of “magic.” Match her up to a new outfit. She is suitable for any age group. Follow the link below to my Etsy shop to see more pictures of this three piece magical bead set.

Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan



This is a 3 piece bead set I added to Carmilita’s Three Piece Bead Sets. There is a necklace, bracelet and earrings in this set.

Materials Used for Earrings:
2 Antique Bronze 11 x 15 Leverback earrings
8 Antique Bronze 5mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
6 Antique Bronze Ballpins
6 Antique Bronz 8 x 9 mm Decorative Bead Caps
6 Antique Bronze 1.5×4 mm Beaded Rondelles
6 Pink 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
6 Light Rose 5 x 9 mm Flower Beads

Materials Used for Bracelet
10 inches of Antique Bronze Colored Buddy Braids
1 Antique Bronze 15 mm Thick Rope toggle Clasp
2 Antique Bronze Crimp Beads
2 Antique Bronze 4 mm Crimp Covers
12 Antique Bronze Ballpins
12 Antique Bronze 3 x 9 mm Decorative Bead Caps
12 Antique Bronze 1.5 x 4 mm Beaded Rondelles
12 Pink 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
12 Light Rose 5 x 9 mm Flower Beads
26 Peach 4 mm Glass Crystal Bicones
13 Pink AB 8 x 5 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles

Materials Used for Necklace
26 inches of Antique Bronze Colored Buddy Braids
1 Antique Bronze 14 x 8 mm Lobster Clasps
1 Antique Bronze Split Ring
2 Antique Bronze Crimp Beads
2 Antique Bronze 4 mm Crimp Bead covers
4 Antique Bronze 5 mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
7 Antique Bronze Ball Pins
7 Antique Bronze 2 x 9 mm Decorative Bead Caps
48 Antique Bronze 1.5×4 mm Beaded Rondelles
10 Antique Bronze 4 x 5 mm Bicones
12 Antique Bronze 8 mm Bicones
72 Pink 4 mm Glass Crystal Bicones
18 Peach AB 8 x 5 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
7 Pink 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
7 Light Rose 5 x 9 mm Flower Beads




Author: connielimon2014

Bead Jewelry Artisan, mother of one daughter and grandmother of two grandsons, daughter of Korean War Veteran.

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