22 Beach Wedding Jewelry Ideas

The summer season is fast approaching! Where do your thoughts go when you are day-dreaming about summer? Mine go straight to the beach. There a very few sights that are as breathtaking and calming as an ocean view.  With gorgeous scenery, light weight fabrics, tan skin, and sand between your feet, there is only one more thing you could possibly need, and that is a stunning piece of beach-worthy jewelry. Since wedding season is in full swing, we here at AllFreeJewelryMaking have designed a collection just for you of some fabulous beach-worthy wedding jewelry projects. Whether you are a bride, bridesmaid, or a simply a wedding guest at a beach wedding, there is something for everyone in the collection of beach jewelry ideas.


22 Beach Wedding Jewelry Ideas


Seashells, nautical knots, and sea glass pieces are all fabulous elements to incorporate into a wedding them in creative ways. From braided bracelets to colorful bauble rings, everyone will be able to find the piece needed to complete their beach wedding look in this collection.


Seashell Jewelry PiecesSeashell Wire Necklace

There is no way to better represent a beach wedding then to include elements in your ensemble that are actually from the ocean. Stunning seashell projects like this Seashell Wire Necklace are prefect for a beach wedding theme. Find more seashell jewelry projects amongst these beach wedding jewelry ideas.








Finger Knitted Nautical Necklace

Super Easy Sea Glass Stretch BraceletOcean-Inspired Jewelry

Whether you are looking for your something blue, or are simply inspired by ocean hues, these ocean-inspired projects are for you. This Super Easy Sea Glass Stretch Bracelet is the ideal beading project both for beginners and for veteran beaders looking for an easy, stress-free DIY jewelry design. Find more alluring sea glass jewelry pieces and more in the Ocean-Inspired section of our beach wedding jewelry ideas collection page.





Under the Sea Bauble RingEven More Beachy Jewelry Ideas

Are you looking for more cute beach-inspired patterns? Try this lovely ring pattern. The beads on the Under the Sea Bauble Ring resemble seas urchins, making it the perfect accessory for a summer beach wedding getaway. Still haven’t found the right beach wedding jewelry piece for you? There are even more beachy jewelry ideas for you to choose from on this fun collection page. Also, be sure to visit AllFreeJewelryMaking.com for the latest summer DIY projects and wedding jewelry designs.



What is your favorite piece of beach jewelry?

Jewelry Tools 101: Comparing Pliers And Tweezers

Having the right tools for jewelry making is key to your success. The right tools and jewelry making techniques will help you get the results you want while also saving you time and a whole lot of frustration. You can also avoid wasting materials that get broken or lost because the tools you are using don’t have the right grip or strength.

Jewelry tweezers are relatively straightforward. Jewelry tweezers have a very fine tip that comes to a sharp point. They are used to pick up tiny gems and beads, as well as to get into tight spaces when you are positioning beads, threading wire, or wrapping wire.


Tweezers come in different material types to offer different strength and longevity. They can also be magnetized so that it is easier to pick up and hold onto certain jewelry findings.

Jewelry pliers, on the other hand, come in a much wider variety of options. They are larger and stronger, allowing you to grip beads tighter or to twist and manipulate thick wire. Here’s a look at some of the different types of jewelry pliers that you might need:

1) Round Nose Pliers

Round nose pliers are some of the most commonly used jewelry pliers. They have round tips all the way around, including inside the jaws. You can use them to make perfectly rounded pieces of wire, such as for closing head pins, jump rings, or other closures. You can also use them to create beautiful wire creations.

Round nose pliers can be purchased in different sizes and different materials to accommodate the type of project you are working on. For example, you might need stronger pliers if you are working with a heavier weight of wire.

2) Chain Nose Pliers

Chain nose pliers are the standard pliers. You will find these in any handy man’s toolbox, and they are a basic tool for jewelry makers.

Chain nose pliers typically have a serrated jaw, which makes it easier for them to grip things. You can also get them with a smooth jaw. You can use them for all-purpose work, but they are typically not small enough for fine details. You can buy smaller sizes for more detailed work, but you’ll need a pair of tweezers or other specialty pliers to get into really tight spaces.

3) Bent Nose Pliers

You can’t always tackle your project head on. Sometimes, there are beads, wire or other findings blocking your way, or sometimes the area you are trying to reach is so recessed that even holding the pliers in your hand can block it.

