10 Cool Bead Projects to Start Now

With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the best time to get started on your next bead project.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are all right around the corner, and you can get a head start on creating fun bead projects to impress your friends and family.  Here are ten bead projects to begin working on right now.

1.) Football Season Keychains

The beginning of fall signals the time for die-hard football fans to begin cheering on their favorite teams.  Give them a gift that they can show off proudly on game day by creating keychains with the color of their favorite team.  This is a fun bead project that will delight any football fan, and they are easy to make, as well.  Find their favorite NFL team here so that you can choose the right colors.  If you miss football season, there is always basketball in the spring for which you could start bead projects.

2.) Wind Chime

The perfect time to create a wind chime is during the slow transition from summer into fall when the winds are becoming stronger.  Use a piece of beach driftwood for a rustic-chic look, and have the beads dangle below.  Beaded wind chimes are beautiful and add something extra to your yard.  In addition, wind chimes can be very expensive and making your own will save you a lot of money.

3.) Spooky Candle Decoration

Make Halloween-inspired candle decorations, such as beaded black spiders or creepy ghosts that dangle from above.  Other Halloween-themed projects you can do include beaded charms that hang off your Jack-O-Lanterns, or add some pizazz to your costume with a beaded eye mask.

4.) Beaded Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving

Impress your family this Thanksgiving by creating intricate beaded napkin rings to grace your dining table.  You can purchase gorgeous rose gold beads from Beads of Cambay to give your napkins a lovely accent with high-quality beads.  These napkins give your entire table a touch of sophistication and will no doubt be the topic of discussion over Thanksgiving dinner.

5.) Beautiful Beaded Table Runner

No matter what the occasion, beaded table runners are the perfect way to add elegance to your table.  Metallic beaded table runners are absolutely stunning, and there are many different variations you can make.  They are also fairly versatile, and can look beautiful on both rustic-style tables and modern tables.

6.) Wine Glass Charms

Wine glass charms make great gifts for your friends this holiday season.  Not only will they be touched that you put the effort into making something for them, but you can also customize them to fit their personalities.  They also make great gifts to give to the hostess if you attend a holiday party.

7.) Christmas Ornament Cover

Create a beautiful ornament cover to give a bit of pizazz to your Christmas ornaments and make them unique.  These Christmas ornaments covers look stunning draped over any type or ornaments.  Beaded Christmas ornaments also make great gifts for family and friends, so get into the holiday spirit by starting this project early.

8.) Beaded Coasters

Beaded coasters make great Christmas gifts for both men and women, especially paired with hot cocoa mixes.  Everyone needs a simple beaded coaster to rest their hot cups of tea or cocktails on, and this project is the perfect solution.  You can have a lot of fun with different designs and can tailor them to fit your personality.

9.) Dog Collar

If you’ve got an indoor pet who doesn’t engage in rough-housing, making them a beaded collar could be your next favorite project.  Fido needs to look great, too, and beaded collars that stretch are perfect for pups who just enjoy relaxing on the couch all day.  If you decide that making beaded collars is your thing, there are plenty of people who would love to buy them from you for their own pet.  In fact, you will see a few people selling beaded dog collars on Etsy.com and, if you think your designs are great, consider opening an account and making a business out of it.

10.) Stunning Lariat-Style Necklace

Lariat necklaces are trendy and can look stunning with gorgeous, high-quality beads.  Their popularity only continues to grow because of their versatility.  Whether you want to wear them in a more casual, beach-day setting, or an upscale cocktail party, lariat necklaces are the perfect accessory.  By creating a beaded lariat necklace, you can modify it to be the perfect length for you.