23 Summer Jewelry Patterns + Awesome Giveaway!

Who’s excited for summer?  I cannot wait for warm weather!  I don’t know about you, but I spent the majority of the freezing cold winter cooped up making brand new jewelry…and I’m so excited to be able to show it off once the weather gets nicer!

From necklaces to rings, I powered through my bead stash and made some awesome accessories that are super sunny and bright…and since I’m so excited to accessorize with color again, I just had to share a few of my favorite summer-themed jewelry DIY’s with you!  And since I’m feeling extra generous, I have an awesome giveaway in store for you as well…

But first, let’s get down to business.  I’ve compiled a list of my favorite summery, beachy, nautical designs that are just perfect for wearing in the summertime.  One of my favorites is the Nautical Knot Necklace, which I love pairing with my new summer sundress.  I also loved making the Bright and Sunny Button Earrings, which I can easily wear year round for fun color accessorizing!

Take a look through my fave’s and let me know which one you like the best!  If you’re feeling extra generous, we’d love to see a picture of your creations!  Share them with us on Facebook so we all can admire your hard work!

jewelry-giveawayAs an added bonus, we’re giving away an entire collection of jewelry books and beads to help you get started with your summer jewelry makeover!  Create tons of bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more with the awesome books in this collection!  Here’s a little sneak peek of what you’ll find in this giveaway:

  • Simple Soldering:  A Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Making includes a bonus DVD!
  • Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers: The Complete Technique Guide
  • Beading Across America:  Jewelry Inspirations from Coast to Coast
  • The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry
  • Paracord Crafts
  • 20 to Make Necklaces
  • Mixed Media Jewelry Techniques
  • Tila Beads:  Bracelets and Necklaces with 2-Hole Tile-Shaped Beads
  • The Art of Jewelry Design
  • PLUS lots of beads and hemp cord to help you on your jewelry making adventures!

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment answering the question at the bottom of this post and you’ll be automatically entered to win!  You have until May 9th to enter!

Now, let’s get to accessorizing!

23 Summer Jewelry Patterns


Bright-Nautical-Knot-Necklace - CopyNautical Jewelry


BrightAndTasseledBeginnerBracelet - CopyBright and Bold Jewelry


BeachReadyBracelet - CopyBeach Wear


Don’t forget, we’re giving away an awesome set of jewelry books and beads!  Want to win?  Answer this question below…


What are your favorite colors to match when it comes to making your own jewelry? 

I LOVE turquoise and coral…but I need more suggestions!



  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until May 9, 2014 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada (Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec and where prohibited).


  1. Monica says

    I’m a big fan of metallics. I love gold, silver, and copper the best if I’m making jewelry for myself.

  2. Melly Glass says

    There are a lot of colors I like to mix when I’m making jewelry. I like black, white, and pink. Black, white, and turquoise. Turquoise and bronze. Turquoise and silver. Emerald and gold. Amethyst and gold. Green and purple. Pink and purple. I just made a peyote bracelet where I used dark blue, white, and gold. It turned out fabulous. I could go on and on.

  3. Chris says

    I like to mix up colors. Go for broke here and do something different. Sometimes it works and sometimes not so much.

  4. Patricia Harrison says

    My favorile color is blue I like to put it with all shades of pink, and purple, and even toss in black or white here and there. If I’m making the piece for me it’s more shades of blue, lol
    If I’m making it as a gift then I try to think about what they would like the most.

  5. Tina says

    I love the pink,blue,black,browns,silver,& gold. When I make my necklace I will make it to match my outfits. I love all colors & in summer I like to keep it bright bold & refreashing. Summer & spring are so great for making & wearing all kinds of jewlery you make yourself with all the colors you like.

  6. sandra riel says

    i like al colors to make things out of but when for someone elsa i try to think about what they like so i keep as many assorted colors as possible

  7. shannon thompson I like purple & dusty rose says

    I am fond of purple ( in any shade) & turquoise. I use the purples for colder weather & turquoise for warmer weather.

  8. says

    It’s hard to pick a favorite! I love just about everything! But I suppose my favorites are natural colors – creams, light pink, brown, and greens. They tend to go with lots of things!

  9. Steph. Kay says

    I think black and copper are dramatic for winter and pinks/purples/coral shades bright for summer

  10. corrie says

    There are so many colors its hard to have favorites but if I had to say I do love metalics I love using more natural colors of darker reds and mossy greens with a touch of copper, gold or silver.
    But for lighter spring or summer colors I like using an aqua blue with either a lilac purple or a rose/peach (or all 3 together).

  11. Mo says

    I love playing with all sorts of colors, but I especially like mimicking nature….blues and greens for the ocean, browns and greens, etc. for earth, purples and coral-ly types for sunsets 🙂

  12. Kim S. says

    I love the color blue, and I love mixing different hues in the same piece – I have the “ombre” bug, so, really, any color will do, if I can achieve an ombre pattern with several elements in one piece of jewelry!

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