Bent nose pliers allow you to get into spaces at any angle, giving you a clear view and letting you access hard-to-reach places on your design. You’ll need to get a few sizes to make sure you can get into the smallest spaces when needed. The finer the tip, the more delicate the work you can do.

4) Flat Nose Pliers

Most pliers have a relatively narrow nose or even a round nose. Flat nose pliers have a wider nose that works almost like a clamp. The flat nose allows for a wider grip, and it can be used to create some interesting shapes when bending wire.

Guest post from Nina Blaicher of Tronex Tools

What tools do you like to work with?

10 DIY Beaded Bracelets for Every Occasion

I used to wear a watch every single day until it broke. I couldn’t really fix it, and after a few days of going to work with a bare wrist, I got the itch. Do you ever feel that itch? Do you ever feel that need to have something decorative on your arm? As a temporary fix, I put together a couple of quick DIY beaded bracelets. They were simple, colorful, and fun, and at the time, I considered these bracelets as only a replacement to ward off that bare-wrist itch until I found a new watch. Little did I know that this temporary fix would become a regular jewelry-crafting habit.

If you’ve ever spent hours searching the web for beautiful watches, you already know that the ones you will want to show off are super expensive. In this day and age, watches are more for decoration than for practical purposes, too. We can always just check the time on our phones, right? Bracelets, on the other hand, can be cute and bubbly or decadent and ornate for way less money. For the price of one gorgeous watch, you can make a crazy amount of bracelets.  In crafting DIY beaded bracelets, I soon found myself making them for every occasion. I had bracelets for formal parties, small gatherings, summer outings, holidays, trips to the beach, and everything else under the sun! What started off as a simple bandage for my broken watch problem became a fun craft to pair with my daily wardrobe. These crafts also made phenomenal DIY gift ideas for friends, loved ones, nieces, cousins, etc.

10 DIY Beaded Bracelets for Every Occasion

10 DIY Beaded Bracelets You’ll Absolutely Love

  1. Party Time DIY Bracelet
  2. Sunshine Yellow Beaded Bracelet Pattern
  3. Beaded Friendship Bracelet
  4. Byzantine Beaded Chain Maille Bracelet
  5. Elegant Black Bead Flower Set
  6. Shades of Pink Bracelet
  7. Bead Soup Cuff Bracelet
  8. Daisy Chain Beaded Bracelet Pattern
  9. Bugle Cluster Beaded Bracelet
  10. Briolette Beaded Bangle

Looking for even more DIY beaded bracelets? Check out 35 Free Beaded Bracelet Patterns.

I’ve listed 10 fantastic DIY beaded bracelets. Are there any amazing bracelets that you think should be featured in this list?

As If! 21 Jewelry Patterns Inspired by the 90s

There is a theory in fashion that every 20 years, trends will start reappearing. In the late 90s, fashion from the 1970s, like flared jeans, daisy chains, and colors like olive green and burnt orange, was the rage. In the mid-2000s, the 80s were alive and well. I remember being in high school about 10 years ago and rocking bright eyeshadow, band tees, and fishnets (Yikes!). And it seems like this 20-year staple has come around again, because the fashion, colors, and styles of the 90s are absolutely trending everywhere right now. 90s fashion faves like crop tops, bright bold colors, and platform shoes are in demand from fashionistas everywhere. However, it doesn’t matter if you were a 90s kid or not, because you can still embrace these crazy fun vintage jewelry ideas that are all over the runway.

As If! 21 Jewelry Patterns Inspired by the 90s

From looks inspired by classic 90s movies like Clueless to the glamorous styles worn by famous 90s supermodels, there’s literally a look for everyone! If you spent most of your teen years at the mall, I’ve got you covered with fun DIY accessories inspired by your favorite stores. I’ve made sure to include the most popular jewelry trends from the 90s, from hemp bracelets to velvet accessories, so that you’ve got endless options for when you’re channeling your favorite nostalgic vibe.

If you’ve got your own 90s-inspired jewelry patterns, or just want to let us know why you love the 90s, make sure to leave a comment below! Sit down, relax, pop in your favorite 90s movie, and get to crafting your favorite easy jewelry pattern from the list below!

As If! 21 Jewelry Patterns Inspired by the 90s

Pop Culture Princesses: Jewelry Inspired by Your Favorite 90s Icons

Enya Bohemian Midi Ring

To wear: When you’re listening to your old Spin Doctors CD

Scene Stealing Jewelry: Patterns from 90s TV and Movies

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Choker

To wear: When you’re writing down notes with your gel pens

 Mall Makeover: Jewelry Inspired by 90s Fashion

Delia's Inspired Daisy Chain

To wear: When you’re rocking your favorite body glitter

What’s your favorite 90s movie? Leave a comment below!

28 Jewelry Boxes: How to Make a Jewelry Box

If you like DIY jewelry, odds are that you have tons of different pieces of jewelry just lying around your home. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for jewelry to get tangled or lost this way. Get organized and continue your crafty, DIY trend by making your own jewelry holder. No matter what it is you need to organize, we’ve got the answer for you. Whether that’s a jewelry box, a necklace holder, an earring holder, or a bracelet box, you can find it in this collection of 28 Jewelry Boxes: How to Make a Jewelry Box.

28 Jewelry Boxes: How to Make a Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box

You can’t go wrong with a classic! That’s why making a homemade jewelry box is never a bad idea. Great for holding all of your odds and ends, a jewelry box is a staple in the bedroom of every jewelry lover. What we love most about homemade jewelry boxes is that you can completely customize it to fit your personal style.

Mosaic DIY Jewelry Box

1.  Mosaic DIY Jewelry Box
2.  Three Blind Mice Trinket Box
3.  Trinket Box
4.  Sailor’s Embellished Jewelry Box
5.  DIY Lace Jewelry Boxes
6.  Darling DIY Jewelry Box
7.  Tin Jewelry Box
8.  Antique Cameo Jewelry Box
9.  Cardboard Accessory Box
10. Stunning Quilled Paper Jewelry Box
11. Beautiful Bracelet Box
12. Reliable Ring Display

DIY Earring and Necklace Holders

If you don’t want to drop your necklaces in a jewelry box where they could still get tangled up, what you need is a DIY necklace holder. This will allow your necklaces to hang independent of each other and not result in a tangled mess. Similarly, if you’re worried that putting your earrings in a box will make it harder to match pairs, then you should try making an earring holder that keeps your earrings together. If you don’t want to spend hours finding and freeing your favorite pieces of jewelry, then these DIY earring and necklace holders are definitely what you need.

Wood Mountains DIY Necklace Holder

13. Wood Mountains DIY Necklace Holder
14. Necklace and Earring Organizer
15. DIY Wall Necklace Organizer
16. Metal Tabletop Jewelry Organizer
17. Picture Frame Earring Organizer
18. Shabby Chic Earring Holder
19. Lacy Vintage Earring Organizer


DIY Jewelry Dish

For everything else, there are jewelry dishes and trays. If your jewelry is so beautiful that you want to openly display it in your room, then this option is most likely for you. These options look great on the top of a dresser or desk and, as long as they’re not too cluttered, make it very easy to decide which pieces of jewelry to wear each morning.

Trendy Jewelry Tray

20. Trendy Jewelry Tray
21. Cake Stand Jewelry Organizer
22. Bread Dough Jewelry Box
23. Homemade Clay Jewelry Dish
24. Fashion-Forward DIY Jewelry Dish
25. Easy DIY Clay Jewelry Dishes
26. Perler Bead Catch-All DIY 
27. Seashell Jewelry Holder
28. Clay Ring Cone

What’s your preferred method of jewelry storage?

DIY Jewelry: Upgrade Your Jewelry Collection This Year

It’s a brand new year, and that means it’s time for a brand new look. Whether your style tends toward bold and daring or is more subtle and sweet, it’s always a good time to upgrade your look. In honor of the New Year, we thought we’d gather up our favorite new pieces for you to enjoy! We have earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces that are perfect for helping you to welcome in the new year with style and grace.


Upgrade Your Jewelry Collection


If you’re as excited for this new year as we are, then I’m sure you can’t wait to get your hands on these new trends for the season. Wire made jewelry, for example, is definitely making a comeback. We’ve got some adorable Wire Flower Earrings and a Wire Wrapped Bow Ring that we know you’re going to love. Beads are also a fabulous trend that you’ll want to get a jump on this year. We’ve got adorable beaded bracelets that will be super easy for you to throw together. And finally, we have one of the bolder trends of the season: brass. We’ve got several pieces featuring brass that will look absolutely stunning and provide a bold fashion statement to anyone who wears them.

We’ve given you all the tools. Now it’s up to you! Go forth and celebrate the New Year in style 🙂


DIY Earrings

Easy Wire Flower Earrings

Edgy Geometric Earrings

Gorgeous Golden Chandelier Earrings

Beautiful Backdrop Pearl Earrings

Easy Wire Flower Earrings

Fantastic Fringe Brass DIY Earrings



DIY Rings

Glammed Up Clay Rings

Precious Crystal DIY Ring

Glammed Up Clay Rings

Cord DIY Ring

5-Minute DIY Ring

Wire Wrapped Bow Ring


DIY Bracelets

Bitty Beads DIY Bracelet

Chic Knotted Twist DIY Bracelet

Bitty Beads DIY Bracelet

Dangly DIY Charm Bracelet

Beaded Tribal Boho Bracelet

Marvelous Memory Wire Bracelet


DIY Necklaces

Paper Arrow Jewelry Set

Brass Repurposed DIY Necklace

Paper Arrow Jewelry Set

Crocheted Doily DIY Necklace

Brassy Broad Recycled Necklace

Wonderful Waterwheel Seed Bead Necklace


How are you going to upgrade your jewelry for 2016?

Pearl Snowflake DIY Bracelet

Having lived in a tropical region all my life, I have often dreamt of playing with snow and celebrating a white Christmas. Though I have seen snow on mountains during my travels, I have never been fortunate enough to touch it. For people like me who live in hot and humid places, snowflake DIY jewelry, charms, patterns, and prints act as surrogates to the real thing, bringing in joyful memories.

Pearl Snowflake DIY Bracelet

This Christmas, I have created a very simple, snowflake-inspired faux pearl DIY bracelet that could be made by anyone in a jiffy. To make this beaded bracelet more fun and colorful, I have added an asymmetrical component using large bicones beads and embroidery floss. I have used teal blue as my accent color as I wanted to make a cooling and soothing bracelet, but you can use any color you like even giving them away as gifts.

Finished size – 7″;  Time Required: 20 minutes


  • 4mm snow white pearl beads – 43
  • Pearl white acrylic fluted bicones -2
  • Teal Embroidery floss
  • 24g silver artistic wire
  • Tools – Nose pliers, wire cutters, scissors, fabric glue


  1. Cut 24″ of artistic wire and fold in the center. Leaving about an inch from the end, twist twice to make a loop.
  2. Pull the wires away from one another and add 3 pearls on each side. Twist the wires to lock the beads.

Pearl Snowflake DIY Bracelet

Pearl Snowflake DIY Bracelet

3. Add 6 more beads – 3 on either side and twist to create another snowflake.
4. Repeat 3 more times, until you get 5 snowflakes.
5. Combine both wires and string 2 bicones beads.
6. Splitting the wire once again, repeat step 3 to create 2 more snowflakes. Twist once again in the end.

Pearl Snowflake DIY Bracelet

7. Add a pearl to one of the wires and create a wrapped loop. Cut excess wire and tuck in the end.
8. Fold the second wire at 90 degrees blow the pearl and create a nest by wire wrapping. Cut excess wire and tuck in the end.
9. Pinch the loop (step 1) using pliers and fold in half to create a hook. Together with the loop at the other end, it will form the clasp of the bracelet.

Pearl Snowflake DIY Bracelet

10. Apply fabric glue on the bicones (at the juncture where they meet) and wrap embroidery floss on it. It might be a bit difficult in the beginning as the beads will roll, but hold the beads between the thumb and forefinger on your less dominant hand while you wrap the thread with your dominant hand. After 3-4 wraps and the beads will stop moving. I have made around 12 wraps, but you can make more or less as per your wish.  Your bracelet is now complete.

Pearl Snowflake DIY Bracelet

This bracelet pattern has been inspired by basic beadweaving stitches and made easier with the use of wire instead of thread. Using wire also means that the bracelet can be shaped to fit your wrist exactly and hence will not move around.  This particular pattern can be made even by a beginner and can be adapted to create a symmetrical bracelet too.

Each snowflake is said to be as different as human fingerprints, even though they all have six sides to them. How will you make your own, unique snowflake this Christmas?

Trendy Arrow DIY Jewelry

I know for those of you who have never attempted to make homemade jewelry, don’t be scared off just yet! I just started about six months ago and I’m already making chain maille jewelry; it sounds scary, but wire wrapping tutorials become your best friend. The intricate statement necklaces that I’ve made with thick wire bracelets make me feel like a female knight from The Canterbury Tales. Anyways, jewelry making is such an awesome hobby because instead of catering to what you see at the store, you can just make exactly what you’re looking for.

Arrow Jewelry

When this Aztec jewelry and tribal clothes started becoming a trend, I was definitely not the first to jump on the bandwagon. I love geometric patterns as much as the next Art Deco buff, but the miss-matched colors and bold designs were just too much for me at the time. And, they were difficult to mimic because I didn’t have a steady hand at painting, nor a keen eye for sewing. I’m more of a floral pattern person—flowers are much softer and more feminine. So, it’s only just recently that I’m jumping on the Aztec and tribal pattern bandwagon. I’ve become more of a Boho-chic hipster. I’ve embraced the tribal patterns with arrows and geometric themes. Since it is such a huge trend, though, that means finding the exact arrow jewelry to go with all of my tribal outfits is fairly difficult, not to mention expensive. That’s why DIY arrow jewelry is my next big project.

Considering I’ve only made jewelry a handful of times in my life, these are super easy jewelry making projects. All you need are the materials.


Trendy Arrow DIY Jewelry


Paper Arrow Jewelry SetPaper Arrow Jewelry Set

Using paper materials in your own pattern choice, you can make this easy paper jewelry craft in less than an hour. These make great gifts if you’re trying to stay within budget.



Pamela Love RingPamela Arrowhead Knockoff Ring

This Pamela Love ring dupe looks so much like the original, you’ll have a difficult time trying to figure it out which one is the real one.



Easy Arrowhead NecklaceEasy Arrowhead Necklace

This is an awesome tutorial about how to turn a rock into an arrowhead, and make a necklace from it! You will love this easy arrowhead necklace that gives you the freedom to decorate your necklace however you want.



Trendy Turquoise Leather NecklaceTrendy Turquoise Leather Necklace

This is what I call a successful mixed media. This leather craft is cut out in the shape of an arrow. So if you don’t like the feeling or the texture of heavy rocks weighing down your neck, this is the arrow necklace for you.



Stitched ArrowsStitched Arrows Pendant Necklace

If you’re wanting something in a jiffy, you can make this stitched necklace. It would be a great gift for a Hunger Games fan if you added a bird pendant and made a cluster.



Arrowhead EarringsArrowhead Earrings

These earrings are a great way to give a splash of color to your tribal outfit. Their simple triangular design fits right in with any pattern.



Clay PendantsAztec Clay Pendants

Clay is the easiest medium to work with when it comes to jewelry making. You’re just molding it to the shape you want and connect it to the chain.


How do you like to wear tribal and Aztec patterns?






Silk Cord Necklace

Silk is a very beautiful craft material that epitomizes luxury. When you create a design with silk—whether it is in the form of yarn or fabric—it elevates the status of the product making it unique, exclusive and worthy of the person using the product. That’s why silk crafts are a classic design.

But Silk is expensive, hence materials that look like silk—for instance Acetate and Viscose—can be used by beginners to practice a craft before trying it out with real silk. This project uses a viscose -polyester blended thread commercially known as “silk thread” to create a beautiful statement necklace. The same design can be created with real silk thread too.  This Silk Cord Necklace is interchangeable and can be customized to particular outfits by adding or subtracting rings from the cord. Being a bold, tribal style statement necklace, it goes very well with simple solid colored shirts, tunics or dresses.

Silk Cord Necklace

by Divya N

silk thread necklace


  1. 1″ wooden rings – 5
  2. 3/4″ wooden rings – 2
  3. 5/8” wooden rings -3
  4. Silk thread (Viscose – polyester thread) in pink, red, maroon, golden yellow, light green, dark green, dark blue and light yellow
  5. 5mm round braided cord – 20”
  6. 5mm pewter end caps
  7. Fabric glue (clear fabric glue)
  8. 5mm faux pearl – 1
  9. Extension chain – 1
  10. Silver tone eyepin – 1
  11. Silver tone lobster clasp – 1
  12. Silver tone jump rings – 2
  13. Tools – Nose pliers, wire cutter and Scissors

Silk cord necklace diy Method

  1. Measure 10 strands of half a meter long red silk thread. Cut and glue the strands together on one end. Apply tiny droplets of fabric glue along the circumference of one 1″ wooden ring and wind the thread on the ring making sure that the thread remains smooth and untangled. This procedure is the same as the one followed in my Tango Earrings here.
  2. Repeat the process to create 1 more red ring, 1 blue ring, 2 pink rings using 1″ rings. Repeat step 1 with 3/4″ rings to create 1 golden yellow ring, 1 half light green/half dark green ring.
  3. Repeat step 1 with 5/8″ rings to create 1 light green ring, 1 dark green ring.
  4. Decorate one pink ring by wrapping strands of golden yellow around it (in one direction only) as in the above picture. Similarly decorate one red ring with green thread and dark blue ring with pink thread. You can combine white thread along with other color thread to produce a double color effect while wrapping.
  5. Cut 20″ inches length (or longer as required) of a braided cord. Applying glue on one end, wrap thread around it as you did for the discs. Trim and secure the ends with a dab of glue.
  6. Glue the end caps to the ends of the cord. Let dry for 1-2 hours. Using jump rings add a clasp to one end and an extension chain to the other.
  7. String the discs to the cord. Their center holes are big enough to remove them and change the order whenever you want, even with the end caps on.
  8. Add a pearl drop to the end of the extension chain, if interested bu looping the pearl on a headpin. Alternatively you can add you favorite charm to the chain.


What colors will you choose for you necklace and what will you pair it with?

4th of July Wire ring

I find creating holiday oriented accessories and jewelry a challenge, as I like making versatile pieces that can be worn by everybody anytime not just to celebrate a particular holiday or occasion. But dressing up for holidays, is fun and that demands something unique. To make the best of both worlds, I have come up with a simple, classy and sophisticated handmade wire Ring for the fourth of July celebrations that can be worn with everything from suits to summer dresses and still instill a little bit of patriotism in you.

Using basic jewelry tools and a few simple supplies like beads and wire, you can make a wire ring that will make you the cynosure of your Fourth of July party. This project can be done in a matter of minutes, hence these rings can be made in large numbers to be given away as party favors. I have used materials like dyed jades and faux pearl, but if you wear only “real jewelry” then you can create this design using coral and Lapis Lazuli beads with real pearls using sterling silver wire.



  1. 20g artistic silver wire- 18″
  2. Faceted  dyed blue Jade rondrell – 1
  3. Faceted dyed red Jade rondrell – 1
  4. 10mm white faux pearl -1
  5. Tools – Ring Mandrel, nose pliers and wire cutter


1.String a blue jade followed by the white pearl and then the red jade to a piece of 18″ length of wire.  The length of the wire could be more or less depending on your ring size. Find your desired size on a ring mandrel using one of your existing rings and work with half size larger.
4th of july wirering
2. Center the wire over the mandrel at the desired size marking. Wrap one side of the wire around the mandrel and wrap the other side around the mandrel in the opposite direction. The band should now contain 2 strands of wire at back.
3. Turn the mandrel around so that the curved portion is in the front. Take one edge of the wire around the beads and wrap following with the other wire in the opposite direction. A nest should form underneath the beads holding them in place.
4. Bring both wire up almost at a 90 degree angle and wrap around the jade beads twice. This secures the beads well to the frame.

4th of july wire ring

5. Crisscross the wires and wrap again, this time only around the pearl
6.Pick one wire end and make a loop at the end and bend it to make a spiral. Bring it close to the pearl and press to contain the pearl. If your wire is too long for a proportional spiral, cut it short before you spiral it.
7. Repeat step 5 with the other end. Both your spirals might look different from each other, there is no need to worry as it adds to the charm of the ring. Press the wires gently with your fingers to form them into shape making your  ring look less messy.

Celebrate 4th of July in style with this easy to make patriotic ring